Turin Triennial Threemuseums presents T1 "The Pantagruel Syndrome"

75 young international artists, Takashi Murakami and Doris Salcedo Solo shows in 7 exhibition venues in and around the city of Turin.

Dates: 11 November 2005 - 19 March 2006
Press Conference: 9 November, 11:30
Press Preview: 9 November, 13:00 to 22:00
Opening: 9 November, 18:00 to 22:00

Curators: Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Venues: Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (Torino)
Casa del Conte Verde, Rivoli (Torino)
Chiesa di Santa Croce, Rivoli (Torino)
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
GAM Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino
Fondazione Merz, Torino
"PalaFuksas", Torino

T TorinoTriennaleTremusei is the new Turin based triennial exhibition of contemporary art. It is organised by the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the GAM Galleria Civiva d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino. The first edition, T1, is entitled The Pantagruel Syndrome and is curated by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

Pantagruel is a creature of gigantic proportion, with a voracious appetite and incredible strength. An absurd and burlesque hero for a civilisation in transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance invented by the French Renaissance author Francois Rabelais, he is an ideal character who rediscovers the empirical world through the direct experience of his adventures. Yet Pantagruel, who eats, drinks and travels incessantly, occasionally falls ill.

We live in an age of exaltation and frenzy, where stark contrasts and powerful emotions are a daily experience. Globalization is characterised by extremes - extreme progress, extreme scientific research, but also extreme pain and extreme injustice. This tendency, however, is accompanied by great fragility and precariousness; collapse, self-destruction and break-downs are potentially everywhere, at the first sign of a storm brewing.

This 'Syndrome' of ours, becomes the point of departure for the first edition of a new Triennial, featuring two solo exhibitions dedicated to a pair of extremely different artists - Doris Salcedo from Colombia and Takashi Murakami from Japan and a group show with artworks by seventy-five artists from around the world - Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, videos, performances, sound projects and collective and anonymous projects explore the excess of our Pantagruelian universe.

Saâdane Afif, Allora & Calzadilla, Carlos Amorales, Armando Andrade Tudela, Andreoni_Fortugno, Magnús Árnason, Artemio, Micol Assaël, Fikret Atay, Tamy Ben-Tor, Francesco Bonami, Fernando Bryce, Agnieszka BrzeZaNska, Ian Burns, andrea caretto/raffaella spagna, Alessandro Ceresoli, Paolo Chiasera, Choi Hochul, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, CIBOH, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Roberto Cuoghi, Oskar Dawicki, Massimiliano e Gianluca De Serio, Sebastián Díaz Morales, Rä di Martino, Brian Fridge, Christian Frosi, Ryan Gander, Gridthiya Gaweewong, GAZEaBOut, Daniel Guzmán, Chala Hadimi, Jeppe Hein, Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Richard Hughes, Marine Hugonnier, Christian Jankowski, Tom Johnson, Hassan Khan, Thomas Köner, Jin Kurashige, An-My Lê, Christelle Lheureux e Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Justin Lowe, Nalini Malani, Raimundas Malasauskas, Francesco Manacorda, Angelika Markul, Melissa Martin, Anna Matveyeva, Takashi Murakami, Jesús "Bubu" Negrón, Yoshua Okon, Damián Ortega, Ulrike Palmbach, Park Sejin, Jorge Peris, Susan Philipsz, Pi Li, Wit Pimkanchanapong, Shannon Plumb, Riccardo Previdi, Ana Prvacki, Michael Rakowitz, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, David Ratcliff, Porntaweesak Rimsakul, Miguel Ángel Ríos, Sterling Ruby, Ralph Rugoff, Aïda Ruilova, Doris Salcedo, Hans Schabus, Markus Schinwald, Ahlam Shibli, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Kathryn Smith, Trevor Smith, Mikhael Subotzky, Adam Szymczyk, Javier Téllez, Avdei e David Ter-Oganyan, TV Moore, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Chen XiaoYun, James Yamada, Ed Young.