November 26, 2012
goldiechiari during the work in progress of the work Genealogy of damnatio memoriae Turin 1965-1982 Courtesy of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli – Turin 2012
Photo byPaolo Pellion, Torino
To goldiechiari the 2012 edition of the Fellowship for Young Italian Artists
The Fellowship for Young Italian Artists promoted by the Castello di Rivoli and fully supported by the Association of supporting friends of the Museum, has been assigned to the goldiechiari’s project Genealogy of damnatio memoriae Turin 1965-1982.
Totally renewed, the Fellowship for Young Italian Artists of the Friends Association of the Museum
is no longer dedicated to a single artist, but becomes a larger project that includes a thematic exhibition and an award that is the acquisition of a work for the permanent collection the Museum. For the 2012 edition the selection of candidates was made among the artists of the exhibition History I never lived through(indirect witness), curated by Marcella Beccaria, Chief Curator at the Castello, the show has identified the relationship between the new generation and Italian history a prominent theme in the context of the Italian artistic production. As stated by Giovanni Minoli, President of the Museum – “these artists and their works bear witness that our history has a lot needs to be heard in order to overcome the fears, misgivings and the mysteries that surround and that art can be a tool to meet you “.
The winning entry was selected by a panel composed of the Supporting Friends, the President
and the Director of the Castello di Rivoli. The jury also included students and visitors who attended
the meetings of study related to the exhibition, held in collaboration with the authors of La Storia siamo noi, Media Partner of the event with 150 and Italy-Rai daily newspaper La Stampa.
The previous editions of the Fellowships have been awarded to Grazia Toderi (2001), Alessandra Tesi (2002), Margherita Manzelli (2003), Lara Favaretto (2004), Gianni Caravaggio (2005), Christian Frosi (2007), Alice Guareschi (2008) and Massimo Grimaldi (2009).
Supporting Friends of Castello di Rivoli
Marinella Guglielmi, President
Andrea Accornero, Charles Brignone, Chianale Angelo, Francesca Cilluffo, Gianfranco D’Amato, Paul Dardanelles, Raffaella Elijah Antonietti, Giorgio Fasol, Bruna Girodengo, Andrea Ruben Levi, Gianluca Spinola, Matteo Viglietta, Andrea Zegna
FAICAL BAGHRICHE, ERIC BAUDLEAIRE, TOMASO DE LUCA, GOLDIECHIARI,IRIS TOULIATOU, STEFANOS TSIVOPOULOS
As part of the annual foreign curator in residence programme, La Galerie is welcoming Costanza Paissan, from Italy. Chosen by a judging panel after a call for candidates, she will be in residence from 5 April to 5 July 2012 and will devote her time at La Galerie to the exhibition project Invisible Monuments.
In his essay “Monuments,” Austrian writer Robert Musil addresses the question of how monuments are perceived, describing them as “invisible” and “impregnated with something that repels attention.”
The exhibition takes Musil’s paradox of vision and attention as its starting point: monuments, while intended to attract the eye, are in fact imperceptible and “gaze-repellent.” “At variance with our senses, they slip out of view.”
What does this imply for those great tributes to the past, those statues of heroes and those buildings dedicated to “memorable” moments? Where are the traces of those who have gone before us, our exemplars for the present and the pillars on which to build the future?
The works on show challenge and criticize the concept of the monument, pointing up its fragility and suggesting both new interpretations and hitherto untested interconnections with history and its traces.
The artists are speaking to us about the past and memory as shifting elements, endowed with a variable, flexible identity and the blurry contours of truth and fiction, forgetting and remembering.
Yet, the monument has not vanished: by taking on other forms it still shows through on a secret, hidden stage, clad in a new, magical robe woven from questions and doubts rather than truths taken for granted.