At the age of 14, I told my father, Massimo Minini, “I’m coming to Basel with you.” Very surprised by this desire of mine, he took me with him. Since then I have never missed an edition, and I’ve been attending the fair for thirty years now. I felt immediately at ease; wandering around the stands under construction, looking around, meeting artists and gallery owners, I helped as much as I could. What a wonderful world! Our house was always frequented by artists, they stayed with us for dinner, they slept there, and with some of them we spent wonderful vacations.
I remember the beautiful days with Luciano Fabro in Sardinia, the outings on rubber dinghies with Carla Accardi and the trips to Spoleto to visit Sol LeWitt, who slowly but rigorously swam in the pool. We watched him, hypnotized by his rhythm. I believe that my idea of a gallery was born unconsciously in those years. More concretely, after working with Massimo, I opened my own space in Milan in 2006, combining past experience with a search for new international talents. My sister Alessandra has now joined us, bringing a further vision that strengthens and consolidates even more the relationship between the two spaces. As in the great Italian tradition, that’s a family business!