New York’s Hudson Valley is gaining a new arts destination this summer with the launch of Magazzino, a converted warehouse turned arts space that will show postwar and contemporary Italian works of art from the collection of Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. The 20,000 sq ft space (which includes a small library) has been revamped by the architect Miguel Quismodo and is located on the Hudson River in the town of Cold Spring, around 60 miles from Manhattan.
Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu (Image: Marco Anelli © 2016)
Olnick and Spanu created the private space with the aim to expose the work of Italian artists who have “made a significant contribution to society and yet are not widely recognised in the US”, the collectors told The Art Newspaper by email. The warehouse “will be a platform to showcase the artists’ talent and influence”, they added.
The inaugural show, due to open on 28 June, will focus on the late gallerist Margherita Stein, who is best-known for promoting artists associated with the Spatialism and Arte Povera movements. Magazzino will offer free admission, however it will be open by appointment only.