Turin’s four urban contemporary art museums – the GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Turin, the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, and the Fondazione Merz – will host TUTTTOVERO la nostra città la nostra arte Torino 2015, an important exhibition curated by Francesco Bonami, in collaboration with a committee of scholars including Danilo Eccher, Marcella Beccaria, Irene Calderoni, and Beatrice Merz.
This exhibition showcases the artistic interpretations of the concept of the real, or of reality, across two centuries: from 1815 to 2015. For TUTTTOVERO, the curator has selected from the immense, diversified, and rich art heritage in Turin’s public and private museums, works that narrate how the world has changed, transforming us and the notion of reality in our culture and society.
While displaying some pivotal works by Mario and Marisa Merz, the exhibition at Fondazione Merz also brings together works selected from all four city collections. Some are by artists that have shared the couple’s artistic experience, such as Giovanni Anselmo, Daniel Buren, Nicola De Maria, Tacita Dean, Jannis Kounellis, Sol Lewitt and Lawrence Weiner. This more historical path intertwines with the works by the many artists who have featured in the solo shows hosted by the Fondazione Merz in its ten-year life span, such as Per Barclay, Matthew Barney, Elisabetta Benassi, Alfredo Jaar, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Damián Ortega and Anri Sala.
Also included in the exhibit is a number of videos that connect to and retrace the history of the Fondazione unfolding it backward through a series of cross-references, which go from the collective video work created for the recent MASBEDO exhibition to Marzia Migliora, through Botto & Bruno, the De Serio brothers and Luisa Rabbia.
TUTTTOVERO will open on Friday, 24 April at 6 pm, in each of the four Museums. This event is promoted by the City of Turin, in collaboration with the Fondazione Torino Musei, and with the participation of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT and the Compagnia di San Paolo.