From 25 April 2015 to 08 November 2015
curated by Francesco Bonami
Tutttovero unites, under a general heading, the collections of four contemporary art museums around the city of Turin: the GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Turin, the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, and the Fondazione Merz. The theme of truth in art over the past two centuries unfolds across four different projects and displays, offering a reflection on the creation, evolution, and exhibition of the museum collections and on their identity within Turin’s art heritage.
For Tutttovero the Manica Lunga at the Castello di Rivoli will host an enthralling choreography of around fifty works, which at first unfold in a partially empty space and then gradually become denser. At the entrance to the venue, the Manica’s classic architecture is enhanced by minimal installation, in which few works directly engage the visitor on issues concerning the display and interpretation of a collection. It aims to propose, like a small puzzle, hypothetical keys to interpreting the overall itinerary. Beginning with these, the Manica is deconstructed in a progressive framing of ever-new views of the works on display, in which intimate dialogue and grand narrations merge seamlessly. The apparently straightforward image the visitor faces immediately upon entering the room thus becomes a visual arquebus, making way for a promenade of sculptures where the viewer’s movements create the exhibition’s spaces: thanks to their gaze, which gradually marks off ideal rooms along the Manica, visitors will constantly discover new stories on the surroundings, forging previous ones and creating their own truth first hand. This passage is accompanied by some invariable steps that set the pace, presented in turn by fundamental works in motion that “activate” these triangulations. Key works ideally divide the space into 5 sections: The Shooting Gallery, La Fontaine, The Concert, Parlez Moi d’Amour, and Cutting Through the Past.
The exhibition TUTTTOVERO is part of Contemporary Art Torino Piemonte.
TUTTTOVERO will open on Friday, 24 April at 5,30 pm, in each of the four Museums. This event is promoted by the City of Turin, in collaboration with the Fondazione Torino Musei, and with the participation of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT and the Compagnia di San Paolo.