Founded in 1995 by the contemporary art collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, the Fondazione set up its first public gallery in 1997. Over the following years many of today's international artists created a rich exhibition history and quickly made it premier contemporary art collection. That history is recreated here in a sharp, exciting catalog covering the first two decades of the Fondazione.
The 200 works range in media from installation, photography, painting, video, and sculpture, featuring over 60 artists such as Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, James Casebere, Maurizio Cattelan, Thomas Demand, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Carsten Holler, Gary Hume, Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Paul McCarthy, Shirin Neshat, Tony Oursler, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, Cindy Sherman, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Jeff Wall.
Francesco Bonami is the artistic director of the Fondazione in Turin. He is also an internationally known critic and the Lewis Manilow Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.