Collezione Fondazione Arte CRT

The history

The first acquisition that gave way to the Collection of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT followed the intuitive acquisition of a major set of historical work of Arte Povera, present at the time in Italy, and belonging to the gallerist Margherita Stein; this first fund includes works by great masters such as Alighiero Boetti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mario Merz and others, celebrated in a major exhibition entitled “Arte Povera in the collection” set up at the Castello di Rivoli in 2000 to present the “Project for Modern and Contemporary Art” just established by the Fondazione CRT (exhibition catalogue published by Edizioni Charta).

Since then, this highly important heritage has been steadily implemented and made available to two of the most important contemporary art institutions in Piedmont: the  GAM – Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna of Turin and Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. The aim is that of integrating and enhancing their respective collections and increasing the capacity of the two museums to dialogue and compete with the leading Italian and foreign institutions.

Today, the Collection includes more than  870 works and 300 artists, active in the last 70 years, comprising an overall investment of more than 40 million Euro. It is one of the most important at an international level and includes works by artists such as Lucio FontanaPinot GallizioMonica BonviciniOlafur EliassonWilliam KentridgeLiam GillickMarina Abramovic. The group includes numerous paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and works that use decidedly more recent expressive means such as performance, sound installations, and augmented reality.

The acquisition of the works is subjected to the decision of the Directors of the two museums and a prestigious international Scientific Committee, with the only exception to the ordinary procedure is represented by the acquisitions made during the Artissima international art fair, for which a dedicated budget is foreseen.

Recently, the Collection was further enhanced by the addition of the Fondo Giorgio Maffei dedicated to contemporary art publishing and housed at the GAM.

Finally, in order to strengthen ties with the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni and further enhance the Collection’s heritage, the OGR Award was established in 2017 which, on the occasion of the Artissima international arts fair, foresees the Foundation acquiring a work selected by a special international jury.

The OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni are, to all intents and purposes, an additional venue that houses a part of the Collection both in terms of site-specific works: such as the monumental “Procession of Reparationists” created by the South African artist William Kentridge specifically for the East court of the OGR; and as a basin to draw from for the realization of large exhibitions in collaboration with distinguished cultural partners such as the Castello di Rivoli with “The Heart of Darkness” (Cuore di Tenebra); the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Turin and Palazzo Madama with the exhibition “Like a moth to the flame“; the recent exhibition curated by the artist Jessica Stockholder “Cut a rug a round square“, in partnership with the Fundacion la Caixa of Barcelona.

The Collection is configured as a “widespread” heritage, usable in various locations and exhibitions; in this section, it is possible to explore the works and artists that compose it in its entirety, enriched with detailed information and images references and curiosities.

Moreover, we collaborate with some organizations to sponsor further knowledge of the collection; virtuous examples are R’Accolte dell’ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio Spa) and the Google Cultural Institute’s Arts and Culture project, which promotes international culture and art.

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Works of Art

Bariestesia

Bariestesia

Gianni Colombo, 1974

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La deriva del vaso

La deriva del vaso

Enzo Cucchi, 1984

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Il cerchio di Milarepa

Il cerchio di Milarepa

Francesco Clemente, 1982

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Bonded Eternmale

Bonded Eternmale

Monica Bonvicini, 2002

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Nonna Carolina

Nonna Carolina

Carol Rama, 1936

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Requiem

Requiem

Giulio Paolini, 2003

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Era

Era

Hidetoshi Nagasawa, 1986

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Undercurrent

Undercurrent

Mona Hatoum, 2008

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Mutterseelenallein

Mutterseelenallein

Reinhard Mucha, 1979

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Concetto spaziale, Teatrino (2)

Concetto spaziale, Teatrino (2)

Lucio Fontana, 1965

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Artist's books

In 2017, the Foundation further enhanced its Collection with the establishment of the Fondo Giorgio Maffei – named in honour of the well-known booklover and collector of rare volumes.
The fond, housed at the GAM, is enlarged thanks to the purchase of artists’ books selected on the occasion of FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino, the international event dedicated to contemporary art publishing.

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The list features the creators of the works found in the Collection.
For each artist, there is a sheet providing key biographical information and the references to the works belonging to the Foundation.

