Hito Steyerl to premiere new work at Castello di Rivoli

Castello di Rivoli, Turin. © Andrea Guermani


Hito Steyerl will unveil a new sound and video-based multimedia installation as part of her forthcoming show at Castello di Rivoli, Turin. The exhibition, which opens on 1 November and runs to the end of June, unites two figures who have in recent years topped ArtReview’s Power 100: Steyerl in 2017 and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director of Castello di Rivoli, in 2012.

The work will be Steyerl’s first new installation since Hell Yeah We Fuck Die in 2016, which was created for the Bienal de São Paulo and has since travelled extensively (it is currently on view at Kunstmuseum Basel). Titled The City of Broken Windows, the new work stems, according to a statement issued by Christov-Bakargiev and curator Marianna Vecellio, ‘from research into the practices of Artificial Intelligence industries, surveillance technologies’ and interrogates the ‘contradictory roles’ played by today’s museums. The institution will be ‘boarded up’ with trompe-l’oeil window paintings by Chris Toepfer, named as a protagonist of the new work.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a new Castello di Rivoli publication and by a symposium and study day on Artificial Intelligence on 12 December.

10 September 2018