SURFING NFT

La giuria composta da Carolyn Christov – Bakargiev (Direttore del Castello di Rivoli), Daniel Birnbaum (Direttore di Acute Art e curatore internazionale) e Hans Ulrich Obrist (Direttore Artistico Serpentine Gallery e curatore internazionale) ha selezionato i 5 artisti finalisti per il progetto Surfing NFT, sostenuto dalla Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT. La Fondazione darà ad ogni artista una fee pari ad euro 8.000 per la produzione di un NFT che verrà caricato sulla piattaforma Artshell, e nel mese di febbraio 2022, in OGR, verrà premiato tra questi il vincitore di OGR Award. La sua opera entrerà a far parte della Collezione della Fondazione, in comodato a OGR Torino.

I 5 artisti finalisti sono:

Matteo Nasini – Galleria Clima

Darren Bader – Galleria Franco Noero

Claudia Conte – Galleria Koenig

Sarah Ortmeyer – Galleria Dvir

Damon Zucconi – Galleria Veda

con la seguente motivazione:

«Stanno sperimentando nuovi lavori che utilizzano gli NFT e la tecnologia blockchain anche se tuttavia hanno avuto poca esperienza diretta con questa tipologia espressiva. Stiamo pertanto contaminando i lavori digitali con quelli tradizionali per vedere cosa succederà. È un esperimento, un laboratorio. Che mescola la realtà eterogenee perché tutti questi artisti sono parimenti nel mondo fisico e virtuale contemporaneamente.
La giuria è estremamente lieta di partecipare alla sperimentazione tipica di Artissima in cui crede molto. È una nuova frontiera stiamo spingendo le arti visive nel XXI secolo e l’arte in futuro potrà abitare molti mondi possibili».

La Fondazione ringrazia la giuria e si congratula con i finalisti!

Buona produzione!

OGR PUBLIC PROGRAM / THE LAST CRUZE, IN TURIN

Saturday, October 2, h 6.30pm – SALA FUCINE

The Last Cruze, a body of work by artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, centers on the workers at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. After more than fifty years of automobile production and a commitment to manufacturing the Chevrolet Cruze until 2021, the facility was “unallocated” by GM. This came as the company shifted more production overseas and directed more resources toward electric and autonomous vehicles. Employees in Lordstown have therefore been faced with the difficult decision to voluntarily or involuntarily transfer to plants located in other parts of the country. For many, this meant uprooting or dividing their family, moving away from ageing parents, or leaving behind their support networks and all they’ve ever known. Those who turned down the transfer were cut off from the company, losing their pensions and benefits.

During a period of great uncertainty and change – as UAW International union negotiated with the Big Three automakers: GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler – Frazier was in Lordstown with the workers and their families, recording their stories. Through images and interviews, Frazier conveys their experiences of the quickly developing events, the intense disruption to their lives and their community, and the strong efforts of the local union, UAW Local 1112, on their behalf.
The Last Cruze features over sixty photographs and other elements, presented within an installation that visually echoes the assembly line in the GM Lordstown complex. Part of this body of work, currently on view at OGR Torino in Turin within the Vogliamo tutto exhibition, will be the starting point for a conversation between the artist and the curator of the show, Samuele Piazza. Looking at some of the common dynamics in global neoliberism, the conversation will use the lens of artistic practice to look at the social and economical shifts happening in the Rust Belt, and their multiple links to the post-industrial transition of Turin.

BIO

LaToya Ruby Frazier was born in 1982 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Her artistic practice spans a range of media, including photography, video, performance, installation art and books, and centers on the nexus of social justice, cultural change, and commentary on the American experience. In various interconnected bodies of work, Frazier uses collaborative storytelling with the people who appear in her artwork to address topics of industrialism, Rust Belt revitalization, environmental justice, access to healthcare, access to clean water, Workers’ Rights, Human Rights, family, and communal history. This builds on her commitment to the legacy of 1930s social documentary work and 1960s and ’70s conceptual photography that address urgent social and political issues of everyday life. Frazier’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions in the United States and Europe, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium; CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France; Carré d’Art – musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, France.

Samuele Piazza is Senior Curator at OGR Torino.

At OGR Torino he has curated solo shows by prominent contemporary artists such as Mike Nelson and Monica Bonvicini. He founded and co-curated the experimental series Dancing is what we make of falling, an exhibition format mixing video screenings, talks and performances.
He previously co-curated On Limits. Estrangement in the Everyday at The Kitchen, New York, as 2015 “Helena Rubinstein” Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
He holds an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory from CRMEP, Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London and an MA in Visual Arts from Iuav University, Venice.

 

For further information, please visit the OGR’s website.

BIENNALE DEMOCRAZIA 2021

OGR Torino si conferma partner di Biennale Democrazia in occasione della settima edizione Un pianeta, molti mondi,  che dal 6 al 10 ottobre torna ad animare la città. Le porte della suggestiva Sala Fucine si aprono alla riflessione sulla nostra condizione di abitanti di un unico pianeta, sempre più connesso, ma sempre più frammentato, per soffermarsi sui tanti fattori che rendono difficile trovare risposte comuni a problemi di portata globale.

Nove gli eventi in programma, che offriranno al pubblico l’occasione di approfondire e conoscere ambiti del sapere che abitano quotidianamente gli spazi delle ex officine dei treni di corso Castelfidardo.

Tra gli ospiti presenti alle OGR: Rachele Borghi, Fabio Barovero, Nicla Vassallo e Andreas Weber, Fatoumata Diawara e molti altri.

 

Per il programma e tutte le informazioni su come iscriversi agli incontri, visitare il sito www.biennaledemocrazia.it