Autumn in Turin: photography, painting and manga exhibitions


Turin and its surrounding areas are embracing the colours of fall, but also offering dozens of opportunities to enjoy culture, exhibitions, and gatherings.

Capa in Color is open until 31st January in the Chiablese Rooms at the Royal Museums: it is a collection of over 150 colour images taken by renowned Hungarian-born American-naturalised photographer Robert Capa. At the Archaeological Park of Porta Palatina, enjoy the new installation of Beyond Walls - Oltre i muri, a global land art project by French-Swiss artist Saype: it is a gigantic painting on grass of hands firmly grasping in solidarity and hope. The central rooms of the Savoy Gallery house the exhibition entitled Beyond Walls. Turin 2020, an exclusive testament to Saype’s aesthetic, career and "Foot Murals" techniques which have made him famous all over the world (open until 17th January 2021).

The exhibition Argenti Preziosi - Precious Silver continues until 15th November at Palazzo Madama. The works of the Piedmontese silversmiths of the Palazzo Madama collections are part of the 'Baroque is Essential' collection. Until 10th November, it is possible to admire the bright floor-to-ceiling installation entitled Hic sunt Leones created by Elisa Bertaglia for Art Site Fest; it is located on the ground floor of the Medieval Court.

Until 18th January in the Senate Room, there's WorldPressPhoto, an exhibition dedicated to the most important global photojournalism award.

GAM - the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art brings us Il primato dell'Opera - the permanent 18th century collection, which was recently reorganised and is open until 8th November with exhibitions Helmut Newton - Works e Cavalli, costumi e dimore. (Works and Horses, costumes and properties); La riscoperta della Fiera di Saluzzo – The Ridiscovery of the Saluzzo Fair (17th century) by Carlo Pittara; there’s Forma/Informe, the non-objective phase of Italian photography (1935-1958) in the Wunderkammer space and an exhibition dedicated to Giuseppe Chiari in the VideotecaGAM.

At the MAO - The Museum of Oriental Art - until 25th October, there's a Poetry of the Landscape exhibition dedicated to kakemonos: classic Japanese paintings on vertical scrolls and prints, and until 28th March 2021, Petali e Draghi tra i fili di seta (Petals and Dragons on silk threads). It will also be possible to admire a series of Kesa, precious Japanese ritual mantels.

Cinemaddosso is continuing until 18th January at the National Cinema Museum. From Cinecittà to Hollywood: the costumes of Annamode: the talent, creativity and craftsmanship of Sartoria Annamode which since the 50s has created costumes of famous scenes which have led to the international success of Italian costume designers.

Until 8th December, Camera, in via delle Rosine 18, is hosting Carousel, a journey across designs, models, sets, papier-mâché masks and theatrical costumes which highlight the eclectic career of Paolo Ventura, one of the most famous and well-known Italian artists in Italy and abroad. At Mufant - the Museum of Fantasy and Science Fiction in Turin, there is an exhibition dedicated to Sailor Moon open until 10th January. It celebrates 25 years of the Japanese animated cartoon which has had such great success in Italy.

At the Merz Foundation, there is a new cultural and exhibition project entitled Push the Limits. It is taking place until 31st January and it comprises the voices of 17 female artists: it is a polyphony of signs and experiences and, from these women’s imagination, comes the ability to transport us from the limits of our thoughts to all the realities that are 'beyond'. We'd like to also mention Torino Design of the City, which continues with initiatives scheduled until 29th October.

Outside the city, in the Art Rooms of Venaria Palace, you can admire the anthology of photographer Paolo Pellegrin, member of the historic Magnum Photos agency and winner of important international awards. He is showcasing a fully immersive experience with over 200 pictures depicting armed conflicts and the climate crisis.

There are two events taking place at Rivoli Castle in the Museum of Contemporary Art. The first is "Claudia Comte - How to Grow and Still Stay the Same Shape". It is a homage to the Swiss artist who created large-scale environmental installations which represent the world from the perspective of a conscience molded through digital experience (open to the public until 10th January 2021). From 15th October to 31st January 2021, Giulio Paolini, the Chef d'oeuvre inconnu is a personal exhibition opened on the occasion of Paolini’s 80th birthday. From the “Geometrical Design” (1960), one of the most iconic and important pieces of the history of contemporary art and described by the artist as his first (and last) painting, this exclusive exhibitions covers over 60 years of artistic production, from rare works preserved by the artist to new artwork specifically created for the Castle.

There is a lot of excitement surrounding Andy Warhol's exhibition: Super Pop. Through the Lens of Fred W. Mc Darrah installed at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi from 24th October 2020 to 31st January 2021. The genius, creativity and innovation of the father of Pop Art, capable of influencing contemporary art and thinking, are on show. 70 official pieces from photographs to silk-screen printing, litographies to prints, acetates to faithful reconstructions of the spaces and products that Warhol loved and drew his inspiration from.