A house, halfway

16 May 2017 – 1 October 2017

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

List of artists: Afterall, Elisabetta Benassi, Francesco Bertelé, Ludovica Carbotta, Paolo Chiasera, Gandolfo Gabriele David, Nicolò Degiorgis, Francesca Grilli, Elena Mazzi and Rosario Sorbello, Stefan Milosavljeic, Carmelo Nicotra.  

A house, halfway is the result of the 11th edition of the Young Curators Residency Programme of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Curated by Andrew de Brún, Inês Geraldes Cardoso, Kateryna Filyuk, the exhibition features work by eleven emerging and established Italian artists, whose practices span the length of the country. The new commissions and existing works respond to the concept of a Halfway House, a structure that serves as a shelter for recent prisoners, a stopping point for travellers, or a compromise between two opposing views.

As a curatorial framework, the halfway house becomes a moment of pause to engage with the different motivations for travel that continue to define the country as a site of passage: from the peripatetic traveler of the Grand Tour to the migrant seeking refuge. The exhibition allows the audience to create an itinerary of critical reflections on these parallel histories of transit, and the moments of liminal suspension that they generate.