Organised by the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and by GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, and curated by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the exhibition takes as its inspiration the character of Pantagruel, the grotesque protagonist at the limit of the absurd in the French novel by François Rabelais (1484 – 1553).
T1 is divided into two parts: the first involves 75 young artists from around the world who present new, experimental works, and the second pays homage to two young but established artists: Doris Salcedo and Takashi Murakami.
These are the artists who will be exhibiting at the Fondazione Merz: Apitchapong Weerasethakul & Christelle Lheureux, Brian Fridge, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio, An-My Le, Damian Ortega, Fikret Atay, Magnus Arnason and David Ter-Oganyan.
“The T1 works presented at the Fondazione Merz – a sculpture arising from a moped, an installation generated by waste material, photographs that are only apparently documentary and three video installations – are presented together with the works of Mario Merz. They share a curiosity and openness towards a reality seen as an infinite universe in which growth, and laughter too, are always possible” (Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev).