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Artissima 2013

Once again this year, thanks to its commitment and its activities in the field of training for young artists, the Fondazione Spinola will take part in Artissima from 8th to 10th November 2013 in the Musei in Mostra section, that given over to public and museums, foundations and artistic institutions throughout the territory.

This year, the special guest of the Foundation will be the young artist Renato Leotta, who will present two works: ‘Museo Archeologico Nazionale’ and ‘Luigi Cosenza’.


As well as training, the mission of the Fondazione Spinola also includes the promotion of the young artists who have participated in the workshops, and who have contributed with interesting and courageous cultural experiments. The Sicilian artist took part in the intensive workshop with Adrian Paci in 2008, as well as the curating workshops with Benjamin Weil in 2009/2010. Together with Elisa Troiano and Alex Tripodi, he is a founder and co-curator of Cripta747, the Cultural Centre dedicated to the study and hybridisation of various languages. This research has also been one of the keystones of the training programme of the Fondazione Spinola throughout 2012 and 2013. Furthermore, the works of Renato Leotta  are part of a series of works investigating the meeting point between architecture and landscape, a research project in line with the theme dealt with by the relational artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, visiting professor at the international workshop in October which, as well as the eight artists in residence, will also be frequented by three students from the specialisation course in architecture and design at Turin Polytechnic.

A talk is also planned, titled ‘Migrations between nature and the city: alternative practices in living the changing city, pioneering artistic projects and new forms of relating’, in which the Fondazione Spinola Banna will be called upon to share its own experience with the intervention of Gail Cochrane, the artistic director, on Sunday 10 November from 12.30pm until 2pm in the Musei in Mostra Space.

Indeed, also in the 2013 Edition, continuing the research undertaken over the years, Zonarte (the network of education departments of Turinese museums) proposes the investigation of the themes and values of knowledge, of experience and inclusion – all in relation to artworks – this year paying particular attention to the notion of landscape.

There will be a great number of artists who have taken part as the masters and students of workshops organised by the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte present in the events dedicated to contemporary art in Turin in the month of November.



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Artissima 2013

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