For the training of curators across the territory
CAMPO is the Course for Curators devised, designed and organised on the initiative of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – thereby completing the training offer of the RES.Ò project.
The RES.Ò platform was in fact a key interlocutor of the Campo programme in terms of sharing projects and professional skills, thanks to the presence of representatives of the main players in the contemporary art system in Piedmont, a network of institutions and people with whom the students on the course came into close contact, through dedicated visits and meetings.
Today, the CAMPO programme continues on its own. Its uniqueness distinguishes it within the panorama of Italian training provision for contemporary art. The proposed formula combines a specialised course with a touring residency, and is structured as an itinerary: starting from the museum, the operational base for training and direct professional experience (150 hours of class lessons); it then develops into a research journey on the move (200 hours of hands-on learning experience) through a rich calendar of studio visits (field trips) to leading Italian and European art institutions, non-profit spaces, galleries and artists’ studios. The programme also includes hours for individual study and workshop experiences.
Since 2015, Goethe-Institut Turin has been a Campo partner and supports the project by promoting lessons, conferences and study trips to Germany.
At the end of the course, thanks to the support of the two Foundations, up to four work grants are awarded for an internship period with the main players in the sector throughout the Piedmont region.
The student participants in the tenth edition, CAMPO22, have been selected. The course regularly started in January 2022.
The ninth edition of CAMPO – Course for aspiring curators of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation began in January 2021 and ended last November. Every year the programme of meetings, trips and theoretical focuses tries to follow the Italian and international calendar of major events. In this edition, also dictated by the continuation of the Covid-19 health emergency, the ten selected students participated in 6 face-to-face lessons and 4 online. Starting from the month of May, with the reopening of cultural institutions and the possibility of travelling on the national territory, they were able to visit various realities based in Rome, Naples, Milan, Venice, Bolzano and carry out more than one “virtual field trip” as a survey of the European art scene, where they met, among others, Charles Esche, director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
CAMPO21 participants also founded the Proteo collective and conceived the final project Productive Leisure.
The eighth edition of CAMPO for aspiring curators held by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo ended last September. Every year the programme of meetings, trips and theoretical focuses tries to follow the Italian and international calendar of major events. In this edition, however, characterised by the Covid-19 health emergency, the ten selected students participated in some live lectures and others online. They also managed to visit several national realities based in Venice, Bolzano and Verona, plus a ‘virtual fieldtrip’ to investigate the Berlin scene, where among others, they met Krist Gruijthuijsen, director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
TBD X POST is the final project of the course.
During the seventh edition of CAMPO for aspiring curators at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, the ten students who attended the course visited the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam where, among other guests, they met Karen Archey, art critic and curator.
In the sixth edition of CAMPO, among other guests, the ten students who attended the course met Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, one of the curators of Manifesta.
ARACATACA is the final project of the course.
The fifth edition of CAMPO coincided with the major Documenta event held in Kassel. During their study trip, the students met Dieter Roelstraete, a member of the curatorial team.
RAZZLE-DAZZLE Camouflaging [in] Society is the final project of the course.
The fourth edition of CAMPO saw students engaged in the implementation of PIIGS, a project arising from collaboration between international curatorial schools from Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. PIIGS is a platform for dialogue around the theme of the economic crisis and its impact on artistic and curatorial practices. The results of this dialogue were presented during Artissima in the form of exhibitions, talks, round tables and lectures.
During the third edition of CAMPO, the ten students worked on the production of a video, a virtual curatorial space that used the works of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection to create a film narrative.
The FuoriCAMPO video is the final project produced by the students on the course.
The second edition of CAMPO for aspiring curators at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, which lasted over eight months, replicated the study methodology successfully tested during the first edition.
The eight students who attended CAMPO13 also devised and implemented host: a project that involved a cycle of seven exhibitions held from January to July 2014 in various Italian cities such as Turin, Bologna, Rome, Venice and Milan. The project critically analysed mobility as both an opportunity and a constraint in the creative process, creating possibilities to meet and dialogue with artists of the same age, working in the various cities visited. The guest artists created seven ‘hit-and-run exhibitions’ lasting only one evening and staged in flats rented through airbnb.it, occupied by the project curators themselves.
The first edition of CAMPO for aspiring curators at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo took place from November 2012 to June 2013.
Ten students attended CAMPO12, selected among the approximately 80 applications received in response to the call for applications for the first edition of the course issued in May 2012. The students, aged between 23 and 34, came from all over Italy and had graduated mainly in Art History and Cultural Management.
At the end of the first edition, the students worked together on the production of a real exhibition entitled A Linkin Park, on the theme of digital and mobile technologies, designing an exhibition that could be viewed via smartphone thanks to a QRcode, and physically present in the external spaces of the Fondazione Sandretto. The exhibition was also accompanied by a bilingual publication with contributions from various experts on the subject.