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di Richi Ferrero

GIARDINO BAROCCO VERTICALE

Using the light, Richi Ferrero has activated an important recovery that, taking advantage of the lightness of the light emissions, restores to the memory what was the characteristic sign of the common areas represented by the garden now disappeared and by the still existing courtyard, although reworked. A design of stones and light of the courtyard, made with 748 bars of resin of luminous stones and 300 meters of lighted ribbon, recreates a classic baroque model, with gray-blue pebbles and warmer sand-colored tones that match light colors carefully mixed. Above them the tree, the master shadow of each garden, is rebuilt in steel and suspended in the air, between the first and third floors: 520 kg of galvanized iron make up the trunk and the arm that supports it. The tree grows over 6 meters in height with a maximum diameter of 5.30 meters, while the support arm is 4.30 meters long. Each branch has a light and each light changes color. The 13 main branches are made with 590 kg of stainless steel tubes, with 78 punctual luminous tubes powered by 180 feeders. When daylight falls, the tree illuminates the courtyard redesigned with bright pebbles. Around and above the tree the signs are simplified, the garden rises, mentioned in the 82 aromatic planters illuminated by 246 LEDs with warm and cold light and suspended from the long balconies, in turn enriched by 230 meters of miniflux of warm light. At the top, the garden opens up in the magnificence of floral wall units that dialogue with the sky: while the day imposes its natural light, allowing the growth of plants and flowers, it is still a work of lighting to enhance the poetry of these flowerbeds suspended between the earth and heaven, until darkness allows for daily rest. The Vertical Garden closes with triangular elements, decorated with the green recoating, which cantilever peek out from the high square of the building, and open up to the sky determining the indispensable formal balance of the work.

di Richi Ferrero

COME SE A TORINO CI FOSSE IL MARE

Inside the building, an extraordinary bright surprise that refers to the dream takes the sea to Turin through another work by Richi Ferrero. The inspiration comes from the cumbersome presence, at the center of the space, of a glass dome, currently transparent, which covers the underlying salon used by a bank, and which represents the limit of the private walking areas of the four apartments facing the ‘area. The work is composed of two signs, one vegetable and one sculptural, which relate to each other pertinently, constituting a unique charm. The entire perimeter of the dome sees the continuous placement of a vegetable decoration consisting of diversified evergreen trees. The sculptural sign is represented by seven fish of three different sizes, of which the largest reach one meter in length. The fish built in opal fiberglass are placed on the ribs of the dome at different heights: during the day they peek out between the greenery, while at night they light up changing color according to the desired schedule. The court is therefore transformed into a sea floor, inhabited by luminous fish visible between the branches of a poetic coral vegetation.

di Richi Ferrero

LA MASCHERA

di Domenico Borrelli

ASSO DI CAPPELLO

Mix the cards, change game, shoot. Giving voice to the unexpected, in the consolidated pleasure of losing, while the buffoon – mad for fun and joke by necessity – gesticulates uses and abuses of fate, a fortuitous event for some, pure synchronicity for others. The hat ace inhabits the double world, the other, the one who looks at us in the mirror, breaking away from laughing with his hands in his hair; the Ace of Hat is the world of Alice and the company poets; sculpture, mass, body, matter, and at the same time irony, wit; immaterial thought and creative act. The artist portrays himself in imaginary paper, one of the few that can change the game, carefully mixing, in perfect balance, the art of the game and the game of art. Rabelais said, quoting a philosopher: “it would be extremely interesting to write the history of laughter”.

di Domenico Borrelli

MEMORIE

Borrelli’s anatomies are a sort of endoscopy, aimed at highlighting how corporeity, “dissecting itself”, becomes an expression of an archetypal primary state, at the intersection of distance and separation, identifying phenomenological topographies. “(Anatomie inquiete, Tiziana Conti, 1998) “Colonna’s work explicitly explains the relationship, thematic and material, between sculpture and architecture, between body and space. His research has always celebrated the body as a leitmotif (Nietszche), the body as a totemic place (for art is sculpture) as it is built on metrics and order, tearing, in a continuous movement, to remove, from the power and chaos.

di Daniele Accossato

RAPITO

In reinterpreting the most famous warriors who have come down to us from antiquity, Daniele Accossato forges an unprecedented Riace Bronze. Bound and enclosed in a box, the exemplary hero, bold and hieratic, suddenly finds himself a vulnerable and defenseless prisoner, maintaining, despite adverse fate, an undeniable pride as much as a touching humility.

