Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
A contemporary art foundation officially set up in Turin in 1995 by contemporary art collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
Contacts & Details
The Italian contemporary art foundation Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo was founded in 1995 by the international contemporary art collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo has three main aims: to promote both Italian and international artists by supporting the production and exhibition of new works; bring an ever growing public closer to contemporary art and to create dialogue, exchange and partnerships with other worldwide art institutions.
The Fondazione’s first exhibition space was set up in 1997 at the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene d’Alba, a small town just outside Turin. In the following years some of the most celebrated international artists of today were shown at the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo. As well as being known for this rich exhibition programme, five editions of the international art prize Premio Regione Piemonte were presented here.
In September 2002, the Fondazione opened its current headquarters, a 3,500 square metre centre for contemporary art in Turin. With a gallery space of over 1,500 square metres, a bookshop, auditorium, educational department, cafeteria and restaurant, the centre is a flexible structure that presents exhibitions bringing together local, national and international artists as well as operating as a meeting place for many different audiences and ages and an experimental platform for contemporary culture.
From as early as 1995, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo has been producing and showing the work of artists who have since gone on to become internationally acclaimed, such as Doug Aitken, Maurizio Cattelan, Damien Hirst and Shirin Neshat. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo has a wide-ranging programme of activities and events (films, talks, music, theatre, performance and dance) that are organised in parallel and in response to all the main shows. The exhibitions are challenging, often of an experimental and site-responsive nature that cover political, social and philosophical themes and issues.
The Fondazione has an Educational Department to accommodate local schools and runs courses for adults about contemporary art as well as providing a team of art mediators situated within the exhibition space, who are always on hand to further explain the concept of each exhibition and talk about individual works with visitors.
The Fondazione also organises an annual Young Curators Residency Programme for recently graduated foreign curators, who are given the chance to travel the country to meet Italian artists and professionals and curate their first major exhibition.
In addition, the Fondazione organises an annual international Prize (Premio StellaRe) honouring women’s achievements across the world.
The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection was started in the early 1990s and today still constantly evolves. It consists of contemporary works of art of varied media by both internationally acclaimed and emerging artists. The collection also features an additional section of historical photographs that retrace the history of the Italian landscape.
thu, fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm; sat, sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
mon, tue, wed
Adult: € 5; Reduced: € 3; Thursday: free entry
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Via Modane 16 Torino, 10141 Italy
Installation view of Tutttovero. Image courtesy of Silvano Artico
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. Image courtesy of Silvano Artico