This former rail repair workshop plays host to the most creative and experimental ideas from Italy and the world’s musical, artistic and cultural scene
The new OGR plays host to the most creative and experimental ideas from Italian and international showbiz and cultural scene
This is one of the landmark spaces of the new spirit of Turin devoted to contemporary art. Spread over a surface area of 35,000 square meters, the OGR– Officine Grandi Riparazioni is an imposing late 19th century industrial complex that was recently transformed into a multi-functional space dedicated to culture and creativity. Following a two- day celebration at the end of September marking its first anniversary, the OGR has resumed its activities with an action-packed events calendar. This month, on the occasion of Artissima, the city’s premiere contemporary art fair (from 2- 4 November), the Officine Grandi Riparazioni will host the first major solo exhibition by British artist Mike Nelson. Known for his atmospheric, immersive work, Nelson will transform Binario 1 (Platform 1) with a majestic, site-specific installation (until 3 February 2019). The hub’s concert program for November includes sounds from around the world, plus the best in jazz and electronic experimentation. Highlights include performances by Jason Moran (Wednesday 7 November) and Chick Corea (Friday 9 November). On 24 November, the OGR SoundSystem will transform the stage of the Sala Fucine into a platform for audiovisual experimentation, featuring a rotating line-up of performers, including pop artists, experimental musicians and DJs. In addition to serving as a hub for performing arts, visitors to OGR can admire installations by William Kentridge (until 30 December 2019), listen to a concert or purchase a book. It’s also where you can eat at any time of day or night, at the Snodo restaurant. Located just four minutes from the Porta Susa railway station, it’s definitely worth a visit!
>> OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni Corso Castelfidardo, 22. www.ogrtorino.it