JOSEPH PACE (FILTRANISME) - MUSEUM CROCETTI
From 12 to 28 January 2015, Museum Crocetti presents a great solo show dedicated to Joseph Pace. With more than forty sculptures, assemblages, paintings and large prints processed with a computer coming from museums and private collections around the world, the event "Joseph Peace Filtranisme, researches about the new art's opportunities: from the engravings processed with a computer to the jewels sculptures technique" is yet another great solo exhibition dedicated to the artist over the past twenty years. Tributes to his work in recent years have been set up in Brazil in 2010 at the Museu de Arte, at the Parliament of Sao Paulo and at the CRC, in 2011, at Forte Sangallo in Nettuno (Italy) and in 2012 at the Museo Diocesano di Amalfi (Italy), at the Teatro Municipal de Jaguariuna (Brazil), yet at the CRC of Sao Paulo. For the FIFA football world cup "Brasil 2014", Museu Afro Brasil commissioned Joseph Pace to realizes a work of his recent series of sculptures of jewelry MIDAS that the artist entitled "Mundial Brasileiro".
Joseph Pace, painter, sculptor, printmaker, is one of the most important and influential artists of the moment. Mariastella Margozzi of the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome and which deals with the artist from some years, writes: “Through his work, Peace gives a new meaning to the content that art can have in a period dominated by the image culture”. His recent sculptures of jewels of the series MIDAS, his paintings of the series ATONS and IDM as its large engravings processed with a computer ENGRAVING with a strong emotional burden, dealing with subjects such as existential of our times tragic hedonism and the impermanency of things and phenomena.
The exhibition was created by curator Pascale Brisson in close collaboration with the artist, and unfolds itself in the historical building of the Museum Crocetti.
Joseph Pace (Morbegno, Italy, 1954) raised in Zaire ( Africa ) and studied in at the Sapienza University of Rome and at the Sorbonne University of Paris where he fouded “le filtranisme” an artistic and philosophic current which immediately marks his tract to the abstract expressionism. Artist erudite and polyglot Pace lives and works in Rome , Paris and Sao Paulo do Brasil. His works are preserved in museums and private collections around the world.
Assistant professor of sociology of knowledge and art and history of sociology at the Sapienza University of Rome, Joseph Pace worked for many years with students noting that: "teaching is very important to me. It's not just because “I teach things”, but mainly because we establish a dialogue which shows what you want really. In teaching, I still believe in dialogue, in the art of midwifery of Socrates. When we know that we do know nothing, things come up. The art is really something that we learned staying with people”. Also due to his intensive art oriented experience achieved abroad, he collaborated the Ministry of the Interior, Interpol Office of Rome and dealt mainly with stolen works of arts, their recovery in the world. Executive member of the National Council for Art of the (ANS) Italian National Sociologists Association, the artist, active for culture and education, founded in Rome the William Thomas Center Studies for art and counseling, designing an art-socio-psychological helping program for witnesses and victims of war crimes and genocide od Rwanda. Playwright and author of unpublished dramas about the war (Raimond n'est pas retourne', I racconti dal Pozzo, Twice), since 1980, he exposes in Europe and South America . He lives and works in Rome.