EventsMonday 06 March 2017

L'emozione dei Colori nell'arte: a unique exhibition coming up in Turin

Exhibition L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte includes an extraordinary collection of over 400 works by 125 artists from around the world, dating from the 18th century to today.

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A great exhibition at Rivoli Castle and GAM: from Tuesday, March 14th to Sunday, July 23rd L'emozione dei Colori nell'arte (The Emotion of art colors) gets to Turin, an exhibition of over 400 works of art from the eighteenth century to present.

Works by Kandinsky, Matisse, Klee, Balla, Munch and Fontana are some of the beautiful pieces of the exhibition retracing the history, inventions, experience and use of color in modern and contemporary Western art, as well as in non-Western and indigenous cultures in the world today.

The exhibition explores the use of color keeping into consideration movements and artistic research that deviate from the traditional theories on color and abstraction.

Works come from the collections of renowned museums such as: Reina Sofia in Madrid, MNAM Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Munchmuseetdi Oslo, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Tate Britain in London, Dia Foundation in New York, AGNSW Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, as well as GAM-Torino and Castello di Rivoli and numerous private collections.

L'emozione dei Colori nell'arte reflects on the topic from a perspective that takes into account light, vibration and the emotional world. It calls into question the standardization of the use of color in the digital age, which reduces our ability to distinguish colors in the real world.

During the exhibition, neuroscientist Vittorio Gallese – who, along with James Rizzolati, discovered mirror neurons - will conduct, for the first time worldwide, a laboratory of neuroscientific study focused on the audience’s experience in front of works of art.

Henri Matisse (1869 Le Cateau Cambrésis, France - 1954, Nice, France), Wassily Kandinsky (1866, Moscow, Russia - 1944, Neuilly sur Seine, France), Paul Klee (1879, Münchenbuchsee - 1940, Muralto, Switzerland), Giacomo Balla (1871 Turin - 1958 Rome), Edvard Munch (1863, Løten, Norway - 1944, Oslo, Norway), Luigi Russolo (1885, Portogruaro - 1947, Laveno-Mombello, Italy), Alexander Calder (1898, Lawntown , Swatara Township, Pennsylvania, USA - 1976, New York, USA), Lucio Fontana (1899, Rosario, Argentina - 1968, Varese, Italy), Giulio Turcato (1912, Mantova - 1995 Rome), Andy Warhol (1928, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania, USA - 1987 Manhattan, New York, USA), Dan Flavin (1933, Jamaica, New York, USA - 1996 Riverhead, New York, USA), Ellsworth Kelly (1923, Newburgh, New York, USA - 2015 , Spencertown, New York, USA), Katharina Fritsch (1956, Essen, Germany), Gerhard Richter (1932, Dresden, Germany), Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923, Caracas, Venezuela), Gilberto Zorio (1944, Andorno Micca, Biella , Italy), Alighiero Boetti (1940, Turin - 1994 Rome), Giulio Paolini (1944, Genoa), Gustav Metzger (1926, Nuremberg, Germany), up to recent works by contemporary artists such as Nicola De Maria (1954 Foglianise, Benevento, Italy), Damien Hirst (1965, Bristol, UK), Etel Adnan (1925, Beirut, Lebanon), Olafur Eliasson (1967, Copenhagen, Denmark), Camille Henrot (1978, Paris, France), and new productions works of Heather Phillipson (1978, London, UK), Asli Çavuşoğlu (1982 Istanbul, Turkey), Lara Favaretto (1973, Treviso, Italy) and Otobong Nkanga (1974 Kano, Nigeria).

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Deborah Bellotti

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