October 20, 2023

Arte alle Corti

Mazzoleni is pleased to announce the participation of Salvatore Astore , David Reimondo and Marinella Senatore in the new edition  of Arte alle Corti, the contemporary art event that unveils Turin’s most beautiful courtyards. From 5 October 2023 to 6 January 2024, architectural landmarks and historic gardens, from Baroque to the 20th century, will open their doors to contemporary art and to the public.

Salvatore Astore’s sculptures speak of Mankind in the broadest and deepest sense of expression and the relationship between man and the world. Since the 1980s, Astore’s practice has been defined as “organic minimalism”. Topics such as matter, weight, shape, emptiness, and fullness are at the heart of his research. This entails a sensitive analysis of forms “that are not original, but which are of primary origins, essential and primary insofar as they have been inscribed in the logic of organic structures” (F. Poli). In the works presented for Arte alle Corti, the organic minimalism of matter, interacts with the courtly spaces of the Ducal Gardens of the Royal Palace, the oldest nucleus of the Royal Gardens, included in the prestigious itinerary of the Royal Museums.

Internet Vittoriano is the name of the installation realised by David Reimondo inside Palazzo Cisterna, in collaboration with Garuzzo Foundation.
The façade is animated by a series of light bulbs which transmit, day and night, in Morse alphabet, the message New languages determine the birth of new worlds, a statement chosen by the artist to summarise the key to his poetics. The inner courtyard, features a sound installation in which several loudspeakers, placed at the four corners of the building, cross Morse with verbal language, inducing the listener to move from one side of the space to the other.

The Consorzio delle Residenze Sabaude presents the work Assembly by Marinella Senatore, the acclaimed light sculpture acquired by the Consorzio thanks to the support of the PAC 2021 – Plan for Contemporary Art promoted by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture. The light sculpture is presented in the Baroque heart of the city, the cradle of Democracy in Italy: Palazzo Carignano, part of the UNESCO Residenze Sabaude sites, and historical seat of the Subalpine Parliament (1848-1861), as well as the first Parliament of the Kingdom of Italy (1861-1864).