Understated contemporary charm: Euphoria is the new l’Opificio’s Collection!

Stripes, polka dots and a sophisticated design that seems to suggests the veins of marble are the three different lines of the Euphoria Collection, the new l’Opificio’s proposal that matches rigor, elegance and unconventional graphic signs.

With a strong palette, tasteful shades and rich contrasts Stripe, Polka Dots and Marble represent a understated contemporary charm.

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Art and fabrics: Soft Pictures @ Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Soft Pictures is a group exhibition, at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudango, that explores the use of textile in contemporary art, an interesting overview on the use of fabric as a material to create fashinating art images. Irene Calderoni, the exhibition’s curator, suggests a reflection on the multiplicity of meanings that the adoption of this medium entails in artistic practice. She underlines how, in the contemporary world, choosing fabric as a material and using old techniques to work it represents the first significant, strong gesture to open up a whole range of expressive possibilities for art. Some of the main themes are tradition, memory and folklore: the textile – in the balance between function and decoration, design and art, tradition and modernity – is here recognized as a vital tool of artistic research.

Artists: Sanford Biggers, Shannon Bool, Enrico David, Willem De Rooij, Noa Eshkol, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Gabriel Kuri, Goshka Macuga, Adele Roeder, Slavs and Tatars, Rosemarie Trockel, Piotr Uklanski, Francesco Vezzoli, Vincent Vulsma, Franz Erhard Walther, Pae White, Andrea Zittel

Soft Pictures
curated by Irene Calderoni
23 October 2013 – 23 March 2014
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino

Torino Design Week 2013 Artissima – Paratissima – Photissima…

November is for Turin the month of contemporary art.
The Luci d’Artista are switched on again, Artissima and Paratissima and The Others are arriving, and more events are expected in the coming weeks.

In 2013, Artissima will present a selection of the most famous galleries and cutting-edge on the world stage and an exciting calendar of related events in collaboration with leading institutions dedicated to contemporary art in the city.

Artissima will take place from 8th to 10th November 2013 in the spectacular pavilion of the Oval, an original building with a particular architectural style built for the Olympic Games in Turin in 2006 that is the ideal container to host an important event like Artissima.

What’s new

Surely the most important news in the context of these events is the birth of Flash Backfrom 7th to 10th, because it means the entry of ancient art into the world of contemporary art.

In the same spirit, it has become more and more important to defend and promote the work of young people, hosted by “Paratissimafrom 6th to 9th, to get to the evocative experience of The Othersfrom 8th to 10th , inside the prison space.

Photissimafrom 6th to 10th , which opens at 18.30 at the Manifattura Tabacchi, and “Bam – Biennale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea” which opens with a vernissage at 19.30 at the NH Lingotto Tech.

And on Saturday night let’s stay till late with “Notte delle Arti Contemporanee “.