I arrived in Reggio Emilia, a quiet, elegant and clean town full of classical squares and magnificent architecture, to visit the Maramotti Collection’s new exhibition, Rehang, as well as attend the opening of the temporary show. The collection is made of artworks from 1945 till the present day, with more than one hundred twenty artists represented. It is composed of pieces from the most significant artistic trends, mainly Italian and North American, from the second half of the 20th century.
I meet Sara Piccinini, the young and thoughtful senior coordinator of the collection, to talk about the history and principles of the collection, the thinking behind its first rehang and her views on art and society at large. And here is the result of a highly interesting conversation beyond what is a private collection of contemporary art.