What do the Magna Carta and five small, costly, enamelled brackets have to do with each other?

A Paris dealer wants €50,000 for them, deadline the end of 2024, and a crowd-funding appeal has been launched in Italy

The legacy banking foundation buying up works at Artissima for Turin’s major museums

Fondazione Arte CRT’s new chief wants to bring art to the masses via public art programmes

Egyptian Museum in Turin to undergo €23m renovation with two-storey ‘agora’ at its heart

The mission of the project, designed by OMA architects, is to make the museum more accessible to the public

More than 1,000 people help artist JR hold up giant images of refugee children for Turin performance

The vast works shown in Northern Italy were made last year at camps in locations including Greece and Rwanda

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Artissima fair in Turin returns with zero Covid restrictions and moderate sales

As with year's previous, work at lower price points does well at Italy's most cutting-edge commercial art event

Turin rooftop race track—featured in The Italian Job film—transformed into an art trail

Pinacoteca Agnelli art complex, housed in former Fiat factory, launches with Sylvie Fleury show and Picasso display

The princely archaeological collection reopens in Turin

Italian elegance has been applied to pieces collected over 400 years for the revamped archaeological gallery, which opened in the Palazzo Reale this month

New perspectives on an Old Master: Andrea Mantegna show to open in Turin

Exhibition at Palazzo Madama promises an impressive number of works—and a fresh view of the Renaissance master's legacy


Titan of Turin: Italy's greatest interior decorator receives definitive scholarly book

Bertrand de Royere provides a thorough examination of the life the 19th century decorator and furniture designer Pelagio Palagi


Artissima makes some noise with a new section for sound-based art

The Italian contemporary art fair is looking into cutting edge works this November

Turin’s Chapel of the Holy Shroud—almost entirely destroyed by fire—reopens after €30m restoration

State-of-the-art conservation project that took 21 years brings masterpiece of Baroque architecture back to its former glory

How two missing legs helped the restitution of an Italian secrétaire worth €2m

The Italian state has a permanent right to confiscate illegally exported work

Turin exhibition dwells on contemporary art's futile obsession with the new

OGR's first show remixes the city's collections from antiquity to present, reflecting on the over production of contemporary art and the fact nothing is new

Back to the future: Artissima to champion 80s art and new talent

New director Ilaria Bonacossa introduces a drawings section and plans to return Turin fair to its experimental roots

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Gian Enzo Sperone: 'The nature of the art market has changed for ever'

The Italian dealer and co-founder of Sperone Westwater spoke to us in 2011 about botany, the difference between European and US galleries and why the "big gallery" systems won't last

Anna Mariani talk links Bracelli with Dalí

A review of 17th century Genoese artist and the 20th century Surrealist

Jeffrey Deitch exhibition contemplates the human condition in Turin

The Castello di Rivoli again plays host to Deitch's explorations of contemporary art


Turin gets a private museum of decorative art

Pietro Accorsi's long wait to showcase his collection is over


Turin shows hidden talent at Castello di Rivoli as six top collectors go public this month

Italy's most discreet city has always favoured the avant-garde, now celebrated by this elegantly cerebral exhibition