06.11.2016 - 12.11.2016
Anton Alvarez, Benni Bosetto, Sebastiano Impellizzeri, Manuel Scano Larrazabal.
curated by CRIPTA747, jointly with Ass. Variante BunkerUrban setting: Michele Cerruti But, Alberto Geuna, Emanuele Protti, Niccolò Suraci
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 aspect of the north-eastern district of Turin, redrawing the urban pattern both from aesthetic, historical, cultural, social and economical 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.