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ongoing Translations of Eurasia

The show

The exhibition Trad u/i zioni d'Eurasia explores the concepts of translation, transposition and cultural interpretation, unfolding through a selection of objects from Western, Central and Eastern Asia which allow us to question phenomena such as material and immaterial circulation, the of transformation of meaning and use that occurred between Asia and Europe over two thousand years of history .

By investigating the migration of ideas, forms, techniques and symbols, in an open and inclusive dialogue, the exhibition aims to highlight the osmotic reciprocity between continents and seas , to create new narratives of visual and material culture that are timely and relative rather than universalizing and generic. .


The scientific approach also reflects the sensorial perception of materiality : on the way in which these objects were seen, perceived and desired for their visual allure and chromatic peculiarity – starting from gold and blue – or for the charm of their surfaces , given by reflective, shining or transparent qualities.

Far from aiming to achieve exhaustiveness, the exhibition presents a selection of artefacts that offer alternatives to the Eurocentric paradigm of artistic excellence , reaffirming the crucial role played by Central Asia in the creation and transmission of ideas on a global scale . Vital to this phenomenon of mutual contamination is the Mediterranean Sea , understood as an intermediate space, creator of borders but also a phenomenal catalyst of explorations and contacts : a liquid frontier where continents converge, artistic expressions and cultural phenomena are constantly reinvented.

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Via San Domenico, 9-11
10100 Turin

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