Ouverture. Castello di Rivoli, 1985

1985 00:30:30 col.

A report on the Castello di Rivoli, an 18th century castle in the Torino region, formerly a summer home to royal nobility, but as of 1984 a Contemporary Art Museum. Its permanent collection comprises work by the likes of Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, Sol Lewitt and Bruce Nauman and it documents crucial moments in the development of contemporary Italian art. Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Het gerucht’.

Original broadcast date: 18/09/1985


00’00" Titles. 00’15" Exterior views of Castello di Rivoli. 01’30" Succession of views of various rooms, works by Giuseppe Penone, Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Francesco Clemente, Joseph Beuys, Rene Daniels, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Luciano Fabro, Niele Toroni, Bruce Nauman, Lothar Baumgarten, Carl Andre and Giulio Paolini. 03’40" Rudi Fuchs going through the rooms with Joost Declercq and talking about the renovations, the installation, his new approach, his selection criteria and the situation of the castle-museum. 13’00" View of the Daniel Buren room. 13’30" Rudi Fuchs showing work by Pistoletto. Sol LeWitt, Yannis Kounellis, Gilberto Zorio and Mario Merz. 16’25" Fuchs guiding the camera towards works by Francesco Clemente, Gerhard Richter, Enzo Cucchi, Julian Schnabel, Anselm Kiefer, Ulrich Rückriem, Per Kirkeby, John Chamberlain, Giulio Paolini, David Salle, A.R. Penck, Alan Charlton and Gilbert & George, and talking with some of the artists about the way their work is installed. 26’35" Rudi Fuchs saying why he rejects traditional museums. Views of works by Luciano Fabro and Mario Merz. 30’35" Credits. 31’00"
(Source: Jef Cornelis 1964 - 1990, Espace Art Contemporain : Maison de la culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, 1991)

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
Interview and advice Declercq, Joost
Text Hoste, Pol
Camera Delombaerde, Raoul
Sound Van Humbeeck, Robert
Editing Andries, Michel
Editing Vanden Houten, Paul
Produced by BRT