APERTO | RELAZIONARSI AL PRESENTE

Aperto, a free training programme for contemporary art professionals, promoted and funded by the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT.

The 2024 edition of Aperto offers 6 seminarsPractice-based research (26-29 June), Relazionarsi al presente / Relating to the Present (16-19 July), Una scuola al Castello di Rivoli /A School at the Castello di Rivoli (13-15 September), Arte e scritture in atto / Art and Writing in Action (24-26 October), Arte in pratica: allestimento e produzione /Art in Practice: Creation and Production (27-30 November), Management e sostenibilità dei progetti culturali / Management and Sustainability of Cultural Projects (January 2025).

Each seminar lasts four days and is given by Italian and international lecturers and guests. They are open to a maximum of 25 participants between the ages of 22 and 35 who are admitted through individual open calls. Participants can apply for one or more seminars.

Aperto is a network of contemporary institutions and spaces with recognised expertise in the field of education and takes place in their premises in Turin. The partners design the seminars together with the team that conceived the project (Giorgina Bertolino, Irene Calderoni, Bernardo Follini, Vittoria Martini). The 2024 edition of Aperto involves Castello di Rivoli Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Almanac, Cripta747, Mucho Mas!, Feat Venture.

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OPEN CALL:

Seminar 2 | RELAZIONARSI AL PRESENTE / RELATING TO THE PRESENT | 16-19 July 2024

Relating to the Present is Aperto’s second free intensive seminar, curated by Almanac Inn, Cripta747 and Mucho Mas! and supported by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT.

In today’s changing and complex context, it is crucial to reflect on one’s own positioning and how artistic practice relates to the present and its surroundings. By exploring the concepts of community and belonging, the module aims to examine the political and plural potential of art through a reflection that moves from the personal to the collective. How can an art project enter into dialogue with a community? What is the role of activism in artistic debate and how do we define the relationship between art and social change? Relating to the Present invites participants to explore these questions through theoretical reflection and practical exercises.

To apply: send your application by 16 June 2024

to the address  applications@aperto-crt.it


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Vincenzo Agnetti (Milano 1926 • 1981) Photo-graffia 1980 carta fotografica esposta e graffiata exposed and scratched photographic paper pezzo unico / unique piece 25.5x35 cm • 10x13.8 in provenienza / provenance: dono dell’artista a Vanni Scheiwiller già collezione Alina Kalczyńska Scheiwiller, Milano Montrasio Arte, Monza, Milano, Piacenza Gift from the artist to Vanni Scheiwiller Alina Kalczyńska Scheiwiller, Milano Montrasio Arte Monza and Milano

PRIMA ACQUISIZIONE A THE PHAIR

Sostenitrice della fiera sin dagli esordi, per la prima volta la Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT ha acquistato un’opera nel corso di The Phair, appuntamento annuale dedicato alla fotografia e ormai punto di riferimento per collezionisti, artisti, galleristi e appassionati del settore.

Per la sua quinta edizione The Phair ha cambiato sede, dal 3 al 5 maggio sarà infatti possibile visitare le oltre 50 gallerie europee coinvolte nella Sala Fucine di OGR Torino.

Questa acquisizione contribuisce a sostenere le gallerie e le artiste e gli artisti presenti in fiera, e ad alimentare il fondo fotografico presente all’interno della propria collezione che oggi comprende oltre 930 opere di arte contemporanea di oltre 300 artisti italiani e internazionali, incomodato presso il Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea e la GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino; ed è proprio a favore di quest’ultima che è destinata la nuova acquisizione, dal momento che alla GAM è custodito il fondo fotografico della Fondazione.

Si tratta di un’opera di Vincenzo Agnetti dal titolo Photo-graffia, 1980, della Galleria Montrasio Arte, selezionata dalla direttrice della GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino Chiara Bertola con la seguente motivazione: “L’opera di Vincenzo Agnetti Photo-graffia del 1980 fa parte della serie delle Photo-graffie, realizzata tra il 1979 e il 1981, e rappresenta un momento significativo nella sua ricerca artistica e nel panorama dell’arte contemporanea. La sua pratica sperimentale coinvolge l’uso della pellicola fotografica esposta alla luce e manipolata attraverso graffi e colori, rivelando un approccio unico e innovativo alla rappresentazione visiva. Le Photo-Graffie di Agnetti si distinguono per la loro natura concettuale e poetica, dove l’azione di “recuperare” l’immagine attraverso l’annerimento e la successiva manipolazione diventano un atto di rigenerazione creativa. Questo processo alterato si traduce in opere che sfidano le convenzioni tradizionali della fotografia e della pittura, offrendo nuove modalità di espressione artistica che si collocano al confine tra queste due discipline. L’importanza di acquisire un’opera di Agnetti per la collezione della GAM risiede nella necessità di rappresentare in modo più completo e approfondito la ricchezza e la diversità delle ricerche artistiche italiane del periodo. Attualmente, la GAM possiede solo un libro d’artista di Agnetti, Image of an exhibition, del 1974. L’aggiunta di un’opera di questa serie consente di evidenziare il contributo significativo dell’artista alla fotografia sperimentale e alla pratica concettuale. Inoltre, rappresenta una risorsa per le future generazioni di artisti e fotografi, offrendo loro un esempio di innovazione e sperimentazione.”

