From 26 June 2015 to 11 October 2015
For the thirtieth anniversary of the museum’s restoration, the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea pays tribute to the architect, Andrea Bruno (b. Turin, 1931).
Installed in the rooms on the historic residence’s third floor, the exhibition is an opportunity to review the architect’s vast and complex career: from his first designs dating to the 1960s, including the reliefs and the consolidation of the Castle abandoned after World War II in Rivoli, to the more recent restoration of the Cathedral of Bagrati in Georgia between 2011 and 2013.
For over fifty years, Bruno has been engaged in restoring historical buildings, designing museums, creating residential homes, and consolidating and surveying archeological sites around the world often under the aegis of UNESCO, of which he has been a consultant since 1974.
The exhibition Andrea Bruno. Designing the Existent unfolds in three main display areas. Upon reaching the third floor, the visitor encounters an optical illusion resulting from the panoramic protrusion paired with its image. From the first room hosting the vault, the itinerary unfolds across the catwalk, into Rooms 38 and 37 that present works from the Museum’s collections in close communion with the architect’s practice.
The exhibition continues in Room 35, with a focus on Afghanistan and ends in Room 34, with a work from the museum collection.