Platform for research & production
based in Turin since 2008
Established in Turin in 2008 by Elisa Troiano, Renato Leotta and Alexandro Tripodi, CRIPTA747 is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research in the contemporary art field.
CRIPTA747 working at the intersection between national and international practices and debates, offers a programme with open-ended and process-based residencies, talks and lectures, artists’ projects, screenings, live art performances, publications and off-site events. CRIPTA747 houses the various aspects of contemporary art practice addressing the need of artists to make new work in a context that encourages dialogue and the exchange of ideas between visual art and other expressive languages. Over the Year, exhibitions feature emerging and international artists showing for the first time in Turin, significant historic figures who have inspired contemporary practice, and artist selected group shows relevant to current debate have contributed to think a new way to tell the evolution of contemporary realities. This cultural policy makes CRIPTA747 an open platform of exchange that fosters collaboration with small-scale similar projects and organizations to support artistic and discursive methodologies of production, mobility and the creation of an active network.
2016/17 CRIPTA747's season is run by
Elisa Troiano, Fabrizio Cosenza, Renato Leotta,
Marianna Orlotti and Alexandro Tripodi.
2016/17 CRIPTA747's programme is supported by:
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Open Studio — Spring Session
cripta747 è lieta di invitarvi alla prima apertura del programma di studi del 2017, Venerdì 28 aprile dalle 17:00 alle 21:30❀ Renata De Bonis ✿ Corinna Gosmaro ❃ Sebastiano Impellizzeri ❁ Giovanni Sortino ❀ Caterina Valenza
All We Need is Metaphysics Intervengono: Paolo Tripodi, Vincenzo Santarcangelo, Chiara Principe.Introduce: Clara Madaro
In questo momento storico nell’arte contemporanea così come nella filosofia analitica e continentale sembra affermarsi il desiderio di tornare a occuparsi di metafisica in senso realista, tanto che si è parlato di una svolta speculativa (Speculative Turn). La filosofia torna ad avvicinare la realtà in sé. Il pensiero filosofico e l’arte provano a ricercare l’essere delle cose che ama nascondersi al linguaggio, all’interazione quotidiana e perfino alla scienza. Si può arrivare a toccare quest’essere solo in maniera indiretta, quindi bisognerà diventare esperti di espedienti, filtri, corteggiamenti, giochi, strumenti, flirt ed esperimenti di verità di ogni sorta, suggerisce l’Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) di Graham Harman che è una proposta nata in questa atmosfera teorica.
Come siamo tornati a giocare con gli oggetti in sé? Bisogna fare un passo indietro. Il 21 marzo alle ore 18 presso Cripta747 proponiamo una genealogia plurale del ritorno alla metafisica in ambito artistico e filosofico.
CRIPTA747 & Co. OPEN CALL STUDIO (deadline Feb. 20)
CRIPTA747 is happy to present the new STUDIO programme for 2017. It offers a place for research and production to artists, curators and researchers in any field of contemporary culture. We are proud to announce the names of the first guests who will work in STUDIO for the next two months: the artists Vincenzo Napolitano and Emanuele Marullo from the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin
BOILER ROOM BERLIN Gang of Ducks Showcase
On the 10th of January Gang of Ducks will be hitting Berlin for a Boiler Room club takeover with XIII, Sabla, OOBE, Vaghe Stelle, and N.M.O to ensure some serious channel two madness. CRIPTA747 will design a scenic stage set up, comprising an environmental project made by a soundsystem of tuned cars.
NOV. 6 - NOV. 19
LIFT-ON / LIFT-OFF Anton Alvarez, Benni Bosetto, Sebastiano Impellizzeri, Manuel Scano Larrazabal
Cripta747 is glad to present Lift-on / Lift-off.
The project takes shape around the Variante 200, core of an ambitious project of urban redevelopment addressed to change the look of the north-eastern district of Turin, redrawing the urban pattern both from aesthetic, social and architectonical point of view. The Association Variante Bunker and CRIPTA747 – based in the disctrict of Via Quittengo 41/b next to the ex Vanchiglia railway yard - move up a significant action of the urban element, the road axis around the upcoming via Regaldi.The existing parts will be used to think, call into question and experiment the new route, the business settlement and the establishment of a fictitious but hoped social and immaterial fabric that will become also attractive pole for tomorrow destinations. Lift-on/lift-off aims to reshape the perimeter of the existing building and trace a new urban front. The project takes consistency in some containers set up along the future grand boulevard of via Regaldi converting the cargo units in spaces for the artistic production, making evident the immediacy of the contemporary urbanization.The containers challenge the traditional concepts of white cube and studio encouraging artists to work in the intersection between urban planning, sociology and economics. The colony of these temporary exhibition spaces technically forms a new block, an extension of the surrounding neighbourhood. It invites artists to rethink at their practice from an original perspective and helps the community to face the change taking place in the contemporary city.