 

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In foto:

Vincenzo Agnetti
(Milano 1926 • 1981)

Photo-graffia, 1980
exposed and scratched photographic paper
unique piece
25.5×35 cm • 10×13.8 in

provenance:
Gift from the artist to Vanni Scheiwiller
Alina Kalczyńska Scheiwiller, Milano
Montrasio Arte Monza and Milano

EXPANDED WITHOUT

The exhibition Expanded presents works from the collection of Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT on loan at Castello di Rivoli and GAM by artists such as Claudio Abate, Aurelio Amendola, Edson Chagas, Thomas Demand, Jan Dibbets, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Teresita Fernández, Luigi Ghirri, Roni Horn, Steffani Jemison, Mimmo Jodice, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Mario Merz, Gustav Metzger, Ugo Mulas, Luigi Ontani, Giulio Paolini, Paola Pivi, Thomas Ruff, Remo Salvadori, Ettore Spalletti, Thomas Struth, Ulay, Nanda Vigo; from the collection of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea by artists such as Lothar Baumgarten, Gilbert & George, Luigi Ontani, Dennis Oppenheim, Thomas Ruff, Edward Ruscha, Elisa Sighicelli, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jan Vercruysse; and from GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea by artists such as Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Jacopo Benassi, Mario Cresci, Mario Gabinio, Gianfranco Gorgoni, Enrico Federico Jest, Mimmo Jodice, Armin Linke, Riccardo Moncalvo, Paolo Mussat Sartor, Paolo Pellion.

 

EXPANDED WITHOUT / OGR Torino

(May 2 – July 28, 2024)

In Expanded Without at the Binario 1 of OGR Torino focus is on off-camera works, where images are generated without resorting to traditional photographic means: installations and environments, authentic expanded experiential fields, where visitors, observers, become part of the process of image construction.

The exhibition opens with Frammenti di riflessione (Exoteric gate) by Nanda Vigo (1976), a space of inner crossings generated by neon light vibrations and reflections in the mirror. Nanda Vigo has worked at length on light as an element to build space and an opportunity to cancel its physical boundaries. Mirrors and light contribute to the formation of images that our minds can process and develop.

The second is the imposing Waterfall by Teresita Fernández (2000) that compresses all the dynamic and thunderous energy of the natural event it refers to in its immobile and silent presence. It is created using long strips or bands of polychrome acrylic material: Fernández’s Waterfall speaks to the persistence of shape and form through the idea of permanent change. The movement of water is recalled by the alternating blue, azure, and white strips: like frames, they follow each other like the breakdown of moments which in nature correspond to water falling.

At the centre of exhibition itinerary L’osservatore non l’oggetto osservato (1981-2003), by Remo Salvadori. In his work, the artist transfigures a camera tripod into copper. The presence of his shadow in some of the images of the history of photography refers to the gaze of the person who took the photograph. Salvadori’s multiplication of the silhouette into a light form in this work, shatters the photographer’s absolute point of view turning it into a set of relative visions that mutually activate each other, not just as the object and subject of the vision, but as a common reflection on looking and seeing oneself look.

The exhibition closes with Liquid Crystal Environment (1966-2017) by Gustav Metzger, a large environmental installation with ever changing coloured and psychedelic projections. The work is one of the largest the artist developed with liquid crystal technology, whose studies go back to the early discoveries by the botanist Friedrich Reinitzer in 1888 subsequently developed by the physicist Otto Lehmann who created the expression liquid crystal in 1889.

 

More information on the exhibition project can be found in the press release.

