27.10.2023 > 25.02.2024
curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marcella Beccaria
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (TO)
opening October 26
Sensing Painting. Works from the Art Collection of the Fondazione CRC brings together works belonging to the Collection of the Fondazione CRC in Cuneo, collected from 2017 to today through ColtivArte, a project coordinated by a high-profile research committee composed of the Director of the Castello di Rivoli, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the Director of the Art Institute at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel, Chus Martínez, and the Director of the Consortium of the Royal Savoy Residences, Guido Curto.
The exhibition focuses on the criteria on which the collection was built, which include the strong presence of works of art by young artists from the Piedmont region and Italy, attention to the international contemporary scene and the pre-eminence of figurative works. Including works produced by 50 international artists, the exhibition project underlines the strength of the CRC Collection. Set up in the stately baroque spaces of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, the exhibition highlights how painting maintains a fundamental role as an expressive language, especially in the context of the current digital age. Compared to the dematerialization that characterizes a large part of everyday life, the exhibition invites the public to an active and direct encounter with works of art, with an irreplaceable experiential, physical and sensorial value.