From 05 February 1993 to 25 April 1993
Curated by Germano Celant, Paolo Fossati, Ida Gianelli
The scope of this exhibition was to highlight the crucial part played by the city of Turin between 1950 and 1970 in the development of the visual arts and contemporary culture. While the core section of the exhibition was dedicated to the visual arts, other sections – curated by leading experts in their fields – looked at architecture, photography, film, theatre, music and literature. The exhibition examined the city’s contribution to the international arts scene during this period, exemplified by the way it embraced major post-war art movements from New Dada and Pop Art to Minimalism, and by the activities of the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna – the museum of contemporary art. The exhibition also underlined the city’s central role in launching and/or supporting specific artists, such as the painter Felice Casorati (a leading figure on the art scene during the 1920s and 1930s), along with entire movements such as Secondo Futurismo (Second Futurism), and the internationally recognised Arte Povera movement.