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20 Sep – 24 Oct 2011
Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, It

Galleria Franco Noero is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of the designer Martino Gamper in Torino. Condominium is a unique project expressly conceived for the galleryʼs peculiar spaces and underlines its commitment towards contemporary creative research, overcoming the boundaries between different artistic disciplines.

One of the most unusual constructions in Turin, the "slice of polenta" is the result of a series of coincidences. A 37m space occupied by a wedge shaped three storey building, bought in 1859 by Francesca Scaccabarozzi, wife of the architect Alessandro Antonelli (1798-1888). In 1881, the architect added two floors and an attic, raising the total height to 27m, identical to the length. The façade of the building is only 5m wide, while the thin end of the wedge is a mere 70cm. It now houses the Franco Noero Gallery

Gamper tackles the unusual building approaching it in a unique and personal way, conceiving the rooms at the various levels as individual homes owned by as many occupants, a real 'condominium', in which the objects are displayed in the spaces as they were portions of houses, in order to create a total living space. The designer moved to Torino for a month to work on found pieces of furniture (cupboards, tables, nightables, chairs, lamps) which make reference to the middle class style interiors from the Fifties to the Seventies. Gamper builds unique pieces by hybridating the found pieces of furniture, cutting and assembling their parts in new forms, repositioning part of their creative and material history in a project fully orchestrated by him. Taken from the press release.