Fondazione Merz

T1 Torino Triennale Tremusei. La Sindrome di Pantagruel

11 November 2005 – 19 March 2006


Curated by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

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).