Bosco delle Artiste / Artists’ wood

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents the artists’ wood

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is pleased to announce “Bosco delle artiste” (artists’ wood), and its participation in the WeTree Turin project.

The foundation is planting twenty trees in front of its art centre in Turin, giving life to two new woodlands dedicated to artists. The first (with 13 Liriodendron tulipifera or Tulip trees) will open 30 June 2021, and the second (with 8 Liquidambar styraciflua or American Redgum trees) in autumn.

The public – local, national and international – will be able to choose the twenty women artists that the trees are dedicated to from a shortlist of names, by sending an email to info@fsrr.org with the subject “Twenty names for the artists’ woods”. Each tree will be named after one of the artists that receives the most votes.

The Fondazione’s educational department will act as stewards for the woods, nurturing the trees whilst carrying out activities and workshops among them for children, families, adults and vulnerable people.

The landscape design, supported by the Municipality of Turin, is the work of landscape agronomists Stefania Naretto and Chiara Otella, founders of the LineeVerdi studio.

The Fondazione has invited artist Benni Bosetto (Milan, 1987) to design the plaques for each tree, providing the public with information on the chosen artists, their lives and stories.

The names of the artists are:
1. Carol Rama (April 17, 1918 – September 24, 2015)
2. Carla Accardi (October 9, 1924 – February 23, 2014)
3. Chiara Fumai (February 22, 1978 – 16 August 2017)
4. Marisa Merz (23 May 1926 – 19 July 2019)
5. Francesca Woodman (3 April 1958 – 19 January 1981)
6. Ana Mendieta (18 November 1948 – 8 September 1985)
7. Eva Hesse (11 January 1936 – 29 May 1970)
8. Alina Szapocznikow (May 16, 1926 – March 2, 1973)
9. Louise Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010)
10. Helen Franhenthaler (December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011)
11. Dame Barbara Hepworth (January 10, 1903 – May 20, 1975)
12. Georgia O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986)
13. Lee Krasner (October 27, 1908 – June 19, 1984)
14. Ligya Clark (October 23, 1920 – April 25, 1988)
15. Do Maar (22 November 1907 – 16 July 1997)
16. Anni Albers (12 June 1899 – 9 May 1994)
17. Dorothea Tanning (25 August 1910 – 31 January 2012)
18. Louise Nevelson (23 September 1899 – 17 April 1988)
19. Agnes Martin (22 March 1912 – 16 December 2004)
20. Diane Arbus (14 March 1923 – 26 July 1971)
21. Frida Kahlo (6 July 1907 – 3 July 1954)
22. Sonia Delanauy (14 November 1885 – 5 December 1979)
23. Kathe Kollowitz (8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945)
24. Meret Oppenheim (6 October 1913 – 15 November 1985)
25. Maria Lassing (8 September 1919 – 6 May 2014)
26. Niki de Saint Phalle (29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002)
27. Natalia Sergeevna Gončarova (3 July 1881 – 17 October 1962)
28. Sophie Taeuber-Arp (19 January 1889 – 13 January 1943)
29. Maria Lai (27 September 1919 – 16 April 2013)
30. Leonora Carrington (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011)
31. Gina Pane (24 May 1939 – 5 Marc 1990)
32. Carolee Schneemann (12 October 1939-6 March 2019)

“Bosco delle artiste” is part of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s ongoing commitment to bringing art and nature together, and to stewarding the environment. This ethos extends to the Fondazione’s new sculpture park which opens this summer on San Licerio hill in Guarene, Piedmont. Situated adjacent to Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, a site will be dedicated to contemporary art, including site-specific sculptures and new commissions carefully selected to explore and reflect on the delicate relationship between art and nature. 2,000 trees will be planted to reforest the area, integrating the sculpture park into the hill and creating a space where visitors can connect with the outdoors and contemporary art.

WeTree
Il Bosco delle artiste is part of WeTree, a project designed to establish a new relationship between humans and nature and designed and created by women. WeTree has ambitious goals: to create green areas in Italian cities and name them after women who have distinguished themselves within their fields for a better society; and to encourage good environmental practices.

WeTree (www.wetree.it) was founded by a group of women, who have made sustainable initiatives and equal opportunities their mission. Ilaria Capua, scientist and Director of the One Health Center of Excellence of the University of Florida; Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, weTree President and FAI Vice President and Maria Lodovica Gullino Director of the Agroinnova center of the University of Turin, are supporting this project which has the potential to replicate itself throughout the region. The objectives are ambitious, and the initiative aims to stimulate environmental awareness through the creation of green areas, named after celebrated women who are committed to creating a better society.

The weTree Torino Promoting Committee is composed of: Giulia Anastasia Carluccio – Vice Rector of the University of Turin; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – President of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation and Ambassador of Turin’s excellence in the world; Antonella Parigi – former Councilor for Culture of the Piedmont Region; Elena Accati – former Full Professor of the University of Turin; Stefania Naretto and Chiara Otella – landscape architects owners of Lineeverdi.

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is a non-profit contemporary art space in Turin, founded by Italian collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in 1995. Among one of the first private foundations to open in Italy, it has enabled young artists to make and present ambitious works of art for 25 years. The Fondazione is now an internationally acknowledged centre for research, experimentation, and exchange between artists, critics, curators and collectors from all over the world. Education is a huge part of the Fondazione and its extensive programme aims to give everyone the opportunity to experience and learn about contemporary art.

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