c/o OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni
An important new development at the 25th edition of Artissima is Sound, the new curated section of the fair dedicated to artists working with sound. Located outside the institutional spaces of the fair, the section will be set up in a location of excellence: the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni of Torino, in the dramatic exhibition areas of the Duomo and Binario 2.
To reinforce the experimental character of Artissima, and in tune with the versatile research conducted by OGR on music, performance and art, Sound presents 16 individual sound projects selected by two curators who focus on contemporary interdisciplinary practices: Yann Chateigné Tytelman, a curator and art critic based in Berlin and associate professor of art history and theory at HEAD Geneva, and Nicola Ricciardi, artistic director of OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino.
The section has been created in response to the recent developments of international artistic projects that has seen artists of various generations, challenging many aspects of the logic of visual art through interactive works. Sound, with its intimate and performative manifestations, is used to transform space and its perception, to reactivate memories, to free the imagination, and today it is a major part of many lines of research in a variety of contexts, precisely due to its capacity to evoke and reveal an intangible, always mutable reality.
Starting this year, the OGR Award – the second edition of the prize created for Artissima by the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT – has been earmarked for the acquisition for OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni of a selected work from the new Sound section.
The architectural concept of the SOUND section is by the architecture firm Vudafieri Saverino Partners. Special thanks to Driade and XO Next Office for their cooperation.
Yann Chateigné Tytelman, curator and art critic based in Berlin, associate professor of art history and theory at HEAD Geneva
Nicola Ricciardi, artistic director, OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino
Sound press preview | 1 November, 5pm (by invitation)
Sound opening | 1 November, 7-9pm (by invitation)
OGR Award Ceremony | 1 November, 7.30pm (by invitation) @ OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni
OGR Award Committee
Anna Colin, associate curator, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris e co-director, Open School East, Margate
Lorenzo Giusti, director, GAMEC, Bergamo
Judith Waldmann, curator and head of monitoring, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
Winner of the past edition
2017: Rokni Haerizadeh, Isabelle van den Eynde gallery, Dubai