Sunday, September 4, 2016

Artistic Expression - the city of Turin beckons!

TORINO 26-27-28 AUGUST 2016

The last weekend of August (26/27/28), from early afternoon to later night, the City of Turin presents the second edition of TODAYS, a festival dedicated to contemporary artistic expression, with particular attention to music and its different languages.

Two main stages, a few steps from each other. The green grass in sPAZIO211 hosts the live shows of international artists as M83, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, LOCAL NATIVES, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, GOAT, next to new interesting names of the national scene as a Pugile, Stearica, Giuda, Niagara, Iosonouncane, Motta, Victor Kwality. The internal square of the former INCET - National Electric Cable Industry Turin, object of an important urban renovation work, is the ideal post-industrial setting to show the passions and fears of our time, with live exhibitions of John Carpenter and Soulwax.

Todays festival explores and crosses the borders between different disciplines: the Contemporary Art Museum Ettore Fico hosts exclusive and site specific projects in which music becomes a sounding board of the different contamination with other arts, while the Art Gallery Gagliardi and Domke for three days becomes the headquarter of the educational section, To_Lab: an opportunity to meet opinion makers, artists, experimenters, producers, journalists, designers and to exchange experiences, discuss the issues related to music industry and technology.

Sunday, August 28, in the afternoon, the urban park Aurelio Peccei, realized and recognized as the first totally eco-friendly park in Italy, is the evocative setting for a special project with Elio Germano and Theo Theardo that links literature and music in a new version of Celine's masterpiece, Journey to the End of the Night.

TODAYS is a project of the City of Turin, realized by the Foundation for Culture Torino with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione Crt, Main Partner Suzuki, Partner Terna Official sponsor Heineken.

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