Notte delle arti Contemporanee- Special Opening
In occasion of the Notte delle Arti Contemporanee (Night of Contemporary Art), Saturday November 4, 2017, The Museo Egizio offers extended opening hours of the Gallery of the Kings and the Temple of Ellesiya from 18:30 until 21:30 (last entrance at 21:15).
The Museo Egizio welcomes contemporary art for the first time, with the collaboration with the exhibition Come una falena alla fiamma (Like A Moth to the Flame). Until January 18 2018, the Museum’s atrium will host the work UNFIRED CLAY TORSO by the artist Mark Manders (Volkel – Holland / The Netherlands) 1968.
The work in painted bronze, iron and wood, comes from the Collection of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. It is a part of an exhibition path of Come una falena alla fiamma, organized by OGR Torino and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, curated by Tom Eccles, Mark Rappolt and Liam Gillick.
It is an ambitious project, the three international curators were called to work together for the first time, addressing the city of Turin and its important artistic patrimony.
The exhibition brings forth the objective to create a portrait of the city of Turin from the objects that the city itself and its residents have collected. Come una falena alla fiamma is articulated in a path across the Collection of Modern and Contemporary art, of the Fondazione CRT and of the Collection go the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in dialogue with a core of works preserved in some of the city’s largest public museum institutions, among which are, Museo Egizio, Palazzo Madama, MAO – Museo d’Arte Orientale, GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and Castello di Rivoli. The works of these participating institutions, will be exposed at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, in a game of mutual contamination between contemporary artwork and works of the past centuries. The project engages also Museo Egizio and Palazzo Madama as exhibitions spaces for the contemporary works.