The title of the exhibition, Electronic Superhighway, comes from a term invented in 1974 by South Korean videoart artist Nam June Paik who realized the potential of global connections through technology. Ordered in reverse chronological order, Electronic Superhighway begins with works created at the turn of the millennium and ends with Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT), a landmark event of 1966. Spanning a period of 50 years, from 2016 to 1966, moments arise in the history of art and the Internet as the exhibition travels backwards.
Like a Moth to a Flame, it is the title of the great exhibition project realized in collaboration with OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni and Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, which will be inaugurated on November 3 in the offices of the two Turin Institutes. As a flame moth is an ambitious project, signed by three international exceptional designers, called to work together for the first time in confronting the city of Turin and its important artistic heritage: Tom Eccles, director of the Center for Curatorial Studies of Bard College of New York, Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief of the English Art Review, and British artist Liam Gillick.
In an exhibition filling two floors in the Museum, 28 Swedish and international artists explore and challenge Öyvind Fahlström’s ideas on manipulation and theatricality. Four historic works by Fahlström define the playing field for the exhibition, which takes place in three zones: the main exhibition hall on Floor 4, the spaces connecting both floors, and the exhibition halls on the lower ground floor.