Nucleo – Grafts | Innesti

Torino - 31/10/2018 : 07/11/2018

Nucleo presenta una nuova serie: Innesti. In varie fasi di lavorazione, diversi pezzi della produzione di Nucleo vengono offerti ad altri artisti torinesi, come materia per la creazione di una nuova opera.


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Nucleo presents a new series of artworks: Grafts. At different stages of making, several pieces of Nucleo’s production are given to other Turin based artists as materials to create a new work. The grafting is an hybridization process that is made possible by the affinity of tissues and not by sexual reproduction. The two centres that contain the genetic material are not joined, but two ends are rooted one in the other

The two pieces do not merge only into a new individual by means of the formation of a callus, but they also transform what more than anything else identifies the life of the plant: the fruit.

Nucleo presenta una nuova serie: Innesti. In varie fasi di lavorazione, diversi pezzi della produzione di Nucleo vengono offerti ad altri artisti torinesi, come materia per la creazione di una nuova opera. L’innesto è un procedimento d'ibridazione che è reso possibile dall’affinità dei tessuti e non dalla riproduzione sessuale. Non si uniscono i due centri contenenti il materiale genetico, ma due estremità si radicano l’una nell’altra, non solo fondendosi in un nuovo individuo attraverso la formazione un callo, ma cambiando anche ciò che identifica la vita della pianta più di ogni altra cosa: il frutto.
Nucleo is a studio collective of artists and designers based in Turin, founded and directed from 1997 by Piergiorgio Robino, guest professor at the Politecnico of Turin, at Domus Academy of Milan and Bezalel Academy of Jerusalem. Nucleo is an atelier composed by a dozen of artists, designers and artisans chosen to give projects an artisanal form. The artworks, made by resin, wood and metal, have as a common ground a history conceived in its complete form of past, present and future, that is then manipulated and folded in accordance with creation, investigating Mankind through Time.

Curator – Clara Madaro (1989) lives and works in Turin. She curated public programmes and exhibitions to Barriera (Turin), Pav, (Turin), VIAFARINI (Milan), Progetto Diogene (Turin), Edicola Radetzki (Milan). Tutor of the interdisciplinary course “Philosophy for artistic practices” to the "master|advanced training in contemporary imagery" (Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, Modena). Resident curator to Artport (Tel Aviv) and Villa Empain|Foundation Boghossian (Bruxelles). Ph. D. in “Philosophy of mind, language and cognition” at the Northwestern Ph.D consortium, she wrote a thesis on the social ontology of the artistic institutions. She works on Barriera public program with Sergey Kantsedal, Giulia De Giorgi and Maria Elena Marchetti (since 2016, Turin). She writes essays for many catalogues and magazines.

Cleo Fariselli born in Cesenatico in 1982 from a family of musicians, she began to study theatre, and then graduated in 2007 at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. She completed his education with workshops held by Jummie Durham (Ratti Foundation, Como), Rirkrit Tiravanija (Domus Academy, Venice), Liliana Moro and The Otolith Group (Spinola Banna Foundation, Turin). She lives and works between Milan and Turin. She is an artist at the Dena Foundation in Paris (2009) and "Bar Project" in Barcelona (2013). Finalist of "Museion Prize", Museion, Bolzano; "Women to Watch" Nmwa, Washington; "5x5 Castellò Award", EACC, Castellò; "Ariane de Rothchild Prize", Royal Palace, Milan.
Hilario Isola born in Turin in 1976. He began his education with studies in art history and museology, earning a degree in both disciplines. His theoretical interests range in numerous fields, in which the artist always tries to link historical-artistic themes with questions concerning architecture and the natural environment. He lives and works in Turin.
Edoardo Piermattei born in Turin in 1992 where he currently lives and works. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. He has partecipated in several group shows, including "Codice Italia Academy", Palazzo Grimani in Venice in 2015 and "HXBXP, Le accademie in mostra", "Exhibition of Italian academies" at L'aquila in 2016. Piermattei held "Personali" al the Vihena Palace in Malta in 2015, at the Buonasera space in 2016 in Turin and "Art Basel" in Hong Kong in 2017.

Alessandro Sciaraffa born in Turin in 1976 where he currently lives and works. He graduated in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin, studied at the Spinola Banna Foundation and graduated in the "Designing The Exibition" course at the Domus Academy in Milan. Winner of national and international awards, he has exhibited in Turin at the Fondazione Merz, at modern and contemporary art gallery and at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

La notte delle Arti 2018 @Innesti | Graft

Nucleo Warehouse
Corso Vercelli N.5/E, Torino
3rd November 2018
from 6 to 10 pm

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Nucleo is a collective of artists and designers directed by Piergiorgio Robino based in Torino, Italy. Active in contemporary art, design and architectural fields.

Nucleo’s designs have been exhibited worldwide: in Netherlands (The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2017), Switzerland (Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève, 2016), Italy (Triennale Design Museum, Milano, 2014; Mart, Museum of modern and contemporary arts. Rovereto, 2013; Fondazione Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2009), Brazil (Museu Nacional do Conjunto Cultural da República, Brasília, 2008), Germany (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 2005), Spain (Marco Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, 2005 ), France (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 2004), and the United States (Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh 2004; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2004; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2003) and exhibiting in leading Fairs specializing in art and design.

Nucleo is: Piergiorgio Robino, Stefania Fersini, Alice Carlotta Occleppo, Alexandra Denton