Portrait of PATRIZIA SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO. Photo by Stefano Sciuto. Courtesy the artist.

The Commissioner

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

As 21st-century collectors increasingly seek big returns on their art investments, leading to brand names and bland conformity, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo remains committed to pursuing an individualistic path. On the day of my visit to her eponymous foundation, housed within an old tire factory in one of Turin’s former industrial neighborhoods, she had just arrived fresh off a plane from London. Warmly greeting me, she encouraged me to explore the works in “Capriccio 2000,” one of the three exhibitions hosted at the space featuring Italian artists born in the 1990s, and selected by three curators from Denmark, Greece, and the United Kingdom, who had taken part in the foundation’s curatorial residency program. 

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