The exhibition "Air, Flowers, Salt. Artworks from the Collections of Castello d iRivoli Museum or Contemporary Art" offers a new perspective to the museum collections, spanning new acquisitions Gilberto Zorio, Luciano Fabro, Marco Bagnoli, Ingela Ihrman, and Jannis Kounellis.
In spite of the generational and cultural diversity, these artists share sensibility towards the natural, the organic life of plants, and the ductility and reminiscence of the matter. The selected works invite the public to discover a hodgepodge of narratives; from personal memories shaping the objects to collective accounts; from the evanescent and atmospheric essence of colors to their relevance; from the magic of nature to its sublime dynamic.
Ettore Spalletti's poetics pivots on colors used in the form of pigments, in a slow process mixing Amphora Basin, Vases (Anphora Basin, Vases), 1982, is a sculptural installation, where Spalletti adopts colors such as the white, the gray, the light blue, and the pink. The artist considers the light blue as an atmospheric color, which does not exist as a surface, rather as an environmental condition. He also adopts the pink, reminisce of the human skin tone; it is a constantly variable color, which is a steady tone of two skin of spiritual conditions and intelligence whose skin belongs to.
Aslı Çavuşoğlu is interested in how disciplines such as archeology, ethnography, and anthropology investigate social events, producing discretional narratives. Çavuşoğlu expresses a personal view by collecting partial or unqualified objects, and observing the specific environment of conflict zone.