Contemporary Art Imagines Regeneration

Otobong Nkanga inside an exhibition gallery
Of Cords Curling around Mountains
Photo Andrea Guermani
Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Photo Giorgio Perottino

A conversation between Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Otobong Nkanga
Sunday 25 September 2022, 5 pm
Arena Berta Cáceres, Parco Dora, Turin

As part of the 14th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, whose main theme is regeneration, Castello di Rivoli in collaboration with Slow Food is hosting a conversation between Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Otobong Nkanga on the subject of how Contemporary art can imagine and contribute to the regeneration of the planet. The event will take place on Sunday 25 September at 5 pm at the Arena Berta Cáceres at Parco Dora in Turin.

The enormous challenges that characterize our times affect every single person on the planet, human and non-human alike, and call for everyone to collaborate in regeneration. Contemporary art is also called upon to do its part, making available the extraordinary ability of artists to read the times we live in, imagine the future and transform thoughts and visions into expressive forms of great impact. The regeneration that the Slow Food movement is referring to is echoed in the work of contemporary artists as artists today walk alongside the communities of Terra Madre.

The event is free, subject to availability. It is advisable to arrive at the Arena 10 minutes before the start.


Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is Director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and of the Fondazione Cerruti. She has written numerous books and essays and directed dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel in 2012, paving the way for studies on multispecies co-evolution in art. In 2019 she was awarded the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence, the world’s leading recognition dedicated to a curatorial career.

Otobong Nkanga is a contemporary artist. Born in Kano in 1974, she lives between Belgium and Nigeria. She is considered one of the most important international contemporary artists. Her research deals with urgent issues related to the ecological and environmental crisis, the exploitation of resources and sustainability, investigating the histories of colonialism, its repercussions on the social fabric and new forms of material art.

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