 

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Expanded Without, Installation view
Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti for OGR Torino

Expanded, Identity design Studio Fionda

Grafica logo progetto aulArte 2024-25 design by Studio Fionda

aulArte 2024-2025

Online the new Call aulArte 2024-2025.

aulArte is a project conceived and promoted by the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT for schools in Piedmont, with the aim of promoting the knowledge and dissemination of contemporary art as part of the school curriculum, thanks to the collaboration of the education departments of the museums and contemporary art foundations in Piedmont.

The Foundation believes strongly in the educational role of contemporary art, in the role it can play in the learning process and in the collective life of a school group made up of children and adults, teachers and families.

Following the success of the first edition, which involved eight primary schools (a total of 16 classes and around 350 children), the second edition of aulArte is now underway, with which the Foundation is reinforcing its commitment to promoting pupils’ access to cultural venues, with a particular focus on those in economically and socially disadvantaged contexts.

The new call for applications is open to all schools in Piedmont, at all levels, and the grant is intended for school excursions to museums and contemporary art foundations in the region.

Following a comparative selection procedure, the Foundation will award 25 schools a grant of 2,500 euros (for a total of 62,500 euros) to cover the costs of school excursions to one or more contemporary art institutions in Piedmont.

The deadline for applications is 24 May 2024, and the list of selected schools will be published on the Arte CRT Foundation website on 14 June 2024.

 

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Grafica logo progetto Expanded design by Studio Fionda

EXPANDED

Il 2 maggio 2024 nell’ambito del programma di EXPOSED Torino Foto Festival inaugura Expanded, un progetto espositivo che propone una lettura in tre capitoli della Collezione fotografica della Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, e che unisce in un unico percorso coerente tre prestigiose sedi istituzionali: le OGR Torino con Expanded Without (2 maggio – 28 luglio 2024), in cui l’attenzione si focalizza su opere prodotte off-camera, nelle quali l’immagine è generata senza ricorrere al mezzo fotografico tradizionale; il Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea con Expanded With (2 maggio – 25 agosto 2024), a cura di Marcella Beccaria, che presenta opere nelle quali il medium fotografico è il punto di partenza per indagare diversi tipi di relazione con il paesaggio, con opere di pionieri della Land Art, dell’Arte Povera e della Body Art; e la GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino con Expanded – I Paesaggi dell’Arte (3 maggio – 1 settembre 2024), a cura di Elena Volpato, dedicata ad alcuni fotografi che hanno saputo restituire i molteplici aspetti dell’arte e ritrarne nel senso più ampio i suoi paesaggi composti di opere e architetture, del volto degli artisti e dei loro momenti di lavoro nello studio o nel paesaggio naturale.

Expanded indaga l’immagine quale campo allargato, citando gli scritti della teorica d’arte americana Rosalind Krauss. Nel 1979 Krauss pubblica Sculpture in the Expanded Field (La scultura nel campo allargato), testo fondamentale nel quale analizza il modo in cui la pratica di artiste e artisti attivi dal 1968-1970 modifica il concetto tradizionale di scultura per arrivare alla “costruzione di luoghi”. Krauss nota come gli artisti istituiscano nuove pratiche e modifichino il concetto di opera d’arte, utilizzando indifferentemente i media più diversi, tra cui fotografia, specchi, video, oltre alla scultura stessa.

“La Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, in sinergia con Fondazione CRT, è orgogliosa di sostenere e promuovere EXPOSED, la prima edizione del Festival Internazionale di Fotografia di Torino” dichiara Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Presidente della Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT. “Il festival, che si terrà nel mese di maggio, coinvolgerà le principali istituzioni culturali e realtà indipendenti della città in un ricco programma di mostre ed eventi dedicati alla fotografia. La Fondazione partecipa al programma espositivo presentando per la prima volta gran parte del nucleo fotografico della Collezione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT. Il progetto si sviluppa in tre sedi: alle OGR Torino con Expanded Without, dedicata a immagini realizzate senza macchina fotografica, al Castello di Rivoli con Expanded With, a cura di Marcella Beccaria, e alla GAM con Expanded – I Paesaggi dell’Arte, a cura di Elena Volpato.

Per maggiori informazioni si rimanda al comunicato stampa.

 

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Identity Design Studio Fionda

FondCrtArte-ConfStampa27FEb24-ph-PEROTTINO-Fabrizio Palenzona, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo e Nicholas Ballario

SIX KEY WORDS FOR ART

OGR, February the 27th, 2024.

Since 2000, the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT has been building a collection of modern and contemporary art for the benefit of the Piedmont community and its museum network, with acquisitions for GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino and Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. Over time, its collection has grown into the core of a cultural programme, which includes exhibitions, educational activities, specialist training and the participation of the public.

