Hisser 2015, Video projection with 5.1 surround sound. Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli – Torino. Donazione Marco Rossi ©

Castello di Rivoli

Tuesday 27 September 2016 - 00:00 to Sunday 29 January 2017 - 00:00

The Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea dedicates a solo exhibition to the British artist Ed Atkins, organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. The works Even Pricks (2013), Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths (2013), Ribbons (2014), Counting I & II (2014), Hisser (2015) and Happy Birthday!!! (2014), in addition to several new interventions by the artist, are presented at the Castello di Rivoli, while the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo hosts the work Safe Conduct (2016), which features new sculptural wall elements.

Ed Atkins (Oxford, UK, 1982) makes videos, draws, and writes, reflexively performing the ways in which contemporary modes of representation – from bathetic poetry to computer-generated animation – attempt to do justice to powerfully emotional and embodied experience. Atkins’ work is at once a disturbing diagnosis of a digitally mediated present-day, and an absurd prophesy of things to come. It is skeptical of the promises of technology yet suggests that it is possible to salvage subjectivity through a kind of sincere burlesque of love and hate. 

The retrospective, held on the third floor of the Castello, unfolds as a holistic installation via an innovative arrangement of works that join images, space, sound, language and color into one seamless narrative, allowing visitors to have an immersive, hypnotic and hyper-real experience. 

In contrast, the contemporary architecture of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo hosts the artist’s most recent work, Safe Conduct (2016).

Opening hours:

Castello di Rivoli 
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 17.00 
Saturdays and Sundays: 10.00 – 19.00
24 e 31 December 10.00 – 17.00 
Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday) and 1st of January. 

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Thursdays: 20.00-23.00 free entrance
Fridays - Saturdays - Sundays: 12.00-19.00


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