Article Number: 1302
Magazine, German, Staple Binding, 2009, Motto

I Giovani Che visitano le nostre rovine....

The young people visiting our ruins...
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I giovani che visitano le nostre rovine non vi vedono che uno stile / The young people visiting our ruins see nothing but a style kuratiert von FormContent

The GAM- Turin Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art has invited FormContent, a group of young curators formed by Francesco Pedraglio, Caterina Riva and Pieternel Vermoortel, to plan its upcoming exhibition and to apply their distinctive and independent curatorial practice to a more institutional space than the one they usually move to. In fact, throughout the years, the FormContent curators have developed a personal working method, which particularly distinguishes them from the more classic exhibition practice that is commonly used by big institutions like our museum. They have introduced an exhibition concept where curators, artists, exhibition spaces and the artworks are in constant dialogue. The result of such approach is an engaging set-up offering a significant insight of what the new GAM exhibition season will be like.

The exhibition is entitled after Jean Cocteau's observation: "From 1917, when he was fourteen, Raymond Radiguet taught me to distrust the new if it had a new look, to run counter to the fashions of the avant-garde. this puts one in an awkward position. One shocks the right. One shocks the left. But, at a distance, all these contradictions come together under one label. Clever the one that can sort this out. The young people visiting our ruins see nothing but a style. The age called 'heroic' displays nothing but its daring. (...) This phenomenon of perspective does not concern youth. Youth can only assert itself through the conviction that its ventures surpass all other and resemble nothing."