The Department of Education and Culture of the Autonomous Region of Valle d'Aosta, promoted and implemented in collaboration with the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 26 November 2010 to May 8, 2011, an exhibition entitled "Courage. Contemporary Art from the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo "(Centre Saint-Benin, Via Festaz 24-Aosta). The exhibition, presented by Francesco Bonami, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, brings together the works of twenty international artists: Letizia Battaglia (Palermo, 1935), Rossella Biscotti (Molfetta, Bari, 1978), Maurizio Cattelan (Padua, 1960), Marta Dell'Angelo (Pavia, 1970), Donghee Koo (South Korea, 1974), Lara Favaretto (Treviso, 1973), Nan Goldin (USA, 1953), Massimo Grimaldi (Taranto, 1974) , Mona Hatoum (Lebanon, 1952), Jenny Holzer (USA, 1950), Emily Jacir (Palestine, 1970), Armin Linke (Milan, 1966), Alessandro Mancassola and Barbara Ceriani Basilico (collective formed in 2005), Catherine Opie (USA , 1961), Anri Sala (Albania, 1974), Hans Schabus (Austria, 1970), Ahlam Shibli (Palestine, 1970), Mario Spada (Naples, 1971), Catherine Yass (UK, 1963).
Courage is a human characteristic, which makes its possessor capable of dealing with the dangers without fear, pain, uncertainty and intimidation. In contemporary society is not only physical courage against the pain and death but also against the moral shame and freedom of ideas and the courage is no longer a male prerogative, but more and more women, not only in society West, are becoming a symbol of courage. The courage remains in its moral value and social value essential for freedom of expression and human life. The exhibition highlights how contemporary art remains always able to enact important messages capable of representing the world in which we live. Many contemporary artists have faced in their work the theme of courage in both a political sense that in a moral sense