Includes an open-air exhibition site and an interactive museum, meant as a place for meetings and workshops dealing with the ongoing dialogue between art and nature, biotechnology and ecology, between the public and artists.
Contacts & Details
Inaugurated in 2008, PAV is an Experimental Centre for Contemporary Art directed by Enrico Bonanate and conceived by the artist Piero Gilardi.
The Park is a green place in progress and occupies an ex-industrial area of some 23,000 mq where, as well as Trèfle, an environmental installation by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (2006), and Jardin Mandala, a garden designed by Gilles Clément (2010), other relational and participatory artworks are taking shape time by time. Since 2011 through Urbess, urban beekeeping project in the installation La Folie du PAV by Emmanuel Louisgrand, and later with Focolare (Hearth), winner of the 2012 PAV Prize.
The Art Program, directed by Piero Gilardi, unfolds as Italian and international artists putting in place contemporary artworks and installations: permanent and temporary artworks, outdoors and in the indoor exhibition areas. The field of investigation is Living Art, part of the contemporary trends that together includes Bioart, Biotech Art, Transgenic Art and the so-called Ecological Art. These experimentations include organic and inorganic materials, where life – with bioethical reflections on the use of certain practices – may be also induced by biotechnological means.
Aerial view of PAV, Turin
Entrance of PAV, Turin