OGR Torino – Binario 1 (May 2 – July 28, 2024)

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.



(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

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