• T1 Turin Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Various Venues
    Various Venues
    November 11, 2005–March 19, 2006

    Curated by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    Rabelais’s grotesque, voracious giant always on the move supplies a model for contemporary globalization in “The Pantagruel Syndrome,” the title of Turin’s first triennial. T1—the abbreviation seems to draw inspiration from Schwarzenegger’s Terminator films (Gov. Arnold as today’s Pantagruel?)—is organized in two parts. The first shows new work by seventy-five young artists (like Trisha Donnelly, Christian Jankowski, and Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla); the focus here is on information, with ten cocurators serving as “correspondents” from different global hotspots. The second features retrospectives of the work of Doris Salcedo and Takashi Murakami. No doubt a gargantuan task to pull off.