AA-1 53167AA BronsonAntoni AbadClaudio AbateMarina AbramovićIbrahim Abumsmar Carla AccardiVito AcconciFranz AckermannAfroVincenzo AgnettiMario AiròDoug AitkenAllora & CalzadillaMaria Thereza AlvesAurelio Amendola Carlos Amorales Yuri AncaraniArmando Andrade TudelaFranco Angeli Meris AngiolettiGiovanni AnselmoKarel AppelFrancesco ArenaFranco AriaudoStefano ArientiMaria José Arjona Elena ArzuffiFranco Audrito
BMarco BagnoliNanni BalestriniRosa BarbaFrancesco BaroccoRobert BarryYael BartanaMassimo BartoliniGianfranco BaruchelloSandro BecchettiElisabetta BenassiVasco BendiniGianni Berengo GardinLuca BertoloBruna BiaminoRossella BiscottiIrma BlankNorman BluhmKatinka BockAlighiero BoettiAnna BoghiguianBill BollingerChristian BoltanskiMonica BonviciniBoudry & LorenzMarcel Broodthaers Stanley BrouwnAndreas BunteChris BurdenAlberto BurriScott Burton
CPedro Cabrita ReisSophie CallePier Paolo CalzolariMircea CantorGiuseppe CapogrossiGianni CaravaggioLudovica CarbottaFrancesco CaroneCarlos CasasEnrico CastellaniGugliemo CastelliMariana Castillo DeballManuele CeruttiEdson ChagasAlan CharltonGiuseppe ChiariSandro ChiaPaolo ChiaseraAlfredo ChighineClaes Oldenburg and Coosje van BruggenFrancesco ClementeMat CollishawGianni ColomboMelania ComorettoPietro ConsagraPhilip CornerEthan CrensonCarlos Cruz-DiezEnzo CucchiRoberto CuoghiKeren Cytter
DDadamainoHanne DarbovenTacita DeanNanna Debois BuhlGino De DominicisNicolò De GiorgisThomas DemandNicola De MariaDemocraciaJan DibbetsRä Di MartinoMark DionNathalie DjurbergDolores DorantesPiero DorazioLili DujourieNathalie Du PasquierSimon Dybbroe Møller
EOlafur EliassonTracy EminBracha EttingerCécile B. Evans
FLuciano FabroHarun FarockiJean FautrierLara FavarettoHans-Peter FeldmannTeresita FernándezFrancesca FerreriGiulia FilippiRobert FilliouLucio FontanaGünther FörgSimone Forti Hollis FramptonEva FrapicciniLars FredriksonPeter FriedlKasia FudakowskiHamish Fulton
GCyprien GaillardGiuseppe (Pinot) GallizioDora GarcíaMario García TorresAlberto GaruttiMarco GastiniGay CollectiveFrancesco GennariGeorg Baselitz Jochen GerzLuigi Ghirri Mario Giacomelli Piero Gilardi Gilbert & GeorgeLiam GillickDan GrahamPaolo GrassinoLaurent GrassoGiorgio GriffaIon GrigorescuMassimo GrimaldiLaura GrisiGruppo MIDFranco GuerzoniGusmão e PaivaRenato Guttuso
HRokni Haerizadeh Ian Hamilton FinlayHammann von MierMona HatoumCarsten HöllerKarl HolmqvistRoni HornDouglas HueblerPierre Huyghe
IDorothy IannoneIcaroIlya ed Emilia Kabakov Hilario Isola
JAlfredo JaarEmily JacirChristian JankowskiJiang ZhiFrancesco JodiceMimmo JodiceAsger Jorn
KAmar KanwarAllan KaprowAli KazmaWilliam KentridgeAvish KhebrehzadehAnselm KieferYves KleinTerence KohJoseph KosuthJannis Kounellis
LWolfgang LaibJim LambieSigalit LandauKetty La RoccaZoe LeonardLeoncilloSol LeWittLucy LippardSergio LombardoClaudia LosiUliano Lucas
MGoshka MacugaBasim MagdyLuigi MainolfiAnna Maria MaiolinoDomenico ManganoGiuseppe MaranielloTeresa MargollesEnzo MariChris MarkerMASBED0Titina MaselliEliseo MattiacciPaul McCarthyJohn McCrackenFausto MelottiAna MendietaMario MerzMarisa MerzGustav MetzgerMarzia MiglioraJacopo MilianiAlexandra MirMaurizio MochettiJonathan MonkMattia MoreniMaria MorgantiDaido MoriyamaReinhard MuchaUgo MulasGrégoire MüllerBruno Munari
NHidetoshi NagasawaEduardo NavarroMike NelsonShirin NeshatPedro Neves MarquesOlaf NicolaiMario NigroHermann NitschGastone NovelliNunzio
OAnneè OlofssonLuigi OntaniUriel OrlowNiamh O’MalleyPat O’Neill
PNam June PaikMimmo PaladinoGiulio PaoliniLetícia ParenteClaudio ParmiggianiGiuseppe PenoneNira PeregAchille PerilliDiego PerroneSusan PhilipszChiara PiritoFalke PisanoMichelangelo PistolettoPaola PiviAvery PreesmanElizabeth PriceRichard PriceRuth Proctor
RMichael RakowitzCarol RamaRobin RhodeJames RichardsPipilotti RistMarc Andre RobinsonMatheus Rocha PittaRollins + K.O.S.Sergio RomitiMathilde RosierDieter RothMichal RovnerThomas Ruff
STom SachsAnri SalaDoris SalcedoRemo SalvadoriSalvoAntonio SanfilippoGiuseppe SantomasoTomás SaracenoJulião SarmentoHiraki SawaEmilio ScanavinoSalvatore ScarpittaWolfgang ScheppeMario SchifanoToti ScialojaFerdinando SciannaLorenzo Scotto Di LuzioSean ScullyKateřina ŠedáMarinella SenatoreWael ShawkySissiMichael SnowNedko SolakovAnia SolimanGiuseppe SpagnuloEttore Spalletti
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SAdriano SpatolaCally SpoonerSimon StarlingDaniel Steegmann MangranèHito SteyerlThomas StruthAlexandra SukharevaCatherine SullivanBatia SuterHarald Szeemann
TAthena TachaTancrediFiona TanAntoni TàpiesPascale Marthine TayouDiana ThaterGrazia ToderiTricia TreacyEmanuele TreviGiulio TurcatoPatrick Tuttofuoco
UUlayGiuseppe Uncini
VFranco VaccariNanni Valentini VALIE EXPORTMarijke van WarmerdamEmilio VedovaClaudio VernaMaurizio VetrugnoFrancesco VezzoliNanda VigoAdrián Villar RojasBill ViolaUlla von BrandenburgWolf Vostell
WLawrence WeinerFranz WestJordan Wolfson
YYang Fudong
ZDriant ZeneliGilberto Zorio

The Venues

The Collection is hosted by the GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Turin, the Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni.

OGR

OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni

Corso Castelfidardo, 22
10128 Torino

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Castello di Rivoli

Castello di Rivoli
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

Piazza Mafalda di Savoia
10098 Rivoli (Torino)

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GAM

GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino

Via Magenta, 31
10128 Torino

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