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Giovanni Anselmo

IMG_9570A simplistic room illuminated by spotlights, projectors and natural light…it must be an Arte Povera artist. At the Castello de Rivoli artist Giovanni Anselmo has an exhibition where he displays a range of works including photographs, projectors that display the word “particolare” and a mound of dirt where you as a visitor are invited to stand on one of the stone viewing platforms. Anselmo brings into question the real and the imagined space in his display of these works in the historical setting of the Castello di Rivoli.




IMG_9282A key member of the Arte Povera Movement, Italian artist Mario Merz is known for his igloos, bunches of branches and the fibonacci formula executed in neon lights. In the Merz Foundation two of his branch works are displayed, one outside and one inside. Mertz tied these twigs together in order to showcase organic life and encourage people to look at everyday objects in a new light.