Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea presents ‘A.B.O. THEATRON. Art or Life,’ an exhibition dedicated to one of the most important Italian contemporary art historians, critics and curators, Achille Bonito Oliva (Caggiano, 1939).
‘A.B.O. THEATRON. Art or Life’ is part of the overall project Espressioni which investigates the multiple forms of expressivity that cross the history of art and society seeking an understanding of “Expression” that transcends the Eurocentric canon and any unique artistic movement. The curatorial project ‘A.B.O. THEATRON. Art or Life’ was developed by Andrea Viliani, Curator and Head of CRRI, from a concept by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Achille Bonito Oliva. He was assisted by an advisory committee whose members are Marcella Beccaria, Head Curator and Curator of the Museum Collections, along with Cecilia Casorati, Laura Cherubini, Stefano Chiodi, Paola Marino, art historians and curators who, over the years, have closely followed Achille Bonito Oliva’s research, publications and curatorial activity.
On the occasion of this exhibition, GUCCI has designed the uniforms for the exhibition’s “guardian angels,” the gallery assistants who welcome visitors and take care for artworks while on display.