curated by Elise Lammer and Ludovica Parenti
The program has been suspended due to Covid-19 emergency
Since March 2020 we have been working on adapting the 5th edition of DAMA to a new social and cultural landscape. Having to sacrifice the physical presence of artists did not mean we would replace it with a virtual alternative, since focusing on live interactions and exchanges between the artists, viewers and the history of the city of Turin is our raison d’être.
Rather, in 2020 we decided that DAMA should focus solely on its Live Programme, dedicated to sound, video and performance art. This format, mostly financed by public and private sponsors, would have allowed us to directly support artists, while not forcing our partner galleries to take unnecessary risks.
Although the last Ministerial Decree has not forbidden the upcoming programme, which was due to inaugurate in the noble halls of Palazzo Chiablese, we believe that the latest guidelines and the uncertainty surrounding the evolution of the situation in the coming weeks do not allow us to operate with a serene conscience, forcing us to give up the more dynamic part of the program as a sign of our responsibility towards the artists and curators from abroad.
It is therefore with great sadness that we have decided to cancel the 5th edition of DAMA.
This said, we would like to thank our sponsors Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, all of the artists, Nina Emge, Agata Ingarden, Astrit Ismaili and Magdalena Mitterhofer, Beatrice Marchi, Rose and Mathilde, Georgia Sagri, Albert Serra, Martine Syms, Licit/Illicit, Sydney Shen as well as our partners, Palazzo Chiablese and those who have supported us right up to this point.
We look forward to welcoming you again in 2021 with an exciting program that we hope will reflect upon the challenges and lessons of 2020.
FILMS & SOUNDS
ROSE AND MATHILDE
NINA EMGE (with Yantan Ministry)
Do you feel alive? (2019)
presented by Piktogram, Warsaw
ASTRIT ISMAILI & MAGDALENA MITTERHOFER
Pink Muscle (2019)
Friday 6 November, h.16.00
Saturday 7 November, h.15.00 and h.19.00
LICIT ILLICIT BOOKSHOP
a selection of book titles and texts
a public program by Gianluigi Ricuperati
Salone degli Svizzeri
109 MILIARDI DI SAPIENS
with a sculpture table by NUCLEO
Thursday 5 November
ELISA SIGHICELLI – book presentation (Skira)
FABIO VITO LACERTOSA – MiniWagner (Parsifal 2021)
Friday 6 November
HANS ULRICH OBRIST reading Beckett on the phone with a mime performance
PIERGIORGIO ROBINO – digital masks for Castello di Rivoli
Saturday 7 November
Fashion Vision – talk with ANGELA MISSONI
FRANCO MARLETTA – Book of Heads – book presentation (Faust Books)
MAURIZIO CILLI – a single story
Sunday 8 November
Cos’è l’Arte – a lecture by CAROLYN CHRISTOV-BAKARGIEV