Underneath the Street, the Beach

29 May 2012 – 2 August 2012

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Curated by Benoit Antille, Michele Fiedler, Andrey Parshikov

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and V-A-C, VICTORIA – the Art of being Contemporary, Moscow present Underneath the Street, the Beach.

Inspired by a protest slogan used during the French May 1968 protests “Sous les pavés, la plage,” the exhibition explores the importance of making active gestures and taking positions that redefine our relation to reality.

Underneath the Street, the Beach presents works by artists who experiment with disruptive strategies and counter-narratives in order to create new dynamics and conditions for visibility within the socio-political, cultural and urban Italian context of today. By drawing on both the vitality and poetic content of the featured works, the exhibition suggests imagining new aspects of life beyond the obvious surface and, as suggested in the title, a possible way to find the beach beneath the street.

Now in its sixth year, the Young Curators Residency programme at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo aims to develop young curators’ intellectual and professional capabilities and to promote Italian contemporary art worldwide. Every year three young foreign curators are invited to Italy for a three-month residency that culminates in the curation of a final show. The programme is coordinated by London based curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol.

Artists in the exhibition: Yuri Ancarani, Francesco Arena, Ludovica Carbotta, Angelo Castucci, Danilo Correale, Luca De Leva, Tomaso De Luca, Giulio Delvè, Tony Fiorentino, Helena Hladilova, Renato Leotta, Beatrice Marchi, Liliana Moro, Maria Pecchioli, Alessandro Quaranta, Andrea Romano, Mirko Smerdel, Nico Vascellari, Valentina Vetturi.