OGR, a brand-new 20,000 square meter Innovation Hub + Arts Center will be opening in Turin on September 30th, 2017. OGR is a project aimed at regenerating and reopening Turin’s Officine Grandi Riparazioni, a site built between 1885 and 1895 once dedicated to the maintenance of railway vehicles and now committed to the promotion of culture and technological innovation in the fields of visual and performing arts.
3 November 2017 – 14 January 2018
Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin
The wide-ranging survey exhibition Like a Moth to a Flame, curated by Tom Eccles and Mark Rappolt with Liam Gillick, will officially inaugurate the Visual Arts Program at the renovated OGR in Turin—a 20,000 square-meter arts and innovation center opening in the fall of 2017.
The exhibition, with more than 50 major artworks and hundreds of individual objects from the collections of Turin, demonstrates the importance of private passions and individual obsessions which, over time, find their way into the civic realm and the public cultural life of the city.
Following Like a Moth to a Flame, in 2018 OGR Torino will present a series of site-specific solo exhibitions by internationally renowned artists including Tino Sehgal (curated by Luca Cerizza), Susan Hiller (curated by Barbara Casavecchia), and Mike Nelson. OGR will also host a series of Performing Arts events including music shows by electronic music pioneers such as Giorgio Moroder (in September 2017) and Kraftwerk (in November 2017). The Performing and Visual Arts Programs are run by curator and contemporary art critic Nicola Ricciardi, who was appointed Artistic Director in May 2016 by OGR’s Managing Director Massimo Lapucci.