Italian art gallery becomes a COVID-19 vaccine centre

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art​ is turning into a vaccination centre in March, 2021.

Please see: – Article from The Globe and Mail – World by Eric Reguly – EUROPEAN BUREAU CHIEF – date JANUARY 23, 2021

The article above appealed to me because of the innovative use of the art museum gallery spaces for the important task of providing COVID-19 vaccinations. What’s not to like about that?

This sculpture installation is titled, “Amphora Basin, Vases” 1982, and is created by Italian artist, Ettore Spalletti. What spoke to me instantly was the feeling of the shapes in pastel shades within the space of this gallery. I love the reference to amphora, a vase used in antiquity to carry olive oil or wine. The vases I’ve seen in the wine producing Italian region of Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) have a pointed bottom and need a support to stand upright.

sculpture, Rivoli Museum, Turin, Italy
Sculpture installation title, “Anfora Bacile, 1, by Ettore Spalletti, at Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum, Turin, Italy in April 2017

This image was made during a working trip to Turin, Italy. The Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the best in Europe and a regular stop for us. In 1997, I began work on a print book, exhibition prints project and editorial photography based on the Piemonte region’s wine makers and vineyards. Famous grape varietals are Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto and Barbera. A taste of my work can be checked out at

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