On 28th June, collectors and patrons Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu opened Magazzino Italian Art, a new private space of more than 2000 squared meter entirely dedicated to Italian Art from post war period until today, and directed by Vittorio Calabrese.
The new cultural institution stands in a former warehouse (Magazzino) in Cold Spring, in the Hudson Valley – NY, and gathers artworks from the Olnick Spanu collection.
The institution’s mission is to promote Italian art and artists in the US, and the first exhibition, Margherita Stein: Rebel With a Cause celebrates the historical founder of the Turinese Christian Stein Gallery, pioneer of the Arte Povera movement.
The exhibition collects the Stein inheritance in the Unites States, renewing the dialogue about Italian art, with works by Anselmo, Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis, Merz, Paolini, Pistoletto, and Zorio among others.
Magazzino also houses a library and an archive about Arte Povera.
Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Picture: Giulio Paolini, Amore e Psiche, 1981