di Fabio Viale

VENERE E KOUROS

Through images that have become icons, Viale reproduces new meanings in his work with a view to challenge to suggest that behind every representation and symbol lies another inherent in the possibilities with which the material lets itself be shaped and transformed, to return the idea of ​​a reality where time seems to stop.

di Gabriele Garbolino

SENZA TITOLO

di Massimo di Venuto

DEEP

di Mateal Art

SENZA TITOLO, ROSSO E GONNA GIALLA

di Michelangelo Pistoletto

PANNI STESI

Pistoletto’s mirror paintings, on the other hand, not only realize the ideal of a perfectly ‘objective’ painting, capable of ‘doubling’ reality, but also of a dynamic and non-immobile painting in its objectivity, just like the life: in fact all that comes to be reflected in the picture (the changing surrounding environment or the very image of the viewer) becomes part of the picture on the same title and with the same lucid ‘objectivity’ of the figure or of the figures photographic images that are printed in the mirror. Pistoletto thus relates a fixture that suspends time but renews its configuration every moment. Then, when photographing a mirror-painting by Pistoletto, it becomes practically impossible to distinguish the mirrored figures from those shown on the mirror, and therefore of a mirror-painting by Pistoletto it is possible to perform infinite different shots, symptomatic of the ‘lability and space-time relativity’ (Calvesi) of this open system of images.

di Richi Ferrero

SAGITTAURUS

This sort of “guardian” of the city is a luminous sculpture conceived to redesign the nocturnal profile of Turin, giving a touch of class and color. Conceived by the artist Richi Ferrero the Sagittaurus is the second bright lookout that watches over our city after the Great Warrior, placed in 2006 on a building in corso Matteotti. The Sagittaurus, protagonist of these last days of the Turin art, represents the union between a conqueror endowed with bow and arrows and a bull, symbol of the ancient population of the Taurini.

di Richi Ferrero

EQUINOX

Tall, thin, armed with spears, arrows, darts, on foot and on horseback: this is how. Ferrero has conceived the lookouts of #Torino, a series of luminous sculptures that, leaning from the roofs, with their light redraw the outline of the night. At #GrandeGuerriero, (private collection) placed in 2006 on the highest floor of a building in Corso Matteotti, in summer (June 2015) came the #Sagittaurus, which watches over the roofs of Corso Massimo d’Azeglio to corner with Corso Vittorio. In these days, # Equìnox has been placed on the attic of the 17th century building, on the corner of Lagrange and Giolitti streets, the third sculpture that overlooks suspended between mountains and hills on the city which, as LeCorbusier said, has the best position naturalistic of the world. “A triad of warriors watches over the city from its roofs. I conceived them so that each work, by day, is drawn on the sky of the city like a pencil mark on a sheet of paper while at sunset a particular covering combined with the light that dresses them gives them back to the vision as if they emitted their own light – explains the artist Richi Ferrero. My warriors are neither invaders nor conquerors, but lookouts of the mental territory. “While Equìnox, armed with a crossbow, seems to stand out with his horse from the rooftops to the clouds, the Sagittaurus combines the figures of the warrior armed with a bow and arrows with the Bull, remembering the people of the Taurini, ancient inhabitants of the forests between the three rivers Po, Dora and Stura, where the Roman garrison, the first nucleus of the city of Turin, was then built.

di Alessio Boroni

URBAN I.N.R.I

Urban I.N.R.I. It is the work I did for the “Lagrange12” project. I thought about creativity and the city. To the men behind us and inside. Every brick hides stories, the stories of the men who imagined the building that that brick contributes to define, the men who laid that brick, those who took advantage of that building … the city is a network of stories and men, the city men are molded and re-molded. In this work I played on the relationship between man and city: a city that springs from the mind of the man / creator or that dominates it like a modern crown of thorns? But art does not have to give answers after all … “Art is not what you see, but what you allow others to see.” Edgar Degas “

di Ahmad Armone e Fanny Meera

CREATE

“The work was created to illustrate the psychophysical processes of creation, with an idea of ​​creative expansion. The subject in question presents the “mind” which tends to be enveloped by mental processes through knowledge, which is stimulated and influenced by something that it finds externally. Rainbow-colored clouds enhance the sensory side of creativity on the subject in question. The eye underlines the importance of sight, co-protagonist with the mind, in giving birth to the creative idea.”

