Steps away from the Boschi Di Stefano house museum designed by Portaluppi, the gallery weaves a fil-rouge connecting three civic numbers in the quiet Via Stradella. Number 7 hosts the headquarters on the lower floor. At number 1 and 4, two bright spaces with high ceilings and distinctive flooring look out onto the street through wide glass windows. The three spaces, nearby but unique in their identities, favor unexpected dialogues among artists and collectors, which continue at Bar Basso, just around the corner.
The first artist exhibited, in 1995, was Franco Vimercati: since then, photography has tied together the eclectic research of various artists, from Roni Horn and Zoe Leonard to Jitka Hanzlová and Luisa Lambri. Raffaella’s inclination towards women artists led her to the work of Barbara Bloom, Kiki Smith, Kimsooja, Martha Rosler, Helen Mirra, Allyson Strafella, Silvia Bächli, Nazgol Ansarinia and Monica Bonvicini. The challenging choices in the market are a constant variable: performance is fundamental to Marcello Maloberti, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Joan Jonas and Simone Forti; as video art is to T.J. Wilcox, Yael Bartana, Michael Fliri, William E. Jones and Alejandro Cesarco. The gallery also exhibits leaders of contemporary sculpture: Jessica Stockholder, Miroslaw Balka, Karla Black and Francesco Arena. 30 artists, 30 solid collaborations built in 25 years of dedication and indispensable freedom.