Caricamento Eventi

Magic Electric Bus Art, Literature, and Open air. The electric bus to Castello di Rivoli

October 23, 2021 from 02:00PM to 06:00PM

Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea presents Magic Electric Bus, a proposal by Gianluigi Ricuperati. The project is coordinated by Roberta Aghemo, and curated by Giulia Colletti.

After the first journey on September 25 and until December 2021, once a month, an arts program will take place on board an electric shuttle, during the journey of approximately 40 minutes from Turin to Rivoli. For the occasion, IVECO BUS will supply an IVECO E-WAY Full Electric, a completely green vehicle with the latest generation of safety and power system. Decorated by artist Claudia Comte, the Magic Electric Bus connects Turin to Rivoli and welcomes personalities and artists, who will present special contents to the participating public.

After the success of the maiden voyage, Magic Electric Bus returns on Saturday October 23 with four guests from Turin: the novelist Gianluigi Ricuperati, the authors Mario Capello and Marco Lupo, and the artists Guglielmo Castelli and Alice Visentin. While the painter Guglielmo Castelli proposes a participatory project under the sign of the Surrealist-inspired Cadavre Exquis and the artist Alice Visentin creates a musical performance on board, involving musicians from the Piedmontese Alpine valleys, the author Mario Capello reads pages of Lovecraft’s book just published by Einaudi. The author Marco Lupo reads an excerpt from his novel “Hamburg. La sabbia del tempo scomparso”, edito da Il Saggiatore. On the bus, Castello di Rivoli Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev will introduce the program.

Magic Electric Bus intends to create a dialogue between literature, art, and Museum exhibitions. Each journey will involve an author and almost an artist or a writer.
The project develops through the windows of the shuttle that are an element that divides but at the same time offers an unexpected reading of the city of Turin and connection between art and life.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director of the Castello di Rivoli, states “In 1967 the Beatles released Magical Mystery Tour. Fifty years later, at the crossroads of the ecological crisis and the digital revolution, Castello di Rivoli presents Magic Electric Bus, a program in collaboration with IVECO BUS, Arriva, and Enel X. Once a month, the public will be able to hop on an electric bus from Turin to Rivoli, and live an artistic and magical experience.”

“An invitation to travel / to that country resembling you. With these words, Baudelaire reminds us that movement is a fundamental condition of living creatures that avoid being still. Covering the distance between Turin and Rivoli, our Magic Bus fosters a dialogue between authors, artists, and arts professionals. As a narrator and writer, who loves to dialogue with artists and representatives of other fields,” states Gianluigi Ricuperati, “I cannot imagine any more suitable condition than an electric bus to invoke the necessary alliance of places that look so much alike.”

On Saturday October 23, participants will meet at 1.30 pm at the Libreria Internazionale Luxemburg, Via Cesare Battisti 7 in Turin, and continue on foot towards Piazza Castello where the shuttle will depart.

To join the ride, please purchase your ticket (€ 15) on www.castellodirivoli.org

Guest authors of the following journeys include Marco Belpoliti, Igiaba Scego, Chiara Valerio, amongst others. Guest artists and arts professionals include Guglielmo Castelli, Marzia Migliora and Agnieszka Kurant, amongst others.

Calendar

Saturay October 23, 2021
Mario Capello, Guglielmo Castelli, Gianluigi Ricuperati and Alice Visentin
1.30 pm meeting at Libreria Internazionale Luxemburg
2 pm departure from Piazza Castello, Turin
6 pm departure from Castello di Rivoli to Piazza Castello, Turin
6.45 pm arrival in Turin

Saturday November 6, 2021
1.30 pm meeting at Libreria Internazionale Luxemburg
2 pm departure from Piazza Castello, Turin
6 pm departure from Castello di Rivoli to Piazza Castello, Turin
6.45 pm arrival in Turin

Saturay December 11, 2021
1.30 pm meeting at Libreria Internazionale Luxemburg
2 pm departure from Piazza Castello, Turin
6 pm departure from Castello di Rivoli to Piazza Castello, Turin
6.45 pm arrival in Turin

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Biographies

Mario Capello (Carmagnola, 1976) lives in Turin and works for Einaudi Stile Libero. After graduating and two years at the Scuola Holden, in 2009 he published his first novel, I fuochi dell’86 (Eumeswil). In 2015 he published L’appartamento (Tunué), while his translation of Howard P. Lovecraft’s book The Notebooks of Randolph Carter (Einaudi) has just been released.

Guglielmo Castelli (Turin, 1987) lives and works in Turin. His iconographic universe questions the relationship between inner and outer space, between bowels and environment, in a close relationship with literature and the world of theatre and scenography, from which he comes. Recent solo shows include Goodmorning Bambino, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2018, while selected group exhibitions include Fuori, XVII Quadriennale d’Arte, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2020; Recto/Verso 2, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2018; Biennale Internazionale d’Art Contemporain de Melle, Melle, France, 2018; Challenging Beauty. Insights into Italian Contemporary Art, Parkview Museum, Singapore, 2018; Disegni, Artissima, Turin, 2017. In 2016 he was mentioned in “30Under 30 Europe” by Forbes Magazine.

Gianluigi Ricuperati (Turin, 1977) is a writer. He has been director of Domus Academy for five years and interdisciplinary curator of the cultural program of MIA Fair since 2015. His essays, reportages, and novels have been published by Rizzoli, Bollati Boringhieri, Minimum Fax, Mondadori, Feltrinelli, and Gallimard. He collaborates with Italian and international magazines, newspapers such as ‘Volume’, ‘Domus’, ‘Abitare’, ‘Vogue’, ‘Dazed & Confused’, ‘La Repubblica’, ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’, ‘Flash Art’ and ‘032c’. He is the founder of Faust, the first center for the resurrection of books and aggregator of creative communities in Turin.

Alice Visentin (Ciriè, 1993) lives and works in Turin where she studied painting at the Accademia Albertina. Among the places where hers works have recently been exhibited are the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. In 2019 she won the AccadeMibact award organized by the DGAAP and the Quadriennale Foundation. She participated in the Q-Rated Torino 2019 workshop organized by La Quadriennale di Roma. In 2017 she held her first solo show in the non-profit space TILE.