Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art announces that Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, current Director of the museum, will retire from her post at the age of 66, after over twenty years of service at the museum, both as a Chief Curator and later Director.
Christov-Bakargie was chief curator at the Castello di Rivoli from 2002 to 2008, and served as its interim director for a period. As director, she oversaw a major expansion of the museum, completed in 2019, that allowed it to incorporate the $570 million Francesco Federico Cerruti Collection into its holdings, making it among the first contemporary art institutions to support an encyclopedic collection. Christov-Bakargie will retire by the end of 2023.
Since its opening in 1984, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the first contemporary art museum in Italy, home to an important Arte Povera collection, has promoted art and culture as fundamental tools for understanding our era, stimulating the social and civil growth of the region in which it operates thanks to the participation of a local and international public. In addition to collecting and exhibiting works of art, the museum is a center for creativity, research, education and the development of culture especially in the field of contemporary art, by reflecting on the present through a dynamic relationship with the past.
Image :Castello di Rivoli and Manica Lunga Photo Paolo Pellion
Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino
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