Musei Civici di Palazzo Pianetti e Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Jesi

Anthology (2013-2023)
22 April 2023 – 03 September 2023

The Musei Civici di Palazzo Pianetti and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi present the exhibition ANTHOLOGY (2013- 2023) by Patrizio di Massimo, an internationally renowned artist, born in Jesi and now living in London. An artist dealing with depth and intimacy of things, in search of his own balance between himself and reality. Through his artistic research, the themes he deals with and his original style, which all come together in refined and emblematic portrayals, Patrizio Di Massimo reinterprets the legacy of the great masters of the past in an original, stimulating dialogue that in Jesi involves both the masterpieces of Lorenzo Lotto at Palazzo Pianetti, home of the Civic Art Gallery, such as the Entombment (1511), the Madonna of the Roses (1526), Saint Lucy before the judge Paschasius (1532), the Annunciation (around 1530) and the Visitation (around 1530), as well as the ancient works of art exhibited in Palazzo Bisaccioni Art Gallery, including paintings by Guercino, Giorgio Vasari and Raffaellino del Colle.

The exhibition is set up in the old town of Jesi both at Palazzo Pianetti, where the artist’s works dialogue with Lorenzo Lotto’s masterpieces, and Palazzo Bisaccioni, where a group of works related to the theme of self-portrait is presented.

ANTHOLOGY (2013- 2023) brings together twenty-five mainly large-format paintings, together with a series of drawings and a ceramic installation, produced over the last ten years, which witness per exempla the evolution of a pictorial research that combines suggestions taken from 20th century art history (in particular Otto Dix and Christian Schad, but also Achille Funi and Gio Ponti) with an intimate, ironic and grotesque imagery, full of references to a familiar everyday life, revisited in a fantastic and symbolic key.

The exhibition, curated by Massimo Vitangeli and Ludovico Pratesi, consists of sections that have characterized Patrizio di Massimo’s work: the Self-Portraits, the Family Portraits, the Quarrels, the Portraits, the Love Stories, the Esoteric paintings.

This is the largest anthological exhibition ever held by the artist for the number of works on display, coming from important Italian collections, and is accompanied by a catalogue of more than one hundred works, published by the prestigious Quodlibet publishing house, set in Le Marche.

For the exhibition, the artist has created a large triptych inspired by Lorenzo Lotto’s
Entombment, present in the Palazzo Pianetti collection, and an intimate self-portrait for Palazzo Bisaccioni, comparing with the famous artists of the past present in the ancient art collection. The importance of the event also lies in the collaboration between two institutions of the local museums network, which in such process of co-planning are committed to becoming bearers of civic and symbolic values, hosting a structured and complete itinerary involving the public and private sectors in a common effort to enhance the town of Jesi and its cultural potential, reactivating a heritage in the name of contemporaneity.

“Patrizio di Massimo’s extensive solo exhibition is expression of the desire of Jesi’s cultural institutions to enhance artists born in or closely linked to Le Marche who have gained experience abroad, thus becoming bearers of new stimuli and reflections for citizens both living in Jesi and in the region. In fact, one of the missions of the Musei Civici is to be a sensitive receiver of Le Marche’s cultural landscape: Patrizio di Massimo’s exhibition aims to make the town rediscover artistic personalities capable of offering a new vision of the heritage of the places of their roots,’ explains Massimo Vitangeli, curator of the exhibition at Palazzo Pianetti.

“For several years now, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi has focused on the discovery, promotion and enhancement of the national and international contemporary scene, making it possible for art to meet the local community and a wider public. This important monographic exhibition of Patrizio di Massimo reveals the most fascinating face of art capable of interpreting contemporaneity with a gaze at art history, within an exhibition programme linked to the privileged relationship with the contemporary”, adds Ludovico Pratesi, curator of the exhibition at Palazzo Bisaccioni.

A special thanks goes to T293 Gallery, Rome and Monteverdi, Tuscany for their generous support in organising the exhibition.

Thanks also to the galleries ChertLüdde (Berlin), T293 (Rome) and Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels) for their contributions to the catalogue.

Biographical notes

Patrizio di Massimo (Jesi, 1983) lives and works in London, where he graduated from the Slade School of Art. His recent solo exhibitions include: Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels (2022), Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (2021), T293, Rome (2021), François Ghebaly, Los Angeles (2021), Palazzo Ducale, Urbino (2019), KURA., Milan, (2019), ChertLüdde, Berlin (2018), Monteverdi, Tuscany (2015), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2014), Gasworks, London (2013), Villa Medici, Rome (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: Kathmandu Triennale, Nepal (2022), Para Site, Hong Kong (2020), Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo (2019), Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (2019), Museion, Bolzano (2018), EVA International, Limerick (2018), HangarBicocca, Milan (2017), Fiorucci Art Trust, London (2015), Triennale di Milano (2015), MUHKA, Antwerp (2014), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2013), MAXXI, Rome (2012).

Anthology (2013-2023)

Curated by Massimo Vitangeli and Ludovico Pratesi

Texts by Barbara Casavecchia


23rd April – 3rd September 2023
Jesi (AN) – Italy, Palazzo Pianetti & Palazzo Bisaccioni

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