Curated by: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
With the exhibition Giorgio Morandi. Masterpieces from the Collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art continues the in-depth program on the works of the Cerruti Collection. After the exhibitions Giorgio de Chirico. Masterpieces from the Collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti (curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marcella Beccaria, 6 March - 4 November 2018), Andy Warhol. Two masterpieces from the Collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti (curated by Fabio Belloni, 22 January - 22 April 2019) and D'après Leonardo (curated by Laura Cantone and Fabio Cafagna, 8 July 2019 - 5 January 2020), will be presented to the public the nucleus of paintings by Giorgio Morandi (Bologna, 1890-1964) collected by the accountant Francesco Federico Cerruti (Genoa, 1922 - Turin, 2015) and today part of the collection kept in the villa in Rivoli.
Thanks to an agreement signed in July 2017 with the Francesco Federico Cerruti Foundation, the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art museum in the world to include in its collections an encyclopedic collection of the past that aims to to create a new model of museum in which the art of different eras is observed from contemporary perspectives, thus making possible a vital comparison between collections, today's artists and masterpieces created in distant historical periods. The Cerruti Collection, fruit of the passion and intelligence of Francesco Federico Cerruti, entrepreneur and collector who died after a discreet and reserved life in 2015, at the age of 93, has been the new pole of the Museum since May 2019; it is a private collection of the highest quality that includes almost three hundred sculptural and pictorial works ranging from the Middle Ages to the contemporary and collects ancient books, bindings, more than three hundred furniture and furnishings including carpets and desks by famous cabinetmakers and, in particular, masterpieces ranging from the works of Bernardo Daddi and Pontormo to those of Renoir, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Klee, Boccioni, Balla and Magritte, to get to Bacon, Burri, Warhol, De Dominicis and Paolini.