THE DRAFTSMEN’S CONGRESS – TURIN
8 October – 8 November 2015
The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli presents the Draftsmen’s Congress, created by Polish artist Paweł Althamer.
The project, organised by NERO and carried out in collaboration with the Swiss Institute in Rome, will be held in Turin from 8th October to 7th November in Toolbox Coworking.
The Draftsmen’s Congress is a place open to everyone, where people are invited to draw freely on the walls, using paint, charcoal, collage or employing other techniques and materials. The project promotes a dialogue made of images instead of words: an environment where everybody is encouraged to interact in a free way and answer imaginatively through drawing. They may be polite or politically incorrect, frustrated or outraged; they can intervene on drawings by others in a true encounter and clash of images. Images they love, they hate, opinions they share or claims they stake.
In Turin the Draftsmen’s Congress will take place at Toolbox, a space devoted to co-working, obtained from two former industrial buildings behind Porta Nuova Train Station, a place where one can exchange job opportunities, competences and services, where self-employment is redesigned in a social way, focusing on relational skills and shared knowledge.
Toolbox walls are the space where participants will be able to express themselves freely: 700 sq. m. where artists, illustrators, street artists, architects, designers, musicians, craftsmen, self-employed, unemployed, pensioners, students will be able to draw, openly exchanging views on sharing and creation, on authority and the hierarchies defining competences and any kind of qualification in professions.
Produced by the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in collaboration with the ISR
Organised by NERO
via Egeo 8, 10134 Turin.
Opening hours: Wednesday -Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Saturday and Sunday 11:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday 8 October 2015
Saturday 7 November 2015