di Riccardo Di Stefano

SENZA TITOLO

“The city can be metaphorized as an immense machinery, a rattling and stratified cluster of houses, towers, factories and people. Wobbling, the mechanical monster moves, albeit slowly, towards a geographical as well as a social evolution. The creativity of those who live in the city is the driving force behind it, made up of instincts, ideas and colors. The realization of my work wants to represent the idea of ​​the slow but inexorable motion of the factory / city towards its continuous becoming, under the push, in fact, of an art that involves all those who work, live and live in the city. “

Omaggio a Depero di Richi Ferrero

CANCELLO FUTURISTA

The work of the Turin artist is a dedication to Fortunato Depero, protagonist of the art of the ‘900, representative of the second futurism and signer of the manifesto of aeropainting. Lagrange12 therefore opens its courtyard to the city in a dialogue between historical architecture, modern art and contemporary sculpture, which will be accessible to citizens, tourists and the merely curious.

di Roberta Bertazzini

LIBERO ARBITRIO & PAPAVERI E PAPERE

The work of the Turin artist is a dedication to Fortunato Depero, protagonist of the art of the ‘900, representative of the second futurism and signer of the manifesto of aeropainting. Lagrange12 therefore opens its courtyard to the city in a dialogue between historical architecture, modern art and contemporary sculpture, which will be accessible to citizens, tourists and the merely curious.

di Roberta Bertazzini

VORREI GIOCARE E QUINDI VOLO

Art installation inspired by the game of Tangram. Sand, lime, bologna gypsum wallpaper, mineral earth natural mortar, paste pigments, lime milk, water-repellent tarlatan cloth, natural wax water-based paint.

di Pixel Pancho

EATEN FEELINGS / MOTHER NATURE

The courtyard of Quadrato, the contemporary home and urban relais of the Building Group, opens up to art and the city with a work by PixelPancho. The famous street artist from Turin has just created Eaten by feelings, a painting of the vein that the artist calls Mother Nature, open from tomorrow in the courtyard of Via delle Orfane 18 in Turin. Pixel Pancho has designed a feminine face in the court of Quadrato with a robotic soul on which the luxuriant nature with flowers and leaves that cover its features prevails. A work that reflects on the plague of femicide.

di Richi Ferrero

IL T'ORO

The T’ORO, symbol of Turin that looks to the future, the new work of the artist Richi Ferrero, in continuity with the works realized in Lagrange12 and The Number 6, is placed on the façade of Quadrato, on Piazzetta della Visitazione. “This golden horn is a vision of the city, of what has been and what will be. The frame that freezes the moment of the breakthrough is the changing of Turin in the present whenever the gaze of those passing by will catch its presence “, declares the artist Richi Ferrero.

di Domenico Borrelli per Paratissima 15

LIMITLESS

The simultaneous action of the artist Domenico Borrelli and two architects leads to the creation of a large sculpture, usable in the path of Paratissima XII, which will then be relocated at the end of the event in the courtyard of Quadrato, the transformation of the ancient convent of Sant ‘ Agostino in the heart of the Roman quadrilateral in Turin, under construction by the Building Group. The work Limitless by the artist Domenico Borrelli, result of the workshop realized with recovered materials of the building yards, in collaboration with IAAD, Politecnico di Torino and Lombroso16, was built with building materials to reveal the infinite artistic and expressive possibilities.

Paratissima 14

Building Dome

Workshop di Paolo Grassino

Paratissima 13

The design workshop led by the artist Paolo Grassino leads to the creation of a large work that will be exhibited on the occasion of Paratissima 13 in the courtyard of the Caserma La Marmora in Via Asti 22 and which will then be relocated as a work of art visible to all in a building owned space. The work stems from the reflection of the increasing use of construction materials in contemporary art, and on the artistic potential that these can also assume thanks to their structure, their color and their texture. They are simple raw materials, normally at the service of the building industry, to take on different forms and contents to finally reveal their unusual and unexpected beauty.

di Richard Wilson

HANG ON A MINUTE LADS..I'VE GOT A GREAT IDEA

On Friday 1st November at Allegroitalia Golden Palace, the work “Hang On A Minute Lads … I’ve Got A Great Idea” by the British artist Richard Wilson curated by Mark Hinchliffe and Heidi Donohoe was presented together with Artissima Fair. A tilting bus, on a 1: 1 scale, inspired by the final scene of the 1969 movie The Italian Job starring Micheael Caine will be suspended at twenty meters high on the terrace of the fifth floor of Domus Lascaris..