NOV. 4 - NOV. 6
IN MOSTRA, corpo.gesto.postura CRIPTA747 presents Giulio Delvè
MUSEI IN MOSTRACurated by Simone MenegoiArtissima Fair, Oval Lingotto, Torino
Artissima organises a large-scale thematic exhibition at the Oval pavilion that celebrates the great public collections of Torino and its region. For the first time in 2016, the show combines both art works from major museums and foundations and loans from important private collections. The result is a unique exhibition titled In Mostra, in which Piemonte’s commitment to collecting at the highest international level is displayed. Curated this year by Simone Menegoi, the project, entitled ‘corpo.gesto.postura’ (‘body.gesture.posture.’), focuses on the human figure and the exploration of the body in art. The selection includes sculptures and videos, paintings and photographs, performances and drawings from the nineteenth century to the present. Some works evoke a dialogue between statues and living bodies, while others relate the artistic representation and evocation of the body.
GIULIO DELVÈ, ACQUAINTANCES, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES, 2013On the occasion of an opening, Delvè had collected the imprints of the palms of the people who were present. He then assembled the imprints in the form of plaster casts, creating a kind of organic and proliferating register.
OCT. 1 – NOV. 12
We are pleased to announce first guest Jonatah MannoIn una stanza, disabitata d’inverno, decorata da macchie di muffa e salmastro, sul pavimento in ceramica industriale, la testa di Giano Bifronte
Cripta747 is glad to present In una stanza, disabitata d’inverno, decorata da macchie di muffa e salmastro, sul pavimento in ceramica industriale, la testa di Giano Bifronte, first solo show of Jonatah Manno in Turin and part of the Residency Programme that inaugurates the new season at the venue in Via Quittengo 41/b.
Manno's research develops working methodologies that include the study of traditional symbolisms in esoteric and theosophical spheres, anthropology as a holistic system of interaction between man and the surrounding environment, he also focuses on the multiple value of the materials. The work is made up through the use of chemical elements such as sulfur, salt, mercury, and industrial products, polymeric matters and concretes. It is understood as an open symbol and sum of materials, a dialogic platform liable to infinite meanings which stops only with the interpretation of the viewer.
As an artist in residence Manno will have the opportunity to deal with the spaces that host him to carry on a reflection ideally comparing two distant places: the physical and present rooms of the gallery, capable of influencing the participatory experience and the fruition, and the timeless space of the south Adriatic coast, where the artist lives and works, and is a fundamental condition for the artwork.
MAY. 31 - JUL. 8
PORTRAITS Anne James Chaton
Cripta747 is pleased to present Portraits, first solo show in Italy of French artist and writer Anne-James Chaton.
The exhibition includes two series of works that the artist has been carrying on for years, enriching them from time to time with new elements. Assuming that we aredefined by the writings we spread, Anne-James Chaton realizes portraits compose by all the textual matrices that the subject carries with him during the meeting with the artist. Chaton’s Portraits are based on the literal transcription of the conten of everyday life documents defined by the artist “poor literature” such as ban statements, subway tickets, restaurant and shopping receipts. Portrayed subject are chosen according to their craft or profession. The information are collected an assembled so as to build a long sequence of data resembling a written litany in whic meaning and identities dissolve and re-form over and over again.Conceptually symmetrical to the Portraits, the Muséographies shift the focus to the circulation of “poor images” as well as on the accessibility and fruition of art. The series originates from Chaton’s interest about photo reproductions of modern paintings - mainly portraits - that appear on admission tickets to museums. Each of the final images follows the original size of the reference painting and retains the signs and information originally printed on the back (or front) side of the ticket, such as bar codes, dates, names, prices and typology. The artist starts from a transitory and ephemeral support bringing on the same level the symbolic dimension of the artwork and the material conditions of its accessibility.
MAY. 5 - 28
CRIPTA747's New Venue!!Se in un'isola c'è un gran sasso nero Judith Hopf, Julius Koller, Rasmus Nilausen, Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio
NEW VENUE!Via Quittengo 41/bCRIPTA747 is pleased to invite you to the opening of Se in un'isola c'è un gran sasso nero, first exhibition hosted in the new venue at via Quittengo 41/b, Torino.
In the exhibition irony is intended as a filter through which watching reality, indispensable medium of understanding and aesthetic production. At the same time social context, in its dual aspects, are questioned, transforming the opening of an exhibition space into a sort of witty artifice that presents reality as sharp as futile nonsense.
Curatorial practice and dry wit are here used as a rhetoric means to interpret and rethink the experience, encouraging the viewer to reflect, with sense of humor, about what the narrative leaves as a failed connection, dissembling the critique behind the complicity established in the sharing of an ironic subtext.The illusory narrative simplicity plays a liberating role, without moral judgment, that defines both the attitude of the artists involved in the exhibition and the tragicomic aspect of everyday life. The final result is a dialectical expedient, a collective landscape of citations, autobiographical and documentary notes, a social analysis in which the system of relations is precisely revealed through the artist's practice.