Exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli
film, photography, video art and performance
The retrospective of Wael Shawky (Alexandria, Egypt, 1971), held at the Castello di Rivoli, presents a series of film works, a series of photographs of marionettes, sculptures, and new wooden high-reliefs inspired by the Crusades and narrated from an Arab rather than a European point of view.more
This exhibition was conceived by Ed Atkins (Oxford, 1982) as a holistic installation especially for the spaces of our museum. The ghostly aspect of the attic in our 18th century castle, with its wooden rafters exposed, is highlighted by the absence of divisions between the many video works which instead form a cacophonous crowd that come together and fall apart similarly, figured by the artist between a series of a apartments occupied by discrete individuals, and as competing thoughts within a d… more
Curator: Olga Sviblova
Manica Lunga Special project
explores the relationship that exists between painting and photography today.
La collezione video del Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Painters of Modern Life from Manet to Today
An act of resistance, the art of Candice Breitz draws on contemporary mass culture, devising new systems for understanding reality. Born in 1972 and raised in Johannesburg, Breitz belongs to the South African generation that lived through the reign of Apartheid, which attempted to impose political power by turning social divisions and disinformation into weapons of conquest.
The artist's childhood memories are tied to an educational model that fomented racial divisions, eliminating any possibil… more
A cura di Francesco Bernardelli
A continuous shifting between reality and fiction is fundamental to the work of Thomas Demand, who was born in Munich in 1964. His works are photographs of life-size paper models, where personal memories, collective history and media images intersect.
The dense network of references creates ample spaces that the individual imagination can fill; at the same time, each work by the artist states the potential for fiction that hides behind the photographic image."I have limited control over my imag… more
Nan Goldin's art evokes what personal memory fails to preserve - a person's glance, the texture of skin, or the feel of flesh. At the same time, her art visualizes what characterizes personal memory and distinguishes it from the collective - the way we have of 'filing away' life in idiosyncratic fashion, like a fluid and changing universe of traces and details, and without objective relationships of scale among the various memories.
Goldin wants to remember her personal life in every detail; p… more