To celebrate the opening of the Cerruti Collection to the public, Castello di Rivoli initiates a program to present contemporary works of art that pay homage to this extraordinary collection. The first chapter in this series inaugurates with artworks by Giulio Paolini and Giuseppe Penone among others. The works of Lothar Baumgarten, Maurizio Cattelan, Niele Toroni, Adrián Villar Rojas and Lawrence Weiner will be presented in future chapters, in an organic process that creates a dialog between different times and places.
Fondazione Carriero presents "Giulio Paolini. Del bello ideale", curated by Francesco Stocchi, organized in close collaboration with the artist.⠀
Through an impressive selection of works, chosen and installed with Paolini, "Del bello ideale" covers his entire career of fifty-seven years, displaying masterpieces, some of his famous self-portraits, and three new site-specific works. ⠀
CIMA presents an exhibition exploring the relationship between one of Italy’s greatest living artists, Giulio Paolini, and one of its most celebrated modern masters, the Giorgio de Chirico. Paolini has often expressed his admiration for de Chirico, hailing him as an “illustrious model” and incorporating numerous references to the artist in his own photographs, sculptures, and drawings throughout the course of his career.
CIMA’s show features an ongoing conceptual work by Paolini, Interno metafisico (2009–16), reconceived specifically for CIMA’s galleries, as well as a series of historical and new works related to various tropes in de Chirico’s paintings. The installation also showcases a selection of de Chirico’s most iconic Metaphysical masterworks, on view in the U.S. for the first time since 1970, including most notably Le Muse Inquietanti (The Disquieting Muses) (1918). The exhibition marks the first time the relationship between de Chirico and Paolini has been explored in depth through a focused exhibition; it also represents the first time that CIMA closely examines issues of post-war Italian art.