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The show

 the Pinacoteca Albertina proposes from 7 July to 18 September 2022 "faces in the face" , an exhibition / workshop to explore the theme of the face of Christ in art. Treasures usually inaccessible to the public await you, in a path on the history of art and spirituality. The exhibition is sponsored by the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin.

Minute Renaissance and Caravaggesque paintings, precious Gaudenzian drawings usually not exposed to the public and fascinating multimedia installations are the ingredients of the "Faces in the Face" project which is not just an exhibition, but aims to welcome the public in the dimension of a laboratory. artistic. Thanks to the fundamental support of the Carlo Acutis Foundation and the Council for the Enhancement of Artistic and Cultural Heritage of Turin, it was in fact possible to involve the best students and the best students of the Academy in the creation of paintings that have taken shape for this project, in installations immersive scenography and other enhancement activities that the public will be able to discover next to the collections of the Pinacoteca.

The Carlo Acutis Foundation was born from reflections on the role and economic and social responsibility of an entrepreneurial family and from the life witness of Blessed Carlo Acutis. The creation of value must be accompanied by ethical growth and attention to the needs and dignity of people. The Carlo Acutis Foundation has the mission of promoting the development and coordination of public utility initiatives. The goal is to restore dignity and hope to people in difficulty, to take care of the territory by means of social support projects, to support culture, with particular interest in those activities focused on historical, artistic and scientific research assets that marry with a social purpose. The Foundation's desire is to make every life worthwhile, especially that of young people. The Foundation, on the occasion of the European meeting of the Taizé Community, in Turin from 7 to 10 July 2022 , wants to offer young people from countries of the entire continent the experience of faces in the face, an artistic journey focused on the Holy Face, which in addition, the availability of educational workshops conducted by the Academy. The story of the exhibition on the history of art compares with the image of the Shroud which, kept in Turin, has greatly inspired the iconography of the face of Christ over the centuries. The image of a man whose cause of death by crucifixion can be identified is visible on the Shroud cloth. For this reason the Shroud has also inspired and continues to inspire Christian art and represents an interesting point of comparison with the works of the exhibition.

Timetable and tickets


Via Accademia Albertina, 8,
10123 Turin


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