2020 exhibition program

2020 exhibition program

Officine Grandi Riparazioni

Images courtesy Officine Grandi Riparazioni.

October 7, 2019
2020 exhibition program
Officine Grandi Riparazioni
Corso Castelfidardo, 22
10138 Turin

OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin celebrates its second anniversary and announces its 2020 visual & performing arts program. The new season will feature three major site-specific exhibitions, continuing OGR’s commitment in producing new commissions constantly transforming its spaces.

The inaugural exhibition of the season will be a solo show by Trevor Paglen. The artist has been working on nonfunctional satellites that are both sculptural and evocative of our relationship with Space and the politics that govern its colonization. Developed in collaboration with aerospace engineers, the Satellites are Space-worthy sculptures designed as small, lightweight devices that expand to become large, highly reflective structures. The exhibition in OGR becomes an answer to the discussions on Space investigation questioning the relationship between contemporary art and science, to re-envision the cosmos as a place of possibility.

In the summer of 2020 OGR will produced and host a brand-new commission by Jessica Stokholder. In parallel the artist will curate a group exhibition on and around painting - its limits and possibilities—by looking at the controversial histories of deaths and rebirths of the medium, starting from works from two major international collections: Barcelona-based “la Caixa” Collection and Turin’s Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT Collection.

In the fall, a collaboration between OGR, Tate Modern, and Toms Pauli Foundation at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne will bring to Turin a selection of works by Magdalena Abakanowicz. In the 60’s and 70’s the Polish artist worked with woven sisal fiber to create towering hanging pieces that radically expanded the field of sculpture—she called them Abakans. Rarely exhibited together, the most significant pieces will be brought together to occupy the main gallery space of OGR.

Trevor Paglen 
March 12-May 31, 2020
Exhibition curated by Ilaria Bonacossa with Valentina Lacinio

Jessica Stockholder
June 19-September 27, 2020
Exhibition organised in collaboration with “la Caixa” Foundation, Barcelona

Magdalena Abakanowicz 
October 16, 2020-January 17, 2021
Exhibition organised by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with OGR Torino and the Toms Pauli Foundation at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

The 2020 program continues with a series of live performative show that includes: the second edition of Dancing is what we make of falling, an exhibition format aimed at creating a shared place for gathering and discussion through performances and video screenings; a performatively conceived exhibition by the Italian artists duo MASBEDO; and a renewed season of OGR SoundSystem, the platform for audiovisual experimentation that in 2019 brought to Turin far-seeing DJs such as The Black Madonna, Helena Hauff, Theo Parrish, and Apparat.

OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni is a cultural hub in Turin, Italy, stretching over 20,000 square meters and providing exceptional experiences in a range of art forms.  Since opening its doors on September 2017, OGR has attracted world-class artists and performers to create an international program and to develop outstanding new works.

Under the guidance of President Fulvio Gianaria, General Manager Massimo Lapucci, and  Artistic Director Nicola Ricciardi, in the first two years of activity the OGR welcomed over 500,000 visitors and collaborated with over 200 artists and musicians, hosting 70 live concerts and produccing 20 exhibitions and site-specific projects.

To date OGR has commissioned new works by William Kentridge, Liam Gillick, and Arturo Herrera, hosted solo shows by Tino Sehgal, Susan Hiller, Rokni Haerizadeh, Mike Nelson, Ari Benjamin Meyers, and Pablo Bronstein, and collaborated with the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève to bring to Turin the Biennale of Moving Images. It also hosted music shows and DJ sets by Kraftwerk, New Order, Alva Noto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kamasi Washington, Jeff Mills, and Jason Moran, among many others.

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