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8 February 2022
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In Via Lascaris come the works of Gabriele Garbolino Rù, Nazareno Biondo and Peter Ott©️

Turin, 3 February 2022At the open air and indoor art gallery of Domus Lascaris, a rationalist building transformed into a prestigious house, the Gruppo Building inaugurates a cycle of contemporary public art, with some artists intervening between the street and the interior of the building. The first guest of this cycle is Gabriele Garbolino Rù with the Dioscuri, 3 resin sculptures, depicting the mythical sons of Zeus, on display from 1 February to 31 March in the public gallery of the palace designed by the group of the Boffa family.

“Art has always characterized our interventions and urban projects, with a view to putting beauty at the center of a process of public transformation. With the works that will periodically animate the open air gallery of Domus Lascaris, the idea is to give a constantly changing urban space allowing a building, whose nature is to remain the same for a long time, to change its nature and to transmit new impulses continuously, changing the context of the city”Piero Boffa, President of the Gruppo Building, said.

Gabriele Garbolino Rù will be followed by the exhibitions of Nazareno Biondo and Peter Ott©, scheduled for April and July. A creative action that connects contemporary artists with the urban space and that place of transition between public and private: the exhibition hall of Domus Lascaris.

Gabriele Garbolino Rù, the first artist to intervene in the space of Via Lascaris, is a sculptor who looks at contemporary languages with an eye formed in the figurative tradition. His research is oriented to the recovery of the creative act, as a slow process of work and discipline, close to that of the craftsman. His works, however, always imply the presence of another reality, with which the viewer comes into contact, even if he cannot see it. For this reason many of his subjects are immersed in water, others are the duplicate of their reflection and others, as in the case of the Dioscuri, the sculptures at Domus Lascaris, rise from the ground.

In November 2019, as part of the construction of Domus Lascaris, Building has promoted in collaboration with Artissima the project Hang on a minute lads… I’ve got a great ideaThe work, prepared on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the release in the cinemas of the film The Italian Job and inspired by the final scene of the film, consisted of a large overhead sculpture: a vintage bus “hovering” on the roof of the building. In November 2021, the Domus Lascaris gallery was inaugurated with the exhibition HOT Vol.1, in which 8 street artists reinterpreted TOH, the work of Nicola Russo, a tribute to the iconic Turin fountain, the torèt.