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04 Oct 2013

Marinella Senatore: Building Communities at Castello di Rivoli

Marinella Senatore, Piccolo Caos (Little Chaos), 2013. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin

Marinella Senatore. Costruire Comunità / Building Communities


05 October 2013 - 06 January 2014 Open from Tuesday to Friday
from 10 am to 5 pm Open Saturday and Sunday
from 10 am to 7 pm Closed on Monday, December 25 and January 1



Piazza Mafalda di Savoia
10098 Rivoli (Turin)

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Marinella Senatore. Costruire Comunità / Building Communities
2013 Fellowship for Young Italian Artists
5 October 2013 - 6 January 2014
Curated by Marcella Beccaria

Building Communities is the first museum exhibition of an important selection of projects that Marinella Senatore has created to date. Following her earliest pieces inspired by the language of cinema and everyday micro-narratives, since 2006 Senatore has been involved the audience as a key protagonist of her work. The artist describes her role as that of an 'activator'. 'I feel that I am part of those processes that see the artist as an activator of energies, who has a score through which people negotiate, or contest, their participation,' Senatore says. 'I seek – she continues - to put into action an affective exchange that moves from story to story. The tale itself becomes and exchange and an open laboratory situation is often constructed, where those who are working learn something, which they take away with them, along with the memory of having been on the set.'
Creating new possibilities for the involvement of the public, the artist has recently created a series of projects, in Italy and abroad, which are structured as cinematic productions, workshops, parades and photo shootings, the subject of which includes the creative and collective process itself. 'Involving in an active dialogue a wide number of people, groups and associations large or small, often outside the art system,' Marcella Beccaria writes, 'Marinella Senatore's projects always construct new and innovative communities, aggregating multiple and heterogeneous energies. Her process rethinks the possibilities of art as a potent agent of exchange and cultural growth.'

Installed in the Manica Lunga of the Castello, the exhibition presents a selection of works from 2003 up to 2013, including the spaces — both metaphorical and real — opened up by each project, such as the School of Narrative Dance, a laboratory for creative writing and a set

for film and photographic productions. Made available to the public, which can reserve their use free of charge, these spaces also welcome and invite the collaboration of numerous local associations. As of today active collaborations include the Scuola Holden in Turin, that has included the exhibition as part of its courses.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Senatore is organizing a public parade, which will build a new community around Castello di Rivoli, from Val Susa to Turin.

Marinella Senatore (born in Cava de' Tirreni, Salerno in 1977, lives and works in Berlin) is the winner of the 2013 Fellowship for Young Italian Artists, an initiative conceived by Marcella Beccaria, Chief Curator of Castello di Rivoli, and sponsored by the Friends and Supporters of the Museum. 'We want to think of the Fellowship as a dynamic initiative, and this year the winning artist will be granted a solo exhibition at the Museum,' says Marinella Guglielmi, President of the Friends. 'Since its establishment in 2000 – Guglielmi says - the Fellowship has been a tool able to reinvent itself, in synergy with developments in artistic production and the curatorial research activities of the Castello.'

The exhibition Marinella Senatore. Building Communities is co-sponsored by the
Supporting Friends of Castello di Rivoli

Auditions to participate in Marinella Senatore's project are on-going. For information and proposals for participation, please contact :,,

Media partners LA STAMPA and RAI Radio3
Technical sponsor DU PARC Contemporary Suites

Part of the program for Italian art AMACI

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