• Simon Dybbroe Møller, Inside the Wall, Inside of You, 2005, acrylic and cement. Installation view, Kunstmuseum Thun, 207. Photo: David Aebi.

    “2nd Turin Triennale”

    Various Venues
    Various Venues
    November 6, 2008–January 18, 2009

    Curated by Daniel Birnbaum

    Organized by the curator of next year’s Venice Biennale, the Second Turin Triennale consists of one large exhibition featuring the work of fifty young artists from around the world and two smaller solo shows dedicated to Paul Chan and Olafur Eliasson, respectively. Titled “50 Moons of Saturn” in reference not only to the number of artists at the Palazzina della Promotrice delle Belle Arti but also to the saturnine spirit that traditionally presides over artistic creation, the triennial’s “theme” is a rare departure from the usual emphasis on political and social engagement. Curator Daniel Birnbaum calls it “an exhibition about inspiration, assimilation, and rebellion,” which suggests that the triennial will investigate the existential dilemmas an artist faces in today’s world.

    Translated from Italian by Marguerite Shore.