Call us crazy, but we think it’s strange that the Piedmont region is left out of the Biennale di Venezia every single year. What do places like Bulgaria, South Korea, or even the United States have that the Piedmont region of Italy doesn’t? On the occasion of the 58th Biennale Arte, Combo hosts in Venice The Piedmont Pavilion presented by Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation. We’re not kidding. 2019 is the year of the Piedmontese.
Drafted from an idea of Marianna Vecellio, born from a concept by Carolyn Christov – Bakargiev and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, The Piedmont Pavilion has been realized with the support of Regione Piemonte and Compagnia di San Paolo.
The exhibition includes works of art by both young and established artists – such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Carol Rama, Carlo Mollino – as well as furniture, a large painting, some products of the Piedmontese industry and territory, such as the Fiat 500 from 1957, the TGO orbiting probe (Trace Gas Orbiter) of the European ExoMars mission, but also a precious bottle of Barolo from the artist Pinot Gallizio’s cellar and the story of a revolutionary espresso machine for outer space.