Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Curated by Francesco Bonami, “Exit” included works by sixty-three young Italian artists. This was the inaugural exhibition for the new home of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, consolidating the city’s preeminence in Italy in terms of public—or, in this case, public/ private—institutions dedicated to contemporary art. Designed by Claudio Silvestrin, the new museum is consistent with the foundation’s stated purpose: to introduce and promote the most recent generation of artists. Everything follows the international model: a gigantic white container (as well as some smaller spaces) where the works can be installed in relationship, perhaps helping each other create an atmosphere, a common context, even to the extent of visually and conceptually superimposing the works.

At this point we have become accustomed to exhibitions that “provide the context”; for instance,

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