During the press conference held today, September 25th 2017, Patrizia Sandretto announced the opening of a new branch of her Italian foundation in Madrid. The Fundaciòn reflects the aim of enlarging the horizons of both Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s (established in 1995 and with more than 20-years of experience) exhibition programme and education activities, and will position itself in Madrid’s art and cultural system thanks to the dialogue with the local public institutions, communities, associations and firms.
The foundation will be situated in Matadero Madrid, the cultural centre that is situated in the district of Arguanzuela.
“Madrid is a great European Capital, a bridge for Latin America, a continent the importance of which is widening on the contemporary art scene. I fell in love with the Matadero’s magnificent space” said Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, “with its fascinating architecture and with its community, so engaged and committed. With the birth of Fundaciòn Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Madrid we are going to experiment and to grow the model and the practices that, every day and for more than 20 years, we have been applying to support young artists and to promote the knowledge of contemporary art and its social role, bringing it closer to an ever growing public”.
“I am really happy that, from now on, we will have the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudego Collection displayed in the Matadero’s Nave 9” said Manuela Carmena Castrillo “The Fundación Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is what we need to have the collection here in Madrid, and make it grow and strengthen, just as it did in Torino. In this way, Madrid keeps on focusing even more strongly on culture”.
- Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo at Matadero, Madrid © Benedetta Mascalchi