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The Regenerators
The Regenerators
In association with Irene Pittatore

Which kind of artworks do the inhabitants/institutions/artists want/need/expect for the neighborhood of Porta Palazzo in Turin? The project ‘The Regenerators’ deals with questions about the role of the artists — and art in general — in processes of gentrification in city neighborhoods; more specific the neighborhood of Porta Palazzo in Turin. The first action of the project resulted in a public intervention: a round table in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica, where a debate about art and urban requalification strategies on the district took place. The square, which is center of many business activities, takes back its role of place for the cultural debate, as the ancient agorà. Both artists, coordinating the round table, had invited a series of experts on the topic. A cultural mediator invited the public to participate to the talk by handing out (free) admission tickets and explain the work. Ironically the round table, enclosed by a frame, was drown on the floor with a caption.

The project was realized during the artist residence viadellafucina, Kaninchenhaus in Turin. It was shown in a first phase during the exhibition “Arte al Centro” in Cittadellarte — Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy) October 2012 and in its final phase during the exhibition “Viadellafucina Anno 1” in K-Hole (Turin, Italy) November 2012.

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The Regenerators, Irene Pittatore, Annelies Vaneycken, Porta Palazzo The Regenerators, Irene Pittatore, Annelies Vaneycken, Porta Palazzo The Regenerators - Action N° 1
Round table about art and urban requalification strategies in the neighborhood of Porta Palazzo in Turin
(Torino, 24.10.10.2012) — Photo credits: Pino Chiezzi



The Regenerators, Irene Pittatore, Annelies Vaneycken, Porta Palazzo The Regenerators - Action N° 1
Round table about art and urban requalification strategies in the neighborhood of Porta Palazzo in Turin
(Torino, 24.10.10.2012) — Photo credits: Alessandro De Michieli



The Regenerators, Irene Pittatore, Annelies Vaneycken, Porta Palazzo The Regenerators - preprarations for Action N° 1,
(Torino, 2012) — Photo credits: Alessandro De Michieli