OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni is ready for the “Big Bang”, the great opening celebration, free to all and lasting two weeks - from 30 September to 14 October.
The great industrial building - a space that has been renewed and restored thanks to the commitment and funding of Fondazione CRT - is ready to welcome new performers and audiences with a series of national exclusives and ad hoc projects by 10 international artists.
Giorgio Moroder, Elisa, Ghali, Omar Souleyman, Chemical Brothers, and super group Atomic Bomb! (joined for the occasion by Samuel) are just some of the artists who will take the stage at the new “Sala Fucine”, a vast hall of over 3,000m2 which, for three consecutive Saturdays on 30th September and 7th and 14th October, will host the first events scheduled by the OGR’s Performing Arts division.
All the concerts will be free, subject to availability: a tribute to the city and its visitors, as well as the chance to promote the values of sharing and inclusivity that underpin the project.
The first tickets will be available online at ogrtorino.it from midday, Friday 30th June; further tickets will be released on surprise dates to be revealed through the official OGR newsletter: sign-up details can be found on the website.
Taking centre stage alongside music will be contemporary art, with three site-specific projects created by three great names of the visual arts: in fact, from 30th September, the courtyard at the entrance to the OGR will provide the setting for an installation created by South African artist William Kentridge, who will once again interact with Italy’s public spaces following his depiction of an enormous procession along the edge of the Tiber in Rome in 2016.
Inside the buildings, meanwhile, two spaces will be created that will interact with the architecture and offer visitors a unique immersive experience: the “Sala Fucine” will host “At the Edge of Chaos”, a large-scale kinetic installation created by London-based artistic collective United Visual Artists (UVA) that will use sound, light and movement to interact with the public both as individuals and as a group; in the second space, OGR’s 2,700m2 exhibition area, Patrick Tuttofuoco, one of the most respected Italian artists of his generation, will present “Tutto Infinito”, a futuristic landscape of red earth with fascinating totem-like sculptures designed and created in collaboration with the young guests of CasaOz, which visitors are free to explore."
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