Places of interest05 April 2018

Turin: Renato Guttuso, exhibition of revolutionary art [Video & photo gallery]

On the occasion of the centenary of the October Revolution, the GAM of Turin presents a new exhibition by Renato Guttuso.

Funeral of Togliatti, credits Palickap

Funeral of Togliatti, credits Palickap

"Renato Guttuso - Revolutionary Art in the Fiftieth Anniversary of the '68"  will tell the relationship between politics and culture through the works of the great Sicilian artist. The exhibition is open at the GAM - Modern Art and Contemporary Art Gallery in Turin until June 24th, 2018.

Exhibited about 60 works by the most important public and private collections and museums throughout Europe. Among these are some of the most significant paintings of political and civilian themes that Guttuso painted between the late thirties and mid-seventies. For Guttuso, painting and art generally had to fulfill a bourgeois function and be constitutively endowed with a deeply moral value.

Turin's GAM aims to emphasize the relationship between politics and culture and to collect some of its most important political and civilian themes. This route leads through the different paintings of the Sicilian artist: from "Shooting in the Country", inspired by the shooting of Federico Garcia Lorca in 1938 (painting, rightly taken as the center of a long and uninterrupted visitation of the theme of the struggle for freedom to the screaming and piercing drawings of the "God with Us" (1944) condemning Nazism, through the intonations of a popular newly invented epic in new works in style and feeling, such as "Peasant Marseillaise" (1947) or "Fight of the French miners" (1948).

  • Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Closed on Monday

Checkout closes one hour before

  •  Address:

GAM Via Magenta, 31 - Torino

  • Price

Adult 12 € -

Price Reduction: 9 € -

Free entry for Museum card and Torino Piemonte card


Judit Neuberger

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