Monferrato will be the fourth territory to host Panorama, the multi-venue and traveling exhibition that takes place annually in some of the most extraordinary locations in our country.
After Procida (2021), Monopoli (2022) and L’Aquila (2023), ITALICS brings Panorama to the north of the country, in response to the invitation from the Region of Piedmont.
From 4 to 8 September 2024, for 5 days – one more than in previous editions – Panorama will venture into the expanses of vineyards, small villages, castles and parish churches of the Monferrato area, which stretches between the provinces of Alessandria and Asti to the foot of the Ligurian Apennines and between the Langhe and Roero and the historic Lombardy region of Lomellina. The striking features of this unique landscape are the hills, the land, the scents, the rural tradition, a heritage of culture, history and traditions. This area came to international attention with the UNESCO recognition of the “Langhe-Roero and Monferrato wine-growing and wine-producing Landscapes” included in the World Heritage List, highlighting its tangible and intangible cultural treasure with all its originality and biodiversity. This is a world full of attractions to be explored slowly, along the artistic itineraries as well, from the Romanesque to the contemporary art mapping routes, the site-specific installations and public art that represent a vast multi-venue open-air museum.
Panorama Monferrato will be curated by Carlo Falciani, art historian and independent curator – one of the leading scholars of 16th-century Tuscan painting – who will be taking over from Vincenzo de Bellis (Procida 2021 and Monopoli 2022) and Cristiana Perrella (L’Aquila 2023) in the task of creating a fruitful and astonishing dialogue between art, cultural heritage and landscape.
Carlo Falciani teaches Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and is an independent curator. He studied at the University of Florence, where he graduated with a thesis on Rosso Fiorentino, and was a fellow at Villa i Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. He has published monographs on Rosso Fiorentino and Pontormo and essays on Renaissance and contemporary art. For the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, he curated the exhibition Florence, portraits à la cour de Médicis; for Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the trilogy Bronzino, pittore e poeta alla corte dei Medici (2010-2011), Pontormo e Rosso, divergenti vie della maniera (2014), and Il Cinquecento a Firenze (2017-2018). For the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he co-curated with Keith Christiansen the exhibition The Medici. Portraits and Politics (2021).