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Living today seems to be defined by a constant state of alert and anxiety. Our phones interrupt us with minute-by-minute announcements of bad news, while totalitarian governments weaponize social media feeds to turn public discourse into a site of frenzy and panic. As a growing number of people fall to extremist, reactionary rhetoric, the idea of countering racism and xenophobia with facts or the "truth" seems increasingly useless. Just Say "No" will contextualize our present crisis of discourse by looking at a variety of writers who have sought to examine the ways that language and speech becomes co-opted and manipulated by oppressive regimes.
“Molto spesso nelle opere di Riccardo emerge quest’ombra che è inevitabile all’interno degli esseri umani. E’ come se piegasse questa tradizione fatta di positività in qualcosa di estremamente personale, pervertendola, ovvero mandandola per un altro “verso”, quello storto, diverso dal proprio. Talvolta addirittura è possibile trovare un dettaglio oscuro, in- quietante, cattivo, o legato a una dimensione di pericolo, profondamente disturbante, nonostante l’aspetto superficiale delle sue opere sia spesso mascherato da colori e da un’atmosfera tutto sommato allegra o per lo meno neutra.”Antonio Grulli
“Ritorniamo all’“autoritratto su strati”, melanconico e privo di retorica non ci risponde. Ma essendo fatto su immagine e somiglianza dell’uguale non manca di un tratto sentimentale. L’invito è a vivere con gli occhi aperti, di vedere l’utopia rovesciata per quello che è: un altro degli innumerevoli test.”Lisa Andreani
Cripta747 is delight to present the results of the on going researches developed by the artists Andrew Wagner (New York, 1992) and Gernot Wieland (Horn, 1968) during their time in residence over the past two months.Their investigations have brought them throughout some important institutions, museums, archives and libraries of Turin as, among others, the Lombroso’s Archive located in the same name university’s museum, where both the artists have been able to study some handwritten notes and sketches, a selection of photos and unofficial documents. Then the Library of the Gramsci Institute and the historical complex of the former psychiatric hospital right outside of town, in Collegno. They have also had the opportunity to confront each other and with local and international scholars, curators, artists and editors. Following these encounters their research path has taken on new directions and it has been enriched by reflections and intuitions.
“What are we looking at? And who is looking?” workshop by Gernot Wieland will consist of practical exercises - e.g. the making of several potato prints – and it will include personal stories, psychoanalysis, imagination and concentration. It will draw attention to where artistic research can lead, and will hopefully be a mess and fun. No previous artistic experience or knowledge necessary, maybe an interest or lust to fabulate, to tinker, to daydream.
We are thrilled to present, together with SuperSento, the avantgarde chinese producer Howie Lee. The show will be open by Aniello Maffettone's sound, whose 8/7/18 Inst Golden C (Macao) is just out with Gang of Ducks label.
We are excited to celebrate the opening of the new season and 10 years of Cripta747 hosting a live set by HMOT, a Siberian musician based in Russia. The Turin date is introduced by the local producer and composer MANA.
2018 edition of CRIPTA747 Studio Programme has come to the end: thanks to all the people who took part in this amazing season.
Arlène Berceliot CourtinGianluca BrandoGiovanni CopelliAdam CrucesAngelica FalkelingFlorrie JamesRonnie KarfiolElena MalzewRachel MonosovLeonardo RemorMaximiliano SiñaniAlessandro Vizzini
See you in September for the beginning of our Residency Programme with Andrew Wagner and Gernot Wieland.
We wish You a great summer!
Residents in July:Gianluca Brando - ITAAngelica Falkeling - SWELeonardo Remor - BRA
You are all invited at the Open Studio on 26th July at 6pm at CRIPTA747, Via Quittengo 41/b, Torino
CRIPTA747 is part of Supercondominio, a gathering of new contemporary art spaces in Italy. The Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and its research department CRRI in partnership with the innovative hospitality project Combo, invites 40 new hubs of artistic production to Supercondominio, the first annual assembly of the most important new art spaces in Italy.
Residents in June:Gianluca Brando - ITARachel Monosov - ISRLeonardo Remor - BRA
You are all invited at the Open Studio on 28th June at 6pm at CRIPTA747, Via Quittengo 41/b, Torino
Residents in May:Adam Cruces - USAFlorrie James - GBRAlessandro Vizzini - ITA
You are all invited at the Open Studio on 24th May at 6pm at CRIPTA747, Via Quittengo 41/b, Torino
Residents in April:Florrie James - GBRRonnie Karfiol - ISRElena Malzew - DEU
You are all invited at the Open Studio on 26th April at 6pm at CRIPTA747, Via Quittengo 41/b, Torino
Cripta747 is thrilled to launch the open call for the second edition of its international Residency Programme.Cripta747 provides two fellowships that give the residents the opportunity to live and work in Turin for two months during September – November 2018 while developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the city’s creative environment.
The Open Call to participate in the 2018 edition of CRIPTA747 Studio Programme is closed.We are very proud to see an ever-growing interest in the project from artists, curators and researchers from literally all over the world and we thank all the participants.
Congrats to the winners!
