Faust Fest from November 1st to 4th at Faust in Via della Rocca is the brainchild of and curated by Gianluigi Ricuperati, offering an incredibly rich programme, which wouldn’t look out of place in a large museum in London or New York, radiating from a small nocturnal bookshop in Via Della Rocca and occupying thought into the beyond.
Ricuperati and his team (co-curators Giulia Nomis and Maurizio Cilli) have brought together some of the most fundamental names in the contemporary world of research, alongside curators and critics such as Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Donatien Grau, architects such as Italo Rota, designers such as Patricia Urquiola, philosophers such as Gianni Vattimo and Leonardo Caffo, writers such as Heidi Julavits, founder of The Believer (one of the most important literary magazines in the last twenty years) plus a series of special exhibitions by Cerith Wyn Evans, Stefano Graziani (back from a solo show at the Prada foundation), and an overview of the Turinese art fairs with Olga Gambari, Bruno Barsanti and Giorgio Galotti; in addition to interventions by outstanding interdisciplinary thinkers such as Maurizio Cilli, the Tate Gallery graphic designer, Zak Kyes, and English artist Dean Kenning, one of the most original voices on the British art scene.
November 1 – 4, 2018, Turin
Cerith Wyn Evans, Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, in collaboration with Guido Costa Art Projects – “Dream Machine/ Soft Machine”: A recreation of Brion Gysin’s and Ian Sommerville’s dreamachine, produced by Mike Smith studio. A cylindrical light-shades spinning on wooden platforms at 75 rpm. When looked at with closed eyes, the rotating, flickering light is meant to provoke an altered state of consciousness.
Stefano Graziani – “Carnac Ou Les Alignements”: The mysterious side of Carnac Stones are their alinements. Probably, they were used as tools for time observation and investigation: the long time we need to locate ourselves in the universe.
Gianluigi Ricuperati + Patricia Urquiola – “Proust Marbles”: Our words, My Heart, brief as marble sheets. A Proust memorial designed by Patricia Urquiola, produced by Henraux, the industry leader of marble processing.
Italo Rota – “Bearing Strangers”: How a rare shells collection can relate to Edgar Allan Poe’s only best seller, in a unique display provided by Ciam.
Dean Kenning – “Meltdown Economics”: Watch them melt! Screening of the video produced in response to the 80’s melt movie Street Trash.
Sergio Roni – “Untitled Line Up”
AA VV – “Universal Income for Readers”
Books as living exhibitions:
Giorgio Griffa on 1967 first edition of Guy Debord’s “La Societé du Spectacle”
Nucleo – Boolean Postcard on 2017 rare edition of Anne Imhof’s “Faust”
Thursday, November 1st
19.30 – Stefano Graziani Cranach, Carnac, Karnak or a Whale. Changing consonant makes you discover new alignments.
20.00 – Leonardo Caffo Las Vegan: Art in Vegan Land
20.30 – Dean Kenning Life on Marx?
22:00 – Maurizio Cilli The New World and other stories: an enigmatic sculpture and his unavenged author
Friday, November 2nd
17.30 – Cleo Fariselli Art, stories, performance
18.00 – Gianni Vattimo interviewed by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
19.00 – Donatien Grau A contemporary editing of Musée D’Orsay
20.00 – Italo Rota On Shells Architecture: how a rare shells collection is related to Edgar Allan Poe’s only best seller
21.00 – Giorgio Galotti Writing new Fair tales with Fabio Vito Lacertosa
22.00 – Zak Kyes Designing for museums
Saturday, November 3rd
18.00 – Heidi Julavits On magazines and Believers
19.00 – Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on Theodor W. Adorno’ s Minima Moralia
20.00 – Luigi Serafini Codex Ever
21.00 – Europa Now! Manifesto for a new European Patriotism
22.30 – Olga Gambari Writing new Fair tales with Fabio Vito Lacertosa
Sunday, November 4th
17.00 – Patricia Urquiola Proust Design: turning memories into marble rivers
18.00 – Bruno Barsanti Writing new Fair tales. A cura di Fabio Vito Lacertosa
19.00 – Stefania Fersini Book launch: Inner Shelf
20.00 – Emiliano Ponzi Virtual Reality Drawings
21.00 – Marathon from Torino to Matera 2019 How culture changes the destiny of places
22.00 Alessandro Calabrese The Re-assembling Faust performance; Via della Rocca becomes Via Saterna from “Poema a fumetti” by Dino Buzzati