The Arte Alle Corti, Art In The Courtyards is back.....
Art in the Courtyards is an invitation to discover the city through its most
hidden places, those courtyards kept inside the city buildings, that tell
centuries of history of Turin. Architectures
that become open-air museums of contemporary art, hosting installations
by artists invited to compete in these areas.
project is to experience a walk in the open air, moving on foot and with a
map in hand, an invisible thread that connects different parts of the
city center, through the baroque architecture. It
is a way to learn about and take possession of an often unknown
territory, albeit everyday and familiar, made obvious by habit and
inability to truly look around. The
project, in fact, is addressed above all to citizens as well as
tourists: an audience of close eyes and other distant invited to enter
into these wonderful treasures, transformed into the open thanks to the art
scene. In this direction, taking into account the site-specific
installation concept, which blends in the fabric of the place where it
intervenes, excluding, however, the work as a monument isolated from or
unrelated to the context.
The work of David Rivalta fixed a meeting between three different elements: the shape of the animal (in this case bears sculptures, which naturally preserved their presence sacredness of innocent); the Royal Park, a place that does not orient or does not transgress; Finally, all those who are confronted with these guests. Illegal presence of bears pose a question about the identity of the place. Their meeting is epiphanic experience of otherness and index of openness.