Le Bel Été at Noire Gallery / Turin

Le Bel Été at Noire Gallery 
curated by Domenico de Chirico

October 27 – 21 December, 2018

Kasper Bosmans 
Michal Budny 
Valentin Carron
Alexandre da Cunha
Kaye Donachie
Christian Holstad 
Sebastian Jefford
Piotr Łakomy
Angelika Loderer
Loup Sarion 
Astrid Svangren

Noire Gallery
Via Piossasco 29/b 
10152 Turin 

Photo Credit: Luisa Porta

Element by Noire Gallery inaugurates the new space with the collective exhibition entitled
“Le Bel Été” curated by Domenico de Chirico. The exhibition takes inspiration from the novel
by Cesare Pavese La bella estate, displaying works by Kasper Bosmans, Michal Budny,
Valentin Carron, Alexandre da Cunha, Kaye Donachie, Christian Holstad, Sebastian Jefford,
Piotr Łakomy, Angelika Loderer, Loup Sarion, Astrid Svangren. 

When thinking about the exhibition, Domenico de Chirico is guided by the work of Cesare
Pavese, one of the greatest Italian intellectuals of the twentieth century, particularly linked to
the Piedmontese and Turin areas. 

The protagonist of the novel is a young woman who comes into contact and remains
fascinated by the sparkling artistic world of the city. Her desire to explore and discover new
realities and her overwhelming passion – which will last only one summer’s time – affects de
Chirico, who presents the magic of youthful feelings, both intense and changeable, the hope
in future, the strength and the untiring dynamism typical of the young age. 

«Life was a perpetual holiday in those days. We had only to leave the house and step across
the street and we became quite mad. Everything was so wonderful, especially at night when
on our way back, dead tired, we still longed for something to happen, for a fire to break out,
for a baby to be born in the house or at least for a sudden coming of dawn that would bring
all the people out into the streets, and we might walk on and on as far as the meadows and
beyond the hills…»
from Cesare Pavese, The Beautiful Summer, Einaudi, I vol., 1962, pag. 187