28 July – 29 Septemeber 2018
Gallery Three & Four
Turin-based Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo began collecting contemporary art in 1992 and is one of the most respected private collectors in Europe. Having now amassed approximately 1,500 artworks by many of the major names in international contemporary art, one of her early interests was in supporting women artists.
Drawing on her collection, Herstory features artworks by some of the leading female artists of the last forty years including Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas, and explores how they have radically altered the face of contemporary art.
In addition to the works from Re Rebaudengo’s collection, the exhibition showcases select items from across our own rich art, museum and local history collections offering further resonance to some of the issues being addressed.
In 1995 Re Rebaudengo established the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in her native Turin. Alongside educational initiatives and exhibitions, the Fondazione prioritises collaboration with other public galleries to support artists and promote contemporary art.
With the support from Art Fund we have invited a range of young people and women to add their ‘voice’ to the exhibition. Read more about it here.
Image: Berlinde de Bruyckere, Le Femme Sans Tête, 2004 Courtesy Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Image: Sherrie Levine, Untitled (After Walker Evans: 6), 1990 Courtesy Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo