La residenza sabauda. La collezione
- Ida Gianelli
- 575 p.
This book present the permanent collection of Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. Organized in curatorial entries for every artist in the collection, the publication contains information and critical commentary about each work. Castello di Rivoli’s collectin documents crucial periods in the development of art in Italy and abroad, from the late 1960s to present. Established during the second half of the 1980s, the collection has expanded over time, thanks to the help from the artist themselves, the generous contribution of Fondazione CRT, Project for Modern and Contemporary Art and the support of the Piedmont Region. The Castello di Rivoli collection-based on a dialogue among artworks, artists and art moviments-does not delineate a comprehensive view of art that has been produced, but provides living and eloquent proof of the development of varius artistic languages and a important contribution for study of new expressive form.
The collection begins with Arte Povera artist and includes all the contemporary movements that developed complementary themes and investigations. It then continues with subsequent generations that promoted new languages and new esthetic reserch, from painting to sculpture, from photography to installation art,from film to video. Moving freely among the varius genres the collection permits the most complete possible critical interpretation of each artist, with the presentation of works belonging to different historical periods, selected for the purpose of revealing the salient phases of the artists’ creative history.
Cstello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the first Italian museum dedicated to contemporary art, opened in 1984, because of the will of Piedemont Region in an enchanting Savoy residence, restored by architect Andrea Bruno, who has respected the original design by Filippi Juvarra.