Cinema al Castello in collaboration with Distretto Cinema


Cally Spooner is the winner of illy Present Future Prize

Cally Spooner wins the 2017 edition of the illy Present Future Prize, supported since 2001 by illycaffè and assigned to the most interesting artist in Present Future, Artissima’s section dedicated to emerging talents.

Cally Spooner has been presented by GB Agency and ZERO…

The prize was awarded by Carlo Bach, artistic director illicaffè, Ilaria Bonacossa, director Artissima and the jury composed of Mary Ceruti, executive director and curator of SculptureCenter in New York, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and GAM Torino, and Luigi Fassi, curator of visual arts of the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz and coordinator of Present Future for seven years.

The committee chose the artist for the following reasons:

“Cally Spooner’s performative and mixed media work explores the choreography of invisible violence in the digital age. Through her art, we understand how subjectivity and its bodies change as they are shaped by the technological condition.”


The Prize was started in 2012 and since then has offered winners the exceptional opportunity to have a solo show in a contemporary art institution in Torino to coincide with the successive edition of Artissima.

Special Opening Hours | 2017 November 1 – 4

Wednesday, November 1st

Permanent Collection 10 am – 7 pm (full rate 6,50 / reduced rate 4,50);  7 pm – 10 pm free entry

Anna Boghiguian 10 am – 7 pm (Collection+exhibition full rate 8,50 / reduced rate 6,50);  7 pm – 10 pm free entry

Opening Gilberto Zorio 7 pm – 10 pm free entry


Thursday, November 2 

Permanent Collection 10 am – 7 pm (full rate 6,50 / reduced rate 4,50)

Anna Boghiguian, Gilberto Zorio and Permanent Collection 10 am – 1 pm (Collection+exhibitions: full rate 8,50 / reduced rate 6,50)


Friday, November 3

Permanent Collection 10 am – 7 pm (full rate 6,50 / reduced rate 4,50)

Anna Boghiguian, Gilberto Zorio and Permanent Collection 10 am – 7 pm (Collection+exhibitions: full rate 8,50 / reduced rate 6,50)


Saturday, November 4 CONTEMPORARY ART NIGHT  

Permanent Collection 10 am – 7 pm (full rate 6,50 / reduced rate 4,50)

Anna Boghiguian, Gilberto Zorio and Permanent Collection 10 am – 7 pm (Collection+exhibitions: full rate 8,50 / reduced rate 6,50)

7 pm – 10 pm free entry

Merenda Reale – Summer Edition

Enjoy a delicious break in our cafeteria!
Every weekend until September 24, you’re invited to enjoy the new summer offering of the Merenda Reale: the celebrated Zabaione accompanied by a selection of delicious traditional piedmont biscuits!
Merenda Reale is a not -to-be-missed ritual that follows the “peculiar custom” of the 18th-century Savoy Court.

Info and bookings
+39 011 9565273

Modified viability: how to reach the Museum

Dear visitors until Friday July 21st, it will not be able to reach the Museum from Corso al Castello, the main access to Piazza Mafalda of Savoia.

The traffic is diverted from piazza San Bartolomeo along via Roma, passing through piazza Matteotti and from here for the first part of the Corso al Castello.

The Cerruti Collection: the new museum expansion

Thanks to an important agreement with the Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti per l’Arte, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea is the first contemporary art museum to incorporate an encyclopedic historic art collection. The Cerruti Villa will open on January 2, 2019.
This private collection of immense quality has been amassed since the 1950s by Francesco Federico Cerruti, a secretive and reserved entrepreneur and passionate collector who passed away in 2015 at the age of 93. It includes 300 works of sculpture and painting, ranging from the Middle Ages to today, plus approximately 200 rare and ancient books, and over 300 furnishings including carpets and desks by renowned cabinet makers. The collection features masterpieces by Sassetta, Bernardo Daddi and Pontormo, Renoir, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Klee, Boccioni, Balla and Magritte, Bacon, Burri, Warhol, De Dominicis and Paolini.

Discover the Collection and the interiors of the Cerruti Villa!

Workshop for contemporary art achivists’ training

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Il Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea organizza un workshop gratuito per la formazione di archivisti d’arte contemporanea in vista dell’apertura del CRRI, Centro di Ricerca Castello di Rivoli.

Il Centro di Ricerca Castello di Rivoli (CRRI) è un nuovo Dipartimento che nasce all’interno del Museo, attraverso un’espansione della sua Biblioteca. Il centro è volto alla ricerca, raccolta e valorizzazione dei materiali d’archivio di artisti, curatori, critici, galleristi e collezionisti italiani, in particolare tra gli anni Sessanta e Ottanta.

Responsabile del CRRI è lo storico d’arte e curatore Luca Cerizza.

Il workshop è tenuto dallo storico dell’arte e archivista Pietro Rigolo (Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles), ed è rivolto a soggetti in età compresa tra i 22 e i 40 anni d’età che abbiano conseguito una laurea in materie artistiche o diploma equivalente.

