OGR’s Big Bang: a free two-week celebration between 30 September and 14 October
Saturday 30 September will see the beginning of the Big Bang, a two-week celebration running until Saturday 14 October during which anyone will be able to visit the OGR free of charge to enjoy unique concerts, exhibitions and workshops where the stars of the show will be children, as well as the artists themselves.
The opening day, which will run continuously into the early hours, will feature a series of concerts devised especially for the OGR. Artists from Italy and around the world will grace the stage, with a special show streamed online for a community of 150 million people. The images and sounds of this series of exclusive events will then be broadcast again during the two-week extravaganza, using digital infrastructure specifically designed to complement the OGR’s original industrial architecture.
The installation devised by Patrick Tuttofuoco, one of the most well-respected Italian artists of his generation, combines a traditional exhibition with social media. Working with children from CasaOZ, Tuttofuoco will create a futuristic 2,500m2 landscape that can be freely explored by visitors. Inspired by works in the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT collection, the installation will feature – during the two-week launch party – initiatives and workshops open to all local children and run by Zonarte, the network supported and sponsored by the foundation that brings together the education departments of Piedmont’s leading contemporary art institutions (Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, GAM-Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Merz and PAV-Parco Arte Vivente).