Today Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT since July 2023, presented the programme for the Foundation for the 2024-2027 mandate at a press conference at OGR Torino.

“Twenty-four years ago the Foundation developed and applied a unique model, starting a positive exchange between the private and public sectors” – said Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT – “I intend to further pursue this approach: committing to this model and extending it with many new projects, to match the ambitions of the city and the region. Contemporary art is a crossroads connecting several cultural arenas, forming a cross-disciplinary weft”.

For twenty-four years, the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, the non-profit, art-oriented body of the Fondazione CRT, has promoted the role and development of art and culture in contemporary society, acquiring works by Italian and international artists, financing and organizing exhibitions and conferences, investing in education and specialist training. These are the milestones of the journey started in 2000 that has seen the implementation of ideas and projects aimed at appreciating talents, strengthening and developing the region’s contemporary art system in dialogue with the local authorities and institutions.

The 2024-2027 programme of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT will develop along six pathways, each one identified by a key word: Collection, the focus of the Foundation’s institutional identity and its holdings; Internationalization, one of the strategies of the new programme, opening up to international exhibition circuits and events abroad; Professions in modern and contemporary art, with a new training and education programme; Public Space, the favoured space to develop artworks involving residents, local authorities and associations; Education, the Foundation’s means to attract visitors of all ages to modern and contemporary art; and last but not least, Community, which reflects all the Foundation’s projects to create diverse community building including: professionals, students, citizens, and children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Photo Credits: Giorgio Perottino

Jacopo Benassi, Panorama di La Spezia, 2022
opera ambientale: stampe artistiche, acrilici su tela, cornici d'artista, pannelli e strutture in legno.
Dimensioni variabili

JACOPO BENASSI. AUTORITRATTO CRIMINALE

The exhibition ‘Jacopo Benassi. Autoritratto Criminale’, curated by Elena Volpato, will be presented on 26 February 2024 at the Wunderkammer of the GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino.

The exhibition comes to life with the entry of the work Panorama of La Spezia, 2022, into the collection of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT. The acquired work is a self-portrait in which the artist never appears, just as there is no human presence. Instead, there are photographs of plants, taken in the dark of night in the public gardens, plants that at least partially cover some views of the Ligurian city, painted with a vague 19th-century flavour. Overlapping photos and canvases, held together by thick straps, are hung on two plasterboard walls that for a time served as Benassi’s temporary studio while he prepared for an exhibition in La Spezia, his home town.

Since then, Benassi’s work has gradually shifted from photography to a shadowy space between photography and painting, between photography and plaster casts. His photographic work, developed under the sign of the contrast between the darkness of the background and the light of the flash mercilessly aimed at each subject, has momentarily chosen as its place of selection and concealment the invisible part of things, that which remains guarded or imprisoned between one frame and another, between one image and another, that which can only be imagined or desired. Behind the installation of Panorama of La Spezia, used as a screen, appears Hanging Portraits Series, 2024, created for the exhibition, a work that takes the process of erasure to its extreme consequences, presenting a heavy sandwich of frames suspended in the void, of which only two repetitions are visible. They are photographic portraits of famous people (Valentino, Nan Goldin, John Wayne, Snow White, Ando Gilardi…) interspersed with a few self-portraits, all condemned to invisibility and thus paradoxically reactivated by Benassi in their capacity to be images, to have a new evocative power through negation.

In addition to Benassi’s works, the exhibition will also include, at the artist’s request, the large plaster sketch that Leonardo Bistolfi made for the monument to his friend Cesare Lombroso, which is kept in the GAM’s collections, and the skull from which Benassi draws inspiration and which is in dialogue with the video Autoritratto criminale (Criminal Self-Portrait).

The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the “Cesare Lombroso” Museum of Criminal Anthropology, Augustin Laforêt and the Francesca Minini Gallery and will be on show from 27 February to 1 September 2024.

 

 

Jacopo Benassi, Panorama di La Spezia, 2022
Installation: fine art prints, acrylic on canvases, artist frames, wooden panels, and wooden structures
Variable dimensions

Photo Credit: © Jacopo Benassi e Francesca Minini – Courtesy GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin
Owned by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT

SOMETHING BORROWED | SANFILIPPO

Something Borrowed is the social column about the travels of the works of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT that are loaned from Turin to Museums all over Italy and the World. Follow them with us on InstagramFacebook e Linkedin.

