Palazzo Madama – Civic Museum of Ancient Art of Turin presents, from Thursday 26 October 2023 to Monday 10 June 2024, the Liberty exhibition. Torino Capitale, curated by Palazzo Madama and SIAT – Society of Engineers and Architects in Turin with the collaboration of MondoMostre.
With around a hundred works, the exhibition tells the fundamental role of Turin in the affirmation of Liberty, an art that in the Savoy capital becomes the fulcrum of a story that overwhelms every aspect of life and society, defining an architectural and artistic that from the suggestions of Turin will spread throughout the world.
This is a focal operation for Turin's entry into Brussels' RANN and its candidacy as a UNESCO World Heritage City for Art Nouveau.
An exciting and engaging installation that addresses every aspect of the artistic manifestations of Liberty in a completely original and unprecedented way, allowing the visitor to fully understand the mechanisms of architectural and aesthetic creation, being able for the first time to perceive the making of the works, be they architecture, interior design, paintings, sculptures, graphic or decorative works, everyday objects, literary texts, poetry or music, all works characterized by the very particular structural line of nature, eternal generator of forms.
In the forty years of the so-called Belle Époque, in the decades of boundless trust in progress, a world without borders finds its expression in an artistic-philosophical movement that with exquisite decorative elegance connects everything with sweet and sinuous lines that meet and intertwine harmoniously . It is the birth of a style that finds its capital in Turin and its sounding board in the Valentino Park, protagonist of the new values of the nation and of progress, the ideal setting for showcasing Italian production in the industrial, agricultural and artistic fields .
The exhibition at Palazzo Madama gives an account of this very fruitful European season in its overcoming of naturalism in the name of decorative symbolism with large sections structured around a key word: metamorphosis. The transition between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries can, in fact, be considered as a great process of aesthetic, social and geopolitical metamorphosis.