Castello di Rivoli

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Castello di Rivoli (facade by Filippo Juvarra)

The Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Contemporeana is a museum and exhibition house for contemporary art in Rivoli near Turin ( Italy ).


The building, built on the foundations of ancient buildings, became the property of the Savoy around 1280 . At the end of the 17th century it was destroyed by French troops and redesigned by the architect Michelangelo Garove, then by Filippo Juvarra . The terracotta brick building on a hill in front of Turin remained unfinished. After decades of neglect, the reconstruction of the residence began in the late 1970s and was inaugurated in December 1984 with the Ouverture exhibition . The artists personally invited by the then director Rudi Fuchs included exhibits by Carl Andre , Donald Judd and Bruce Nauman, as well as leading Arte Povera artists such as Jannis Kounellis , Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto . The Land Art artists Harnish Fulton and Richard Long were represented, as were Joseph Beuys with his work Olivestones and Lothar Baumgartens Yurupari - Rheinsberg Raum . The restorations deliberately emphasize the unfinished character of the building.


Today the baroque palace complex houses a museum of contemporary art, financed by the Piedmont region , the city of Turin and private sponsors .

The museum has amassed an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art since the 1960s, with an emphasis on Arte Povera . There are four to five changing exhibitions every year. The museum also organizes guided tours, lecture series, film programs, symposia and a museum educational program. The museum has a film room for 60 and a conference room for 120 visitors. A bus shuttle service is available to nearby Turin.

The director is the American curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev , who directed the Biennale of Sydney in 2008 and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 . In 2019 Christov-Bakargiev opened the nearby villa of the Turin art collector Federico Cerruti , who died in 2015 , whose paintings, books and furniture stand in contrast to contemporary art.

Exhibitions (selection)

Web links

Commons : Castello di Rivoli  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Overture , Castello di Rivoli ,, accessed June 30, 2011
  2. Alexander Hosch: Opening a Treasury , in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 18, 2019, p. 23

Coordinates: 45 ° 4 ′ 12.1 ″  N , 7 ° 30 ′ 36.9 ″  E