 


The Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT is proud to announce the loan of two works by the artist Antonio Sanfilippo from the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin to the RISO Museum – Museo Regionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Palermo, on the occasion of the centenary of the painter’s birth.

The works Nero e rosso (Schema Astratto 28/55 ), 1955 and Senza titolo (Pittura 39/59 ), 1959 are now on display in the historic Palazzo Belmonte Riso, home of the museum, and will contribute to the dissemination of artistic culture and dialogue between the two institutions.

The exhibition “Antonio Sanfilippo. Segni, Forme, Sogni della Pittura. Cento Anni” (Antonio Sanfilippo. Signs, shapes, dreams of painting. Hundred years), curated by the art critic Prof. Bruno Corà, is organised in collaboration with the Municipality of Partanna (place of birth of the Artist), the Sanfilippo Archive in Rome and the Fondazione Sebastiano Tusa. This synergy has involved various institutional venues: the Castello Grifeo in Partanna di Sicilia, in the province of Trapani, for the early works; Villa Zito, headquarters of the Fondazione Sicilia; and the Museo del Riso in Palermo for the works of the artist’s full artistic maturity.

The exhibition traces the rich artistic production and will be open until 24 February 2024.

 

 

 

Artist Bio

Among the founders of the Forma group, which was established in Rome in 1947, Antonio Sanfilippo actively supported a renewal of artistic language, premised upon looking back to the experiences of geometric painting. Starting in the early 1950s, a series of trips to Paris and time spent there contributed to the rapid development of his painting in the so-called “concrete” style of the time, characterized by free plastic aggregations, arranged in contrasting chromatic relationships. His work continued to evolve, and between 1953 and 1954 he developed a style marked by interwoven signs. […]

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Progetto monitoraggio opere d'arte collezione

THE COLLECTION MONITORING PROJECT

February will see the launch of a new project to monitor the state of conservation of artworks in the Collection of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT. The aim of the project is to plan a periodic monitoring of the works in order to verify the state of conservation of the collection, which is on loan to the GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino and the Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.

The collection currently comprises over 900 works, part of which are on public display and the rest are kept in the storerooms of the two museums.

The monitoring will be carried out by Studio Lucchini & Sanna Restauri and will focus on aspects such as the historical-artistic importance of the work, its commercial value, the execution technique and the use of materials that make it more susceptible to deterioration, as well as, for works not on display, the time that has elapsed since the last conservation status check.

The operational phase, which will last about a year, will see conservators working both in the storerooms and in the exhibition halls, and will involve many people within the two museums, such as registrars, archivists, curators and staff responsible for handling the works.

Beyond Production Symposium - convegno per riflettere sull'arte e nuove tecnologie.

BEYOND PRODUCTION SYMPOSIUM

Sono 14 gli speakers che tra sabato 4 e domenica 5 novembre hanno partecipato a Beyond Production Symposium, esperti provenienti dal mondo dell’arte, dalle imprese che si occupano di nuove tecnologie applicate alla cultura e all’arte, tecnici di aspetti legali ed etici, per stimolare la riflessione sul dialogo tra arte e tecnologia.

“Nel simposio sono emersi molti punti di vista complessi e articolati che hanno posto l’uomo al centro di un processo creativo, legislativo e tutelativo nel rapporto con l’AI. Non per fermare l’uso dell’AI, ma per renderlo davvero uno strumento capace di amplificare le potenzialità umane. È emerso che il concetto di originale non è più valido come lo pensavamo prima, che l’originale è derivativo e che in qualche modo le macchine che lavorano sulla quantità e non sulla qualità hanno bisogno dell’essere umano per creare contenuti interessanti. Gli artisti devono essere liberi di usare le tecnologie digitali e l’AI, ma deve essere tutelata la loro capacità di produrre e la possibilità di creare una carriera su questo senza che la creatività del singolo artista venga usata dalle grandi macchine, dalle grandi Corporation, per profitti da cui loro vengono esclusi.“ ha dichiarato Ilaria Bonacossa, curatrice di Beyond Production.

Scoprite qui il progetto e scaricate qui gli atti del convegno prodotti dall’Intelligenza Artificiale Alia.

 

GUARDA LE REGISTRAZIONI DEGLI INCONTRI:

 

Arte, Intelligenza Artificiale e ibridazioni 

Nuove tecnologie per l’arte: sfide e opportunità & Intelligenza Artificiale, etica e legislazione: un approccio empirico

Il Symposium visto dall’intelligenza artificiale 

 

Beyond Production Symposium @OGR Torino. Photo courtesy: Andrea Bottallo