Heart of Darkness Castello di Rivoli@OGR.1 Can Art Prevent Mistakes?

An exhibition curated by Marcella Beccaria, Chief Curator and Curator of Collections, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

BINARIO 2

1 February – 19 May 2019

OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni

Corso Castelfidardo 22, Turin

www.ogrtorino.it

 

From 1 February to 19 May 2019, the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni of Turin in collaboration withCastello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea will present Heart of Darkness. Can Art Prevent Mistakes? An exhibition at Binario 2 inside the OGR Torino, curated by Marcella Beccaria, Chief Curator and Curator of Collections, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, with the support of Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT. Citing Joseph Conrad’s famous novel Heart of Darkness, 1899, this group exhibition investigates irrational aspects of the contemporary, where wars, imperialism, religious fanaticism, terrorism, racism, inequality, exploitation of natural resources, and some aspects of technology and Artificial Intelligence used irresponsibly seem to grow exponentially. Originally from Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico and the United States, and active in many parts of the world, the artists selected offer multiple points of view on the complexity of the world in which we live, with works that question the dark sides of the present, analyzing them through past references or anticipating possible future scenarios. “With references ranging from the fall of the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century BC to the androids that may one day share the Earth with human beings, this exhibition investigates our contemporary world by exploring some of its dark and irrational aspects,” Marcella Beccaria says. “The selected works suggest different forms of critical awareness that do not overlook the ability to open spaces of poetic resistance, responding to the violence of the present with unstoppable creative force.”

Selected for OGR’s exhibition spaces, the artworks by Allora & Calzadilla, Maria Thereza Alves,Maurizio Cattelan, Roberto Cuoghi, Bracha L. Ettinger, Massimo Grimaldi, Mona Hatoum, Goshka Macuga, Teresa Margolles, Pedro Neves Marques and Wael Shawky express a vital creativity that embraces multiple languages and techniques, including performance, sculpture, photography, painting, film, multimedia and sound installations. Heart of Darkness presents a selected nucleus of thirteen important artworks from the Collections of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, mostly chosen from those acquired by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT for the Museum. In the context of a synergistic vision, since 2000, Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT has developed an acquisition project for Turin and Piedmont that integrates the permanent collections of the Castello di Rivoli and the GAM-Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and that today counts more than 840 works by Italian and international artists hosted in the two institutions.

This exhibition represents a further chapter in the synergy between OGR Torino and Castello di Rivoli, which began on the occasion of the opening of the OGR Torino with the commissioning of the public and site-specific installation Procession of Reparationists, 2017, by William Kentridge, installed in the Corte Est Commissions and entirely supported by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT.

CINEMA AL CASTELLO. Il Cinema e il mondo dell’arte

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Domenica 10 febbraio, ore 17, Francofonia – Il Louvre sotto occupazione, di Aleksandr Sokurov, 2015 (in lingua italiana)

Storia e finzione si intrecciano per interrogarsi sul valore dell’arte e sulla responsabilità di ciascuno nei confronti della sua sopravvivenza. Sokurov apre al pubblico le porte del Louvre, svelando il dietro le quinte di un incontro che si svolse nel 1943 durante il quale due uomini, il conte Franziskus Wolff-Metternich, capo dell’amministrazione nazista, e il direttore del museo Jacques Jaujard, decisero le sorti dell’arte. Mentre i due discutono del destino dei tesori del Louvre, nelle sale del Museo appaiono Marianne, simbolo della Francia e Napoleone che ammira perplesso le opere che lo celebrano.

 

Domenica 3 marzo, ore 17, I colori della passione, di Lech Majewski, 2012 (in lingua italiana)

Il regista Lech Majewski configura il mondo visionario e senza regole del pittore Pieter Bruegel, uno fra i più noti e importanti nomi della scena artistica fiamminga del sedicesimo secolo, una personalità interessante che ha saputo dare forma al proprio pensiero filosofico attraverso la potenza brulicante, vivissima e al contempo algida delle sue opere: un grande storyteller.

 

Biglietti in vendita presso la Biglietteria del museo (ingresso Manica Lunga)

Biglietto 6,50 euro; ingresso omaggio per i possessori di Torino Piemonte Card, Abbonamento Torino Musei, giornalisti, ragazzi sotto gli 11 anni.

 

In collaborazione con Distretto Cinema.

