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Fondazione Arte CRT Contemporary Torino+Piemonte Artissima


A Collection of Words

In the spirit of ekphrasis, Roberto Longhi, and his "clear and appropriate words to establish and represent the particular formal structure of the work", as part of this year's Giorno per Giorno, we are launching a new initiative that will soon reach other art institutions and museums in Italy and around the world. We are asking authors and poets to describe the works, without rushing to interpret them; simply to describe them, as if images no longer existed. In this way, a parallel museum will gradually emerge alongside every actual museum, a collection of "clear and appropriate" words capable of renewing the centuries-old link between text and image - an unstable equation, a production of meaning, the act of curating reduced to its essence: what am I looking at?