Friday, February 19, 2016

Horizontal Tree

This ' Tree ' is located just outside the entrance into the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin.

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italian Unity, the Foundation De Fornaris commissioned Giuseppe Penone, worldwide known Turin artist , a monumental work positioned in front of the GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Turin in Corso Galileo Ferraris corner of via Magenta, in future memory of the event. The work, entitled "At the outset" ( "In limine" ), was inaugurated on March 18 by President Giorgio Napolitano. The sculpture, made of Carrara marble, bronze, lime and ivy, is presented as a kind of "portal" acting symbolically to the new entrance to the museum.

The Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin (also known as GAM Torino) was founded around 1891-95. It houses the permanent art collections of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

It is part of the Fondazione Torino Musei, which also includes the MAO (Oriental Art Museum), Palazzo Madama (Civic Museum of Ancient Art), the village and the medieval fortress.