Sep 14, 2021 - Nov 01, 2021Piazza Minucciano,http://www.josephpace.org
23, Rome, Roma,
The exhibition, curated by Emanuel von Lauenstein Massarani, presents twelve works by the international artist Joseph Pace all made with found and industrial recycled objects, such as crucifixes, rare miscellaneous pearls and bijoux, primarily vintage, that the artist collected worldwide. With this solo exhibition, Joseph Pace intends to draw attention to the values of faith and spirituality, according to the artist, the last bastions of human freedom.
Among the works in the catalog, the “Astylar Cross of the Pantheon", a large processional cross, which will remain in the Pantheon's permanent art collection.
Joseph Pace (Morbegno, Italy, 1959), is an Italian painter and sculptor whose works have been exhibited in institutions and museums throughout the world. Grew up in Africa, he studied literature, sociology and psychoanalysis at the Sorbonne University of Paris, and Sapienza and UniromaTre Universities of Rome.
Pace’s works are created with found objects and thousands of rare pieces of costume jewelry, primarily vintage, which the artist collected worldwide, thus creating a sort of "Industrial Archeology Research" applied to the decoration of the body of our times. Pace’s work reflects a refined and aestheticizing language with which the artist reinterprets many of our psychic realities.
Inspired by different sources such as high fashion, history and decorative arts, the artist uses different techniques influenced by the iconography of mass society, philosophy and psychoanalysis. Joseph Pace is one of the the leading exponents of “filtranisme”, the philosophical and artistic neo existentialist current that he founded in Paris in the mid 80s. His work is part of an artistic and intellectual path through which the artist reinterprets our
deepest psychic realities.