The majestic Galleria Grande of the Reggia di Venaria, a grandiose Baroque complex on the outskirts of Turin declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, marries contemporary art by hosting La giostra di Nina, the monumental installation by the artist Valerio Berruti from next 30 October until as of January 31, 2021.
Valerio Berruti is known for his essential images inspired by the suspended world of childhood, the moment in life when everything has yet to happen. The artist uses different techniques: from fresco to sculpture through video animation made up of drawings joined in sequence.
Nina's carousel is a 7-meter diameter sculpture inspired by ancient carousels, which the artist personally shaped and on which children and adults will be invited to climb. Instead of the classic horses it is made up of birds, a symbol of everyday life and also of freedom, flanked by protagonists destined to take flight. Nina's carousel is the symbol of the homonymous film project by Valerio Berruti made up of about 3,000 drawings made by hand and joined in sequence to become frames of a video. The animated short, co-produced by Sky Arte with the soundtrack specially written by Ludovico Einaudi, was presented last year as an absolute preview at the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts on the occasion of the Rome Film Festival. Currently the short film, which will be visible at the Royal Palace together with the great sculpture, is participating in the main international film festivals with great success: from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival to the prestigious Tirana International Film Festival up to the victory, in the animated shorts category, of the first edition of the KINNO Film Festival in Moscow.