Si ringrazia Aiace per la collaborazione

 

Cinema al Castello – Il Cinema e il mondo dell’arte

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Il programma:

Domenica 13 gennaio, ore 17, The Square, di Ruben Östlund, 2017

Il film provocazione sull’arte contemporanea. Per apprezzare The Square, il trucco è proprio quello di guardare allo schermo come faremmo con un’installazione d’arte. Sono più importanti i significati che vi leggiamo dentro, che quelli oggettivamente esposti dall’opera. In fin dei conti è pur sempre un film sull’arte.

Domenica 27 gennaio, ore 17, Manifesto, di Julian Rosefeldt, 2017

Cate Blanchett interpreta, in 94 minuti, tredici personaggi differenti per aspetto, atteggiamento, estrazione sociale e accento. Ognuna di queste donne non recita, ma sente e vive un diverso manifesto del ‘900. Oltre al Dada, quindi, il Surrealismo, l’Arte Concettuale, Fluxus, l’Arte Pop, e perfino il Manifesto Comunista e il Dogma 95 di Lars Von Trier.

Domenica 3 febbraio, ore 17, Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, di Maura Axelrod, 2017

Torno subito (Be Right Back) “è il titolo migliore per definire Maurizio Cattelan e il suo stile”, così ha raccontato Maura Axelrod, la regista del docufilm dedicato all’artista Maurizio Cattelan uscito nelle sale cinematografiche italiane in due serate-evento lo scorso maggio. Be Right Back è anche il titolo di uno dei primi lavori di Cattelan, del 1989, quando per la sua prima personale alla Galleria Neon di Bologna era così terrorizzato dal fallimento che, incapace di trovare un’idea vincente, aveva deciso di chiudere la porta della galleria e affiggere il cartello “Torno subito”. Sembrò (e fu) una trovata geniale, una delle prime e delle tante. Fu un successo.

Domenica 10 febbraio, ore 17, Francofonia – Il Louvre sotto occupazione, di Aleksandr Sokurov, 2015

Storia e finzione si intrecciano per interrogarsi sul valore dell’arte e sulla responsabilità di ciascuno nei confronti della sua sopravvivenza. Sokurov apre al pubblico le porte del Louvre, svelando il dietro le quinte di un incontro che si svolse nel 1943 durante il quale due uomini, il conte Franziskus Wolff-Metternich, capo dell’amministrazione nazista, e il direttore del museo Jacques Jaujard, decisero le sorti dell’arte. Mentre i due discutono del destino dei tesori del Louvre, nelle sale del Museo appaiono Marianne, simbolo della Francia e Napoleone che ammira perplesso le opere che lo celebrano.

Domenica 3 marzo, ore 17, I colori della passione, di Lech Majewski, 2012

Il regista Lech Majewski configura il mondo visionario e senza regole del pittore Pieter Bruegel, uno fra i più noti e importanti nomi della scena artistica fiamminga del sedicesimo secolo, una personalità interessante che ha saputo dare forma al proprio pensiero filosofico attraverso la potenza brulicante, vivissima e al contempo algida delle sue opere: un grande storyteller.

 

Biglietti in vendita presso la Biglietteria del museo (ingresso Manica Lunga)

Biglietto 6,50 euro; ingresso omaggio per i possessori di Torino Piemonte Card, Abbonamento Torino Musei, giornalisti, ragazzi sotto gli 11 anni.

 

Si ringrazia Aiace per la collaborazione

Christmas at the Castello

During the Christmas Festivities the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea will be observe the following opening hours :

CLOSED on 24, 25, 31 December & 1 January

Wednesday 26 December  : 10 am – 7 pm

 27 and 28 December : 10 am – 5 pm

 29  and  30 December : 10 am – 7 pm

 From 2 to  4 : 10 am – 5 p

 5  and Sunday 6 January  : 10 am – 7 pm

Marinella Senatore will exhibit at Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town in 2019 thanks to Italian Council

Image: Marinella Senatore, Palermo Procession, 2018.
Courtesy the artist

The exhibition The School of Narrative Dance / Cape Towninvestigates modes of collective creativity through the use of body, dance and singing as expressions of freedom and forms of resistance. The project, curated by Marcella Beccaria with the curators of Iziko, is realized in collaboration with our museum and is the winner of the 4thedition of Italian Council of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) of MiBAC.

