Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Muriel Lake Incident, 1999, wood, audio, video projection, steel

Come una falena alla fiamma (Like a Moth to a Flame) aims at providing a portrait of Turin through the objects that the town and its residents have collected. Come una falena alla fiamma develops as a path through the Collection of Fondazione per l’arte moderna e contemporanea CRT and the Collection of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, interacting with a number of exhibits coming from some of the town’s most important public museums like Museo Egizio, Palazzo Madama- Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, MAO – Museo d’Arte Orientale, GAM –Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, for the occasion all displayed at Officine Grandi Riparazioni and at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, blending contemporary art works and exhibits from past centuries.

The ensemble of the displays testifies Art’s capacity to continuously renovate ideas and generate new proposals. And with ideas of rebirth and renewal in mind, the exhibition exploits the coincidence of a birth and two anniversaries: the OGR inauguration, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the collection of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the sixtieth anniversary of the Situationist International, which was founded after a gathering in Alba, not far from Turin.


Curated by Tom Eccles, Mark Rappolt and Liam Gillick