Gallerie d’Italia - Turin: a place of art and culture

The image accompanying the News on the Gallerie d'Italia in Turin which are in Palazzo Turinetti, the legal and historical headquarters of Intesa Sanpaolo in Piazza San Carlo, and which host the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive, portrays a rendering of the internal courtyard of the galleries, in which the arrangement of the panels on several floors is visible

Turin’s Gallerie d’Italia are in Palazzo Turinetti, Intesa Sanpaolo’s registered office and historical headquarters in Piazza San Carlo: they house the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive – with around 7 million shots taken between the nineteen thirties and nineties by one of the leading agencies of Italian photojournalism - and exhibit a selection of works from the Group’s collections, including the pictorial cycle of the ancient Oratory of the Compagnia di San Paolo owned by the Bank.

Turin’s Gallerie d’Italia offer an exhibition tour of 10,000 metres on five floors, three of which are underground: spaces in which photography and video art document and preserve images, events and reflections in order to promote the issues linked the evolution of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) sustainability.

One of the distinctive features of the Turin Gallerie is a multimedia room, a real jewel of technology and innovation, equipped with seventeen 4K projectors able to offer to visitors the feeling of literally being immersed in the images and the videos.

The architectural design of the new exhibition spaces of the Gallerie d’Italia in Turin, inaugurated in May 2022, is by Michele De Lucchi – AMDL Circle.

“From the war to the moon 1945-1969. Glimpses from the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive"
The image represents a scene with happy young women and men, sitting around a radio from which they listen to the news

The photographic exhibition on the post-war years to the economic boom, which focuses on a selection of around 80 historical images of the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive, relates through its photos the profound economic and social transformation that Italy underwent in that period. 

“The fragile wonder. A journey in changing nature”
The image represents the eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland

The exhibition of Pellegrin’s work displays distinguished photographic reportage on the issue of climate change and the relationship between humankind and nature. The images celebrate the disruptive force of the natural element and its “fragile wonder”, leading the observer to reflect on their place in the world and their relationship with the environment.