 The School of Narrative Dance / Cape Town will open in September 2019 at IzikoSouth African National Gallery and it will involve a parade that Senatore will envision especially for Cape Town. The parade, together with the process of cultural research and exchange with local communities, will be the subject of a new film by Senatore that will become part of the Permanent Collection of Castello di Rivoli thanks to Italian Council’s support.

The School of Narrative Dance / Cape Town – The Filmwill be shot during a performance held in Cape Town and during its preparations. Expanding on the themes developed during the parade, the film will explore the multifaceted forms and rich legacies of protest in South Africa in close dialogue with the participants involved.

The School of Narrative Dance / Cape Town is a project by Marinella Senatore, curated by Marcella Beccaria and the Curatorial Department of Iziko, and promoted by Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, in collaboration with IzikoSouth African National Gallery, Cape Town, winner of the 4thedition of Italian Council (2018), a competition conceived by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) – an organism of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, to promote Italian contemporary art in the world.

Biography
Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, Salerno, 1977). She lives and works between Paris and Rome.
Recent exhibitions and special projects include: MANIFESTA 12 – The European Nomadic Biennale, Palermo (2018); The School of Narrative Dance Paris,Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); 7th Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen (2017); Action!, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich (2017);Piazza Universale/Social Stages, Queens Museum, New York (2017); L’Ecole de Marinella Senatore, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris (2016); The School of Narrative Dance Miami Procession, Faena Art Forum, Miami (2016); The School of Narrative Dance Roma, MAXXI, Rome (2014); Marinella Senatore. Building Communities, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino (2013). Amongst that, she was invited to participate in various residency programs including: Artist-in-Residence-Grant by Stiftung Kunst & Musik für Dresden, Dresden (2017); Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris (2016); Viafarini DOCVA, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2012); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2011); ISCP-International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York (2011); FAR-Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como (2005).
In 2017, Senatore won the International Art Grant, Dresden. In 2014 the artist won “MAXXI Prize”, MAXXI Museum, Rome and was the recipient of the “Museum Calls Artist” from AMACI, the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums. In 2013 she won the “Fellowship for Young Italian Artists” at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino. In 2011 Senatore won the “Franco Zeffirelli Italian Affiliated Fellowship in Visual Arts” at The American Academy in Rome and a finalist for the “Furla Art Award”. In 2010 she won “The New York Prize” by Italian Academy at Columbia University, Italian Cultural Institute in New York and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New York; the “21st Bellisario Award”; the “Gotham Prize”, Italian Institute of Culture, New York and the “Terna Prize 03”, Rome. In 2009 she was recipient of Dena Foundation Fellowship, for Art Omi, Ghent, NY.In 2011 she wasinvited by the curator Bice Curiger to the 54. Biennale d’Arte di Venezia ILLUMInazioni / ILLUMinations.

 

Made possible thanks to the support of

In collaboration with

Marcella Beccaria

Art historian, curator and author of multiple publications, Marcella Beccaria is Chief Curator and Curator of Collections at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. Following a degree in Art History and Criticism at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at Università di Torino, Beccaria completed an MA in Art History and Museum Studies at the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Boston University, Boston. Beccaria started her museum curatorial work in the United States at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and she later worked at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. At Castello she developed and valorized the permanent collection and she organized numerous exhibitions including Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen (2006), Una stanza tutta per sé (2008), Vito Acconci (2010), La storia che non ho vissuto (testimone indiretto) (2012), Marinella Senatore (2013-14), Jan Dibbets (2014), Gilberto Zorio (2017), Nalini Malani (2018). Additional co-curated exhibitions include L’emozione dei colori nell’arte (2017) and the monographs on Giovanni Anselmo (2016) and Wael Shawky (2016). Beccaria authored many catalogs, for example the first monographs about Roberto Cuoghi, Yang Fudong, Francesco Vezzoli, and she edited several books about Castello’s collections. As a writer, she also collaborated with magazines such as “Parkett” and “Flash Art”, and she published with museum institutions including La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museu Serralves, Porto; Stedelijk Museum, Ghent; Istanbul Biennial; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; SAM-Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. She also authored Olafur Eliasson, the monograph published by Tate, London. She is a member of the Directing Committee of AMACI.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev to receive the 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director of Castello di Rivoli Museo D’Arte Contemporanea and Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti, has won the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, which celebrated the outstanding achievements of a leading curator whose ” bold vision” has “shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today.” Prior awardees include Harald Szeeman, Lucy Lippard, Catherine David, and Sir Nicholas Serota.

