ONE TORINO @ Palazzo Cavour


Curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari

Artists: Ericka Beckmann, Ian Breakwell, Heidi Bucher, Steven Claydon, Isabelle Cornaro, David Haxton, Elad Lassry, Christian Mayer, Arthur Ou, Karthik Pandian, Carmelle Safdie, Andreas Schulze, Erin Shirreff, Sue Tompkins, Andra Ursuta, Andro Wekua

The exhibition owes its title to the famous 1973 film Repertory by Ian Breakwell. In using very different formal approaches, all the artists in the show share an interest in capturing ‘what remains’ of the physical body, architectural space and personal objects thereby translating by means of the most disparate techniques their own personal and social stories—stories that open a unique, unexpected dialogue with the structure, decoration, and political and cultural history permeating Palazzo Cavour. The works showcased embody the diverse potential of the objects and surfaces that Breakwell’s film describes. In this way, they exist as their own repertory—a sequence of propositions arranged in linear fashion across a single architectural space. With its essential style and predominant rigid structure, Repertory represents our times very well. And, like Breakwell, all the artists present in this exhibition initiate a series of actions in which the objects act and interact, producing new meanings.

A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Mousse Magazine