Magazzino, the new warehouse art space in the Hudson Valley devoted to Postwar and Contemporary Italian art, will be open to the public by appointment starting June 28, 2017, with an inaugural presentation that will pay homage to Margherita Stein.
Margherita “Christian” Stein at her home-gallery mid 1960’s Piazza San Carlo, Turin, Italy. Artworks by Jannis Kounellis, Luciano Fabro, Michelangelo Pistoletto. Photo by Mario Sarotto
Margherita Stein by Elio Torrieri (b. Italy 1945), 1995, life-size, acrylic on shaped wood
Margherita Stein was the founder of the historic Galleria Christian Stein in Turin, Italy, and one of the pioneers of the Arte Povera movement, and Magazzino’s premiere presentation will continue her legacy in the United States by fostering a renewed dialogue around Postwar Italian art. Based on Stein’s legacy, the inaugural display at Magazzino will showcase over four decades of historic works by artists including Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gilberto Zorio, Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi and Remo Salvadori.
Located along the Hudson River, in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino will display works from the Olnick Spanu Collection, with the mission of supporting further recognition and research of Postwar and Contemporary Italian art in the United States.
Read more on the opening announcement of Magazzino on the Art Newspaper, Art News and Artforum: