CURA.

ED ATKINS

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin are hosting a double solo exhibition of British artist Ed Atkins, on view until January 29. The works Even Pricks (2013), Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths (2013), Ribbons (2014), Counting I & II (2014), Hisser (2015) and Happy Birthday!!! (2014), in addition to several new interventions by the artist, are on show at Castello di Rivoli, while Safe Conduct (2016) is presented at Fondazione Sandretto.

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The exhibition at Rivoli, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marianna Vecellio, reflects on the combination of tangibility and absence found in the phantasmagoric dimension of the venue: an ancient castle “under a spell”, perhaps inhabited by ghosts, where such a material intangibility seems to be rendered by the artist via the reality of HD and the digital realm. In contrast, the contemporary architecture of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo hosts the artist’s most recent work, Safe Conduct (2016), a three-channel video-installation whose images incorporate footage of airports that show travelers the procedure to follow in order to pass security checks. In addition to the video-installation, a series of new graphic works related to Safe Conduct is on view in the foundation’s spaces.

Ed Atkins
Castello di Rivoli
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Through January 29

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