Download here the CCS Bard press release:
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Emilio Vedova from the Collections of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

Chiesa di San Giuseppe – Piazzetta Vernazza 6, Alba (CN)
October 7 – December 2, 2018

Opening:
October 6, 2018, 11 am

Fondazione CRC and Castello di Rivoli present within the Chiesa di San Giuseppe in Alba, the exhibition Emilio Vedova from the Collections of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.

The display, curated by Caterina Molteni, offers the opportunity to see Da dove…(1984-1) (From Where…(1984-1)), by Emilio Vedova, borrowed from the collections of the Museum.

Image:
Emilio Vedova, Da dove … (1984-1), 1984
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino

Special Programming ARTISSIMA

During Artissima

1 – 2 November  from 10 am to 7 pm

3 November from 10 am to 10 pm

Night of Contemporary Arts, from 7 pm to 10 pm reduced ticket / free for Rivoli residents

 

 

Current Exhibitions:

Nalini Malani: The Rebellion of the Dead. Retrospective 1969-2018. Part II
Until January 6, 2019

In her first retrospective exhibition in Italy, contemporary Indian artist Nalini Malani involves viewers in immersive and multisensory environments, which reflect on the devastating effects of war, the exploitation of nature and the return of violence in history.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Hito Steyerl. The City of Broken Windows
Novembre 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Preview: October 31, 2018, 7 pm

Steyerl’s work focuses on the role of media, technology and the circulation of images in the era of digital nativism. For the exhibition at Castello, Steyerl will present the new sound and video-based multimedia installation The City of Broken Windows (2018), stemming from research into the practices of Artificial Intelligence industries, surveillance technologies and the contradictory roles Museums often play today.

Cally Spooner. illy Present Future Prize 2017
2 November 2018 – 6 January 2019
Preview: November 2, 2018, 11 am    

Winner of the illy Present Future Prize 2017, Cally Spooner presentS a new work created specifically for this museum, which explores how our subjectivity and our own bodies are the object of continuous changes dictated by our technological condition.

 

Upcoming Events:  

Eric Sadin 
November 3, 1 pm

Writer and philosopher Eric Sadin comes to speak for the first time in Italy about the impact of technology on economics, politics and individuality. He will present his first published book in Italian World Siliconization. The irresistible expansion of digital liberalism (Einaudi, 2018), and will offer a preview of his latest publication  L’Intelligence artificielle ou l’enjeu du siècle. Anatomie d’un antihumanisme radical, available in Italy from 2019.

 

Walkie Talkies by Lauretana
November 4, 3:30 pm
Walkie Talkies stand, Artissima

Marcella Beccaria, Chief Curator at Castello di Rivoli and Renata Novarese, collector and President of Amici del Castello di Rivoli, will lead a guided tour structured as an informal dialog through the stands at Artissima. The visit will be held in Italian.

For info and bookings:
segreteria@artissima.it  / T. 011 19744106

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Curator, researcher and scholar Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (1957, Ridgewood, New Jersey) is director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and of Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti. She holds a visiting professorship at Northwestern University, and has taught at the University of Leeds, at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt Am Main and at Harvard University. Christov-Bakargiev was born in the United States from a Bulgarian father and an Italian mother and she returned to Italy to conduct her studies in Literature and Philosophy at the universities of Genoa and Pisa. She began her career in the arts writing reviews for the magazine Reporter and for the newspaper IlSole24Ore. Friendships with artists in Italy and internationally, including William Kentridge, Alighiero Boetti, Pierre Huyghe, Francis Alÿs, Mario and Marisa Merz, and Jannis Kounellis, propelled her curatorial work. Following a period at Villa Medici where she curated summer exhibitions (1998-2000), she served as Chief Curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center affiliated to MoMA in New York. Amongst many other projects, at PS1 she organized the groundbreaking survey of Janet Cardiff’s work. In 2002 she returned to Turin to work at Castello di Rivoli upon invitation of its former director Ida Gianelli. In 2008 she curated the Sydney Biennial, followed by dOCUMENTA(13) in 2012, and the  14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015. The following year she returned to Turin where, until 2017, she directed both GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. Amongst her major publications is the monograph Arte Povera (London, Phaidon Press, 1999).