From 9 October, 2011, the Castello di Rivoli will be presenting its own contribution to Germano Celant’s ambitious curatorial project: Arte Povera 2011.
The exhibition at the Castello di Rivoli, Arte Povera International, is curated with the show’s organiser and co-director of the museum, Beatrice Merz. Historic works by leading exponents of the movement will be on display in the grand rooms on the first and second floor of the splendid Savoyard residence, together with an equal number of artists from the international art scene of the same period.
Most of the works come from Italian museum collections and from the large network of private collectors who have shown an interest in Arte Povera since the 1960s. The selection of international artists took place through a careful academic research into the exhibitions that took place between 1966 and 1972, and which placed Arte Povera in dialogue with different and parallel international artistic currents.