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 Francesco Federico Cerruti Collection (edited by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marcella Beccaria, March 6 - November 4, 2018), Andy Warhol. Two masterpieces from the Collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti (edited by Fabio Belloni, 22 January - 22 April 2019) and D'après Leonardo (edited by Laura Cantone and Fabio Cafagna, 8 July 2019 - 5 January 2020), will be presented to the public the core 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 preserved in the villa of 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 museum of contemporary art in the world to include in its collections an encyclopedic collection from the past that aims 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 made in distant historical periods.
The Cerruti Collection, the result of the passion and intelligence of Francesco Federico Cerruti, an entrepreneur and collector who passed away after a discreet and reserved life in 2015, at the age of 93, has been the museum's new center since May 2019; it is a private collection of the highest quality which 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 writing desks by famous cabinet makers 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.