È richiesta un’approfondita conoscenza della storia dell’arte contemporanea dai primi anni Sessanta ai giorni nostri.

Le attività si svolgono in due fasi: nei giorni 4, 5 e 6 luglio e nell’10, 11, 12 ottobre 2017 nei locali della biblioteca del Castello di Rivoli.

Gli interessati sono stati invitati a inviare la propria domanda di partecipazione, compresa di curriculum e di una breve nota di motivazione (max. 500 battute), entro il giorno 16 giugno all’indirizzo

I partecipanti sono stati selezionati in un numero massimo di 10, da una commissione cui parteciperanno Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Direttore Castello di Rivoli), Luca Cerizza (responsabile CRRI), Pietro Rigolo (consulente CRRI) e Maria Messina (bibliotecaria Castello di Rivoli).

Partecipanti selezionati sono Silvia Cammarata, Laura Cantone, Valeria D’Urso, Giulia De Giorgi, Elena Inchingolo, Emanuele Riccomi, Annalisa Stabellini, Giulia Tognon, Bianca Trevisan, Daniela Zanoletti, Marta Zanoni.

Free Shuttles – Schedule

Every Saturday and Sunday and holidays, till Decembre 31st, a free shuttle connects Piazza Castello in central Turin to Castello di Rivoli, via Porta Susa (Piazza XVIII Dicembre) train station. The service is provided by GTT. Your museum ticket is required to board the return shuttle from Castello di Rivoli.




Idee di pietra conversazione tra Giuseppe Penone e Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Idee di pietra
Conversation between Giuseppe Penone and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Castello di Rivoli, Theatre

What is an idea that appears suddenly and after much reflection in the mind’s weightless space […] It’s a river rock that appears among tree branches. A rock poised on tree branches, separated from the ground by a structure that is neither earth nor air, a rock that is the force of gravity and light’s force of attraction.
Giuseppe Penone, 2005

As part of the ABITARE IL MINERALE project, curated by a.titolo in collaboration with the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, in the Museum’s Theatre on Wednesday, May 17 the artist Giuseppe Penone will hold a conversation with the Director of the Castello di Rivoli and GAM–Torino, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
The dialogue results from the series of works Idee di pietra, made in the 2000s, related to themes and reflections that have nurtured Penone’s investigations from the advent of Arte Povera to today.
Idee di pietra are bronze trees rooted in the earth that support large masses on their branches, raising them towards the sky, in the face of gravity and establishing circularity between idea and matter. The rock is a symbol of the force of gravity; the tree, encouraged by light, grows and challenges the weight of its own structure and of the seasons: both join in a sculptural act that expresses the vitality of the substance and of the work of art.
Displayed in the gardens of the Venaria Reale, at the Sydney Biennial (2008), and at Karlsaue Park in Kassel during dOCUMENTA(13) (2012), the works reference a vocabulary of matter and action that sheds light on the analogies uniting the mineral, vegetal, and human realms.

Admission is free, but participants must register beforehand at, or on the day of the event at the Castello di Rivoli.

Giuseppe Penone (Garessio, 1947) has made the study of analogies between cultural and natural forms the focus of his research, underlining the shared essence that unites man and nature in a constant state of participation and symbiosis. A key protagonist of Arte Povera, Penone has taken part in some of the most important international events including numerous editions of the Venice Biennale, the 16th Sydney Biennial in 2008, and dOCUMENTA(13) in 2012. In 2007, he represented Italy at the 52nd Venice Biennale along with Francesco Vezzoli. Some of his most recent solo shows include Matrice, Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome, 2017; Scultura, Mart, Rovereto, and Regards croisés, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2016; Being the River, Repeating the Forest, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2015; Breath Is a Sculpture, Beirut Art Center, 2014. In 2014, he was awarded the Praemium Imperiale for sculpture by the Japan Art Foundation.

ABITARE IL MINERALE aims to reflect on transcending the anthropocentric outlook in the relationship with our habitat and on the concept of creativity in light of new philosophical and scientific theories that have extended the notion of agency—that is, the “ability to react”—to the non-human and inorganic world, considering matter, human beings, and their communication tools in an interdependent relationship. From a view on matter formation and transformation processes to those that concern human society, between the Greek agora and the virtual one where new forms of the democratic paradigm and its pitfalls unfold, the project strives to be a fluid platform whose substance, in the words of the philosopher Karen Barad, is an “agglomeration of agents, morphologically active, generative, and complex.”
ABITARE IL MINERALE is a project by a.titolo in collaboration with the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, curated by Francesca Comisso, Luisa Perlo, and Marianna Vecellio, with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo as part of the “Ora! Linguaggi contemporanei, produzioni innovative” competition.

Abitare il Minerale

Abitare il minerale develops a reflection on creation of our relationship with matter through contributions from artists and researchers of different generations. Abitare il minerale is produced by a.titolo in collaboration with the Castello di Rivoli, and with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo as part of ORA! Linguaggi contemporanei, produzioni innovative. 

Curated by Francesca Comisso, Luisa Perlo and Marianna Vecellio

Info: a.titolo, tel. +39.0118122634,