The patron champions artists long before they have become circuit favourites, not just buying work but bumping profiles by staging shows at her foundation in Turin and nearby Guarene (eagerly watched no doubt by the numerous museums for which she’s a committee member). This year was no exception, with both French video artist Caroline Déodat and Peruvian Daniela Ortiz exhibiting. It’s therefore no surprise that the patron chose nonbinary Brazilian artist Jota Mombaça to stage the performance that laid the foundation stone of her new arts centre on a Venetian island (to open in 2024) during the opening days of the Biennale. Hans Ulrich Obrist was tapped to curate that and a show of Michael Armitage’s new paintings and drawings organised by the foundation in Madrid. Meanwhile, its curatorial pedagogy continues in the residential programme campo (in Turin and Madrid) and Jonas Staal’s summer exhibition in Turin (a ‘training camp for the future’). Exhibitions of works from the collection were held at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville and the Museo Patio Herreriano in Valladolid.
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Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Collector - Networker and founder of Turin’s Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
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