Equilibri trasversali. Le arti visive a Torino e in Piemonte nell’ultimo decennio del ventesimo secolo

pages: 148
format: 16,5 x 24 cm
date of publication: September 2006
images: 90 col. e b/n
binding: paperback
language: Italian/English
isbn 9788877572059


This volume marks the start of a series dedicated to contemporary art promoted and coordinated by Catalogarte. Archivio del catalogo d’esposizione d’arte moderna e contemporanea, set up in 1985 at the Department of Culture. For twenty years Catalogarte. Archivio del catalogo d’esposizione di arte moderna e contemporanea has been documenting and preserving the historical memory of exhibitions in Turin and Piedmont. This is the basis for the decision to give the Archive a series of publications which, through its double value as a tool for documentation and analysis, provides, with the succession of volumes, a useful contribution to the in-depth study and knowledge of particular themes and topics stimulated by the daily evolution of artistic events, reconstructing their history and providing of reference from which certain events and experiences originate in a straightforward way that nevertheless reflects any problem areas, in order to evaluate better not only the premises but also their development. All this in a perspective of investigation that combines local, national and international dimensions in order to offer a better understanding and evaluation of the results of the work carried out by artists, be they protagonists of the contemporary scene, emerging young artists or “secluded” masters. “The work aims to highlight certain fundamental phenomena and events which, at first glance, may seem marginal, but which are in reality formative [...] and seeks in the first instance to submit hypotheses of ways forward to the reader, showing how the 1990s in Turin and Piedmont were marked by a wide range of artistic itineraries, with different levels of interpretation, in the sign of a processual dynamic. [...] In many cases, the results of these cultural ferments are now being consolidated. The centrifugal thrusts in the region are the hallmark of the 1990s, the manifestation of a desire for growth fuelled by a clear awareness that art is open to all and cannot be limited to a few museum venues – always the same ones – designated for this purpose. The twenty-first century in Turin and Piedmont, as far as contemporary art is concerned, has opened with a desire to question oneself, to challenge oneself, involving multiple situations and – why not to finding the courage to invent projects that seem impossible”. (Tiziana Conti)