The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s Art Park is a park on the hill of San Licerio which hosts permanent large sculptures. Located in the municipality of Guarene in the Piedmont region, the park lies on a hillside overlooking woods, fields and fortresses. It is a place of extraordinary beauty belonging to the winemaking landscapes of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato areas, which are Unesco World Heritage sites. The Park expands the activities of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, which was instituted in 1995 and is dedicated to contemporary art, in an outdoor context. The Fondazione opened its first headquarters in the halls of the Seventeenth-Century Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene in 1997.
The Park is a meeting place, and a space for a balanced dialogue between nature and the works of contemporary artists from all over the world, installed alongside rows of Nebbiolo vines, among willows, cypresses and oaks. The Park was designed by landscape architects Lorenzo Rebediani and Vera Scaccabarozzi, and was inspired by the mosaic of “tiles” composed by the fields, hazelnut groves and vineyards surrounding it.
The Art Park is open to the public and accessible by walking along a promenade, which was designed to offer visitors a variety of paths and views on the artworks and the surrounding nature. Some of the installations were commissioned by the Fondazione specifically for the Park, while others have found a new, harmonious host, in the Art Park.
The Park is an open-air museum, guided by a principle of full accessibility for everyone.
The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation has always been committed to protecting the environment, also through the consolidated partnership with Asja Ambiente, an international group that has been operating in the field of renewable energy and environmental sustainability for over 25 years.
Particularly, Asja, with the CO₂ reduction platform, dedicated to offsetting CO₂ emissions, has planted over 2,500 trees in the Park. These plants contribute to the consolidation of the soil, the safety of the exhibition paths and over the next twenty years they will capture about 200 tons of CO₂ present in the air.
Since 1995, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is committed to foster contemporary art and culture by supporting new generations of artists, realising exhibitions, producing artworks, and actively involving the public.