In this moment of great change, we are more conscious than ever that contemporary art can be an extraordinary tool to read today’s world, to embrace its complexity and to understand its transformation. We want to keep on making all this possible and will do so by opening our virtual doors, making projects and materials available online and by actively listening to each other.
Starting from today, on our website’s home page www.fsrr.org and on our social media accounts we will share a series of new features.
Try this at home
Through our Instagram account and our website, we will engage with families, students and teachers by sharing content and workshops featured in our e-book Art at Times: an interactive map conceived to explore the world of contemporary art, available in Italian and in English. https://www.ispeakcontemporary.org/ebook
The Life of an Exhibition
Even though it’s not possible to visit Berlinde De Bruyckere’s exhibition in person, our series of daily stories posted on Instagram, Facebook and our website, will make you feel like you here at the Fondazione. These stories will show family workshops, a performance by a group of art school students inspired by the exhibition, training courses for teachers, hands-on activities for children and more, so that Aletheia can keep on providing inspiration.
Let’s Read is a collaboration between the Fondazione and the Turin Public Libraries. If we can’t read together, we can do it at home, sharing passages, quotes, highlights and recommendations on Instagram Stories using the hashtag #letsread.
We will create a collection of different voices, words and images to connect us, all under the theme of change and transformation – a thread that weaves together the Fondazione’s 2020 exhibition program.
I Speak Contemporary
I Speak Contemporary is an e-learning project, created in order to get students closer to contemporary art through the use of the English language and made possible through the Diderot Project by Fondazione CRT. On our website www.Ispeakcontemporary.org you can find video lessons on six important contemporary artists: Maurizio Cattelan, Gabriel Kuri, Ragnar Kjartansson, Goschka Macuga, Paola Pivi and Hans-Peter Feldmann. The website features videos, texts, workshops and a rich archive of images and links through its blog. The Instagram account @Ispeakcontemporary also features fresh content about artworks, artists and exhibitions and posts interviews with students and teachers.
It is now more important than ever to not to feel isolated and to participate and rediscover our voices. We may stay at home but we can remain connected and keep on listening to each other.
“At this moment in time, where extremism and racism proliferate, where compassion and solidarity have withered, where we see so many resemblances to the restlessness of the late 30’s that preceded the unspeakable monstrosities of the Holocaust, where this particular defamation of civilization is being questioned and denied by people with too much political power, I feel the need to bring bold, strong images – to bring this room to the audience as a sensatory, immersive experience.” Berlinde De Bruyckere
Here you can watch the interview to Berlinde De Bruyckere made by the students of Turin’s Liceo Artistico Cottini: https://vimeo.com/370816009