A cutting-edge and internationally recognised contemporary art foundation in Turin, founded in April 1995 by Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo has two separate sites. The main gallery is in a former industrial area of Turin designed by London based architect Claudio Silvestrin. It is a simple, light, accessible and ultimately inspiring building. Created to be a space where artists and curators could work freely within a large, neutral space and consequently the public can appreciate the benefits of these attributes when visiting.
The building stretches to 133 metres in length but at only 9 metres tall and, clad simply in Lecce stone. it is timeless and unobtrusive within it’s landscape. In addition to the exhibition space this building acts as the foundation’s Headquarters and Centre for Contemporary Art and it incorporates offices, small project rooms, an educational department that hosts courses and workshops, an extensive bookshop and a 144-seat auditorium (designed by artist Rudolf Stingel) featuring top of the range audiovisual technology as well as a cafè and a restaurant called ‘Spazio’.
The foundation operates another exhibition space, the converted 18th century Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene d'Alba.
Globally important in the contemporary arts scene the foundation seeks to disseminate the sometimes intimidating world of modern art. There is an emphasis on interaction with the public, critics, curators and artists alike encouraged to have an open interactive relationship with the artwork’s themselves and the space they exist within, as well as promoting discussions on their cultural/emotional/intellectual impact.
The foundation's creator and president is contemporary art collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. She met Francessco Bonami in 1995 and he became and remains the Artistic Director. Their collaborative dynamism attracts some of the most interesting young avant-garde artists but also leading university professors and globally acclaimed professionals, who regularly conducts talks and courses here, and it operates as a leading centre for research.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
via Modane 16, Torino, Italy