After-hours activities following a big dance event are rarely highbrow – but Torino‘s Kappa FuturFestival is set to change that. For this year’s event on 6-7 July organizers are offering a VIP tickets that allows you not only to see big-name DJs – including Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz and Richie Hawtin – in a former car-factory-turned-city park, but also to take private tours of Torino‘s art galleries and museums, so you can immerse yourself in works by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Ai Weiwei and Rosalba Carriera. Artworks have been paired with tracks by resident DJ/producer Francesco Pistoi: here’s our guide to what to check out.
SUPERFICIE BIANCA BY ENRICO CASTELLANI (2006) AT MAZZOLENI ART GALLERY
Castellani creates indentations on canvases by driving his nails into the back of them. Pistoi’s pick: Song of the Wood Nymphs by Charlotte de Witte (2018). In less than three minutes, the Belgian party starter offers a thoughtful cinematic side to her signature throbbing techno.
TRE AMICHE A PORTA PALAZZO BY BR1 (2018) ON VIA SANT‘AGOSTINO
BR1 explores culture clashes through graffiti (left). Pistoi’s pick: It’s Something We Can All Learn From by HAAi (2019). HAAi’s tunes draw inspiration from Thai and Turkish funk and Nigerian and Kenyan beats.
SCENES FROM THE PASSION OF CHRIST BY HANS MEMLING (1470) AT SABAUDA GALLERY
Memling painted contrasts with the resignation of someone who already knows his destiny. Pistoi’s pick: Fizheuer
Zieheuer by Ricardo Villalobos (2006). A 37-minute loop based on a sample from a Serbian folk song: it creates a sense of anxiety and surrender.