The New Season of ArtSocial couldn't have started on a more inspirational note this fall.
On 2nd October at the Institute of Italian Culture, we were privileged to join a candid conversation of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaundengo, one of the most acclaimed and influential art collectors of our time with Lorena Munoz Alonso, an art critic & UK editor of @artnet.
Just last week the Financial Times titled Patrizia as "the towering presence in the world of contemporary art."
Having founded the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in 1995 in Turin, she has been an active collector and supporter of artistic commissions and production, paying careful attention to young artists. Two decades later Patrizia is opening a new Foundazione in Madrid in 2019.
It was fascinating to hear Patrizia share with us first-hand her life story in the world of arts from the times when she began collecting vintage pillboxes as a girl, "exercising her eye" and learning about art to when she became a world-renowned collector of Contemporary Art.
"I learnt a lot through art: I learnt to talk less and to listen more - to be attentive to what the artist wants to say in its work."
It was a fantastic treat to have an opportunity to listen to Patrizia talk in her own words about her devotion and passion for the art and learn how, on so many different levels, it transformed her life as a person and an art collector.