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Expanding Horizons

Friday 20 April - 3 pm - in English

In the Talks Room (Hôtel de la Poste - Tour & Taxis)

Fundación Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Madrid
The new project of a collector and patron who, with her Turin based art foundation, has shaped the role of contemporary art for over the last 25 years.

A conversation between Independent project producer and curator Abaseh Mirvali and art patron and collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Founder and President Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin)

Madrid, chosen for being a bridge between Latin America and Europe, will see, in 2019, the opening of a new center for contemporary art by the renowned contemporary art patron and collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo at the vibrant cultural center Matadero. Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo will expand the limits and horizons of her foundation in Turin, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, to reach the community of a city she considers her second home, by exhibiting works from her collection, nourishing Spanish and Latin American talent, discovering emerging local and international artists and curators while finding new ways and projects that connect contemporary art with the community.

Abaseh Mirvali has had a long-term relationship with Latin America and the city of Turin throughout her career, curating exhibitions and developing projects internationally.

In this conversation, Patrizia and Abaseh will discuss the highlights of the planning and design of Fundación Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Madrid, how Patrizia and her Turin foundation have helped to shape the role of contemporary art in Turin and abroad for more than 25 years, the importance of the Collection for the Madrid project, why Madrid is the perfect city for a new foundation, what programs of the Fondazione could also be implemented in the Spanish Fundación as well as how the two bodies will work together and in what ways will they be different.

Abaseh Mirvali (US - IR)

Abaseh Mirvali is an Independent Contemporary Art & Architecture Curator & Project Producer, based in Berlin and Mexico City. She is currently curating a show of Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian, to be presented at OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin during the summer of 2018. Her latest publication, “The relationship between the transcendental and the tangible. The use of gold and its meaning in the work of Mira Schendel, Mathias Goeritz, and Liliana Maresca,” is part of the exhibition catalog, A Tale of Two Worlds Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection 1940s-1980s, currently shown at the MMK Frankfurt Am Main, and to be inaugurated at the MAMBA in Buenos Aires later this year. Mirvali served as CEO, Executive Director and Comisaria of The Biennial of the Americas. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the Colección Jumex and Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo.

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (IT)

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is the founder and President of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. She turned her passion for art into an organized activity in 1995, when she created the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. In 1997 the first venue of the Fondazione, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, was opened at Guarene d'Alba. In 2002 an exhibition venue opened in Turin, an internationally acknowledged center for research, experimentation, and exchange between artists, critics, curators and collectors from all over the world. She is a member of the International Council of MoMA and of Tate Gallery, of the Leadership Council of New Museum, of the Modern and Contemporary Art Committee of Philadelphia's Museum of Art, of CCS Board of Governors of Bard College, among other institutions. She has been awarded the title of “Riconoscimento di Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana” (2005) and the title of “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Republic (2009)
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