Sensing Painting. Works from the art collection of the CRC Foundation presents works belonging to the Collection of the Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation, collected from 2017 to today through ColtivArte, a project promoted by the Foundation itself and coordinated by a high-profile Scientific Commission composed of the Director of the Castello di Rivoli Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, by the Director of the Art Institute at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel Chus Martínez and by the Director of the Consortium of Royal Savoy Residences Guido Curto.
The exhibition enhances the guidelines according to which the Collection was built: among these in particular the strong presence of works of art by young artists from the Piedmontese and Italian territory, the attention to the international contemporary panorama and the pre-eminence of pictorial works . The exhibition project, which showcases works produced by 50 artists, highlights how painting maintains a fundamental role as an expressive language, especially in the context of the current digital era. Compared to the dematerialization that characterizes a large part of everyday life, the exhibition invites the public to an active and direct encounter with works of art, with an irreplaceable experiential, physical and sensorial value.
In line with the great attention that Fondazione CRC and Castello di Rivoli dedicate to the young generations and to the theme of education, the exhibition offers a rich program of free workshops dedicated to schools. For first cycle schools, as part of the workshops dedicated to contemporary art, the Rondò dei Talenti, an educational and training center created by the CRC Foundation in the center of Cuneo, will host the Sensing painting workshop once a week. The activities will be managed by Scatola Gialla, with the supervision of the Education Department of Castello di Rivoli. For second cycle schools, a rich, new program of visits and workshops related to the exhibition and the Castello di Rivoli Collection is planned, organized by the Museum's Education Department, to rethink the history of painting in a contemporary key.