ELENA MAZZI | A House, Halfaway

16 May - 1 October 2017 | Turin


Artists: Afterall, Elisabetta Benassi, Francesco Bertelé, Ludovica Carbotta, Paolo Chiasera, Gandolfo Gabriele David, Nicolò Degiorgis, Francesca Grilli, Elena Mazzi and Rosario Sorbello, Stefan Milosavljeic, Carmelo Nicotra

The exhibition presents eleven emerging and established Italian artists, whose contributions include new commissions and existing works that are in dialogue with the concept of a halfway house. This is a term that refers to the shelters used for recent prisoners reintegrating into society, a stopping point for travellers along their journeys, or a compromise between two opposing points of view.

The halfway house generates a hiatus where life is put on hold but decisions must be taken, everyday tasks accomplished, relationships sustained and physical problems nursed. As a curatorial framework, the halfway house becomes a place to engage with the different motivations for travel that continue to define Italy as a site of passage. The exhibition will therefore be a moment to explore artistic practices that present affective, intellectual, social, cultural and economic reflections on these parallel histories of transit, and the liminal suspension that they create.

A house, halfway is curated by Andrew de Brún, Inês Geraldes Cardoso, Kateryna Filyuk, participants in the 2017 edition of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Young Curators’ Residency Programme, coordinated by Lorenzo Balbi.

The Young Curators’ Residency Programme aims to develop young curators’ intellectual and professional capabilities and to promote Italian contemporary art worldwide. Every year three young foreign curators are invited to Italy for a four-month residency that culminates with an exhibition at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin.