Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
In our on-going video series, writer and curator Francesca Gavin and art advocate Pari Ehsan take you on a journey to some of the world’s most exciting private yet publicly accessible collections of contemporary art.
With no destination too far, Gavin and Ehsan jumped behind the wheel of the BMW 7 Series and went on one epic road trip to discover contemporary art in hidden places – from pulsating city centres to the tranquil provinces. First on their road trip was the Turin-based collection Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Located in the region of Piedmont, the Foundation was established in 1995 by Italian grande dame of contemporary collecting, Patricia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Since the 1990s, Re Rebaudengo has prided herself on recognizing early on the talent of artists who later went on to achieve international acclaim, such as Doug Aitken and Tauba Auerbach for example. Today, the Foundation is dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of young artists, with organising thematic exhibitions as well as showing works from the collection.