Arlène Berceliot Courtin - FRAGianluca Brando - ITAGiovanni Copelli - ITAAdam Cruces - USAAngelica Falkeling - SWEFlorrie James - GBRRonnie Karfiol - ISRElena Malzew - DEURachel Monosov - ISRLeonardo Remor - BRAMaximiliano Siñani - BOLAlessandro Vizzini - ITA
We are pleased to present INFLATED WITH A FLUID by Diogo Evangelista (Lisbon, 1984), conclusive episode of his residency at CRIPTA747.
Inflated with a Fluid aims to put together different elements which directly and indirectly inform Evangelista’s practice. The programme provide a drawing workshop, a hot drink specially made for the event, a screening of the artist's early video works - Isle (2013), Sungazing (2013), Spine Poem(2015), Mars (ASMR) (2013), Sweat (2013), Hands (2017) and 84 Percent (2016) - a projection of Flash for Frankenstein, a film by Paul Morrisey, a lecture by Danilo Tachino about the legend of Fetonte and the mythological connection between the city of Turin and the world of the ancient Egyptians.The workshop proposes an exercise of abstraction that plays with fictional and factual imagination. The shaman-like visionaries will draw the revelations during the ritual. Glasses with colored lenses will be provided to each participant to change their perception by allowing them to see a number of aliens inhabiting the room. The outcome will be used as another element of the whole installation. We offer the basics for the workshop like paper, pencils, and pads, all participants are free to bring their own material. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org - 12 places available
Sunday 21 January @Cripta74711:00 - 13:00_Drawing WorkshopSign up at email@example.com - 12 places available
15:00_Opening, video screening17:30 - 19:00_Conference with Danilo Tacchino, author of the book "I Faraoni su Po"
CRIPTA747 is happy to present the Studio Programme 2018. It offers a place for research and production to artists, curators and researchers in any field of contemporary culture. Housed at Cripta747's headquarter, a 170 m² industrial building in the working-class neighborhood Barriera di Milano, it provides three work studios and affordable access to tools, workshops and on-site technical expertise.
We are pleased to present SKINSHIP by Viktorija Rybakova (Vilnius,1989), the last episode of her residency at CRIPTA747.Over the past few years, Viktorija Rybakova has been researching human eroticism and the idea of the body as a sensitive fabric. In residence at CRIPTA747, she focussed on the theme of desire: the desire to touch and to be closer to the subjects of our fantasies. Skinship will develop in two moments: a workshop and a talk.
Workshop, Saturday 16 Nov h 17:00Via Mottalciata 7, Torino@Vertigimn
Talk, Sunday 17 Nov h 16:00Via Giulia di Barolo 18/D, Torino@Quartz Studio
13.12.2017 - 23.12.2017opening 12.12.2017 h. 18:00
CRIPTA747 is thrilled to present + 100,00 EUR a work by Carlos Valverde in collaboration with LPCA - Laboratorio Permanente sulla Città e l’Abitare, an interdisciplinary group of research of which CRIPTA747 is part together with Associazione Variante Bunker and some researchers in Architecture and Urban Studies of Polytechnic University of Turin and IUAV, Venice.
+ 100,00 EUR comes from a consideration of the artist's concept of sculpture. What is sculpture today? What is the meaning of sculpture? Trying to figure out a new way of understanding and relating to space and sculpture, Valverde extends the field of spatial and relational exploration of the artwork, opening up his project from the institutional space to a neighborhood of Turin, Barriera di Milano.+ 100,00 EUR gives the opportunity to experience the urban environment and consider its places through sculpture. The project aims to increase the diversity of audiences to interact with it by inviting people to share common spaces of their everyday life and to see them from a different perspective.The project starts with a spoiler: "There are 100 EUR. The first one who finds them, takes them", it's up to the public to decide to whether to follow the clues left by the artist or not, in order to get the final reward.
Cripta747 is keen to invite you to the last Open Studio of this season.Fall Session, Wednesday 29 November h 18:00 with:
♐ Melanie Ender♍ Filippo Marzocchi ♋ Mattia Pajè♏ Carlos Valverde
The Deposito d’arte italiana presente includes works by 128 Italian artists dating from 1994 – the year of the founding of Artissima – to the present, in a temporary warehouse. The project is based on a survey of the history of Artissima, re-examined like a huge archive for a retrospective study – from an unprecedented vantage point – of the Italian art system and its market.CRIPTA747 is present with Incentivi (2015) by Italo Zuffi
01.11.2017 - 05.11.2017opening 31.10.2017 h. 18:30
Cripta747 is pleased to present the works of Diogo Evangelista and Viktorija Rybakova developing during their stay in residence over the past two months.Through the research developed at Cripta747, Diogo Evangelista explores his interest in the observation of the unspectacular. He has realised a series of objects with geometrical bodies, made of pure asphalt, make ecological issues, Eastern philosophy, archeology, and science fiction come to mind.Viktorija Rybakova focussed on the theme of desire. The basis of capital markets and established material values largely depend on the economy of desire. Therefore we create the whole world of meanings and language to come closer to the horizon of our fantasy, the subject or affect we desire for.