March 6, 2017 - Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art - COLORI
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March 6, 2017

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art / GAM – Torino

(1) Luigi Russolo, Profumo (detail), 1910. Oil on canvas, 65.5 x 67.5 cm. Courtesy Mart, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. Collection VAF - Stiftung. (2) Eugénie Paultre, Untitled (detail), 2016. Mixed media, 50 x 50 cm. © Eugénie Paultre. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

 

COLORI
March 14–July 23, 2017

Press preview and opening: March 13

www.gamtorino.it
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COLORI
March 14–July 23, 2017

Press preview and opening: March 13

www.gamtorino.it
castellodirivoli.org

Drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marcella Beccaria, Elena Volpato, Elif Kamisli
Inspired by Vittorio Gallese, Michael Taussig

Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Piazza Mafalda di Savoia 
10098 Rivoli Turin
Italy 

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GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Via Magenta 31
10128 Turin 
Italy

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For thousands of years we ground rocks, crushed flowers, and boiled small bugs to extract from them particles detached from their original "thingness"; we called them pigments and we made them stable through mixing them with various other elements in order to reproduce the colors of flowers, of fish, of butterflies, in our human world—so poor in color diversity, so rich in analytical thinking. We did this so that we could paint, so that we could dye, so that we could signal, so that we could decorate, so that we could seduce, so that we could love.

Although, or perhaps because, colors are used to manipulate, design, and control behavior, can we muddle them up, play and produce a different logic, a different color than that of our screens?

“They needed colored fire, and had only ground earths,” Annie Besant wrote of visual artists in 1905. Now that we have only colored fire and liquid crystals, we need new tools. When bombs fall, the differently colored animate and inanimate things that make up our cities, streets, homes, people, and gardens fall into rubble; they mix until they reach an entropic shade of brownish gray. And so Henri Matisse, in the middle of World War I, and again in the middle of World War II, painted paintings of lively, vital color. Etel Adnan, in late 2016, stated “color is life. And as long as we live, we are alive.”

 

400 artworks by 140 participants:

Anonymous Tantra drawings, Isaac Newton, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, William Turner, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Antonio Mancini, Édouard Manet, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Annie Besant, Lea Porsager, Erin Hayden, Stanislao Lepri, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Piet Mondrian, Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, Edvard Munch, Hans Richter, Henri Matisse, Leo Gestel, Luigi Russolo, František Kupka, Giacomo Balla, Hilma af Klint, Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, Fortunato Depero, Sonia Delaunay, Oskar Fischinger, Francis Picabia, Alexander Calder, Josef Albers, Mario Nigro, Giulio Turcato, Nicolas De Staël, Hans Hofmann, Mark Rothko, Pinot Gallizio, Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, Paul Guiragossian, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Atsuko Tanaka, Shōzō Shimamoto, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Enrico Castellani, Piero Dorazio, Carla Accardi, Victor Vasarely, Tancredi Parmeggiani, Giulio Paolini, Mario Schifano, Alejandro Puente, Sergio Lombardo, Estuardo Maldonado, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Luis Tomasello, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Arman, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Alighiero Boetti, Ellsworth Kelly, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, James Turrell, Jordan Belson, James Whitney, John Latham, Pietro Caracciolo / Agata Marta Soccini / Ruben Spini, Gustav Metzger, Claude Bellegarde, Gruppo MID, Rupprecht Geiger, Piero Gilardi, Pino Pascali, Helio Oiticica, Raymundo Amado, André Cadere, Franz Erhard Walther, Bas Jan Ader, Lawrence Weiner, Gilberto Zorio, Giovanni Anselmo, Lothar Baumgarten, Mel Bochner, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Sigmar Polke, Gotthard Graubner, Giorgio Griffa, Channa Horwitz, Nicola De Maria, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, Ettore Spalletti, Haim Steinbach, Wolfgang Laib, Katharina Fritsch, David Hammons, Irma Blank, Thomas Ruff, Damien Hirst, Liam Gillick, Jim Lambie, Arturo Herrera, Olafur Eliasson, Walid Raad & The Atlas Group, Edi Rama, Anri Sala, Ryan Gander, Ed Atkins, Hito Steyerl, Theaster Gates, Etel Adnan, Eugénie Paultre, Giuliano Dal Molin, Cheyney Thompson, Ye Xianyan, Maria Morganti, Mika Tajima, Basim Magdy, Rose Shakinovsky, Simon Starling, Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Lara Favaretto, Liu Wei, Kerstin Brätsch, Camille Henrot, Heather Phillipson, Otobong Nkanga, Bracha Ettinger, Vittorio Gallese & Martina Ardizzi / Università di Parma

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