Castello di Rivoli

A recent trip to Turin took me to a lovely village called Rivoli just a few kilometres off the city. Its main attraction is the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, an ancient castle and palace of the Saboias family now transformed into a Museum of Contemporary Art... The thing is, it is not like any other museum I've ever gone to. One could say it is more of an installation museum (but then no), artists and institutions have partner with the Castello di Rivoli to make every room unique. Some rooms are exclusive to one work/artist, for example the stairwell is stated by Lawrence Weiner 's work, there's a room filled with a Giuseppe Penone installation of dry leaves on the wall. It is the true Gesamtkunstwerk (total art work).

There's a Sophie Calle exhibition called MAdRE until February 15th, one of the most emotional exhibitions I've ever saw in my life, heartbreaking and beautiful. 

I'll leave you with some pictures of the museum so you can get the idea. 

Entrance to the museum
Lawrence Weiner's stairwell

Giuseppe Penone, Breathing the Shadow, 1999
Joseph Kosuth, No Number #8 (+ 216 After Augustine's Confessions), 1989
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Venus of the Rags, 1967
View from the Museum

Piazza Mafalda di Savoia
10098 Rivoli (Torino)
Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm
Saturday to Sunsay from 10am to 7pm

1 comment:

  1. looks lovely and such a cute post!