Panorama Monferrato

CamagnaVignaleMontemagno and Castagnole
4–8 September 2024

A region-wide exhibition curated by Carlo Falciani

After Procida, Monopoli and L’Aquila ITALICS will bring the fourth edition of Panorama in the Monferrato area of Piedmont.

The Monferrato territory will be hosting the 2024 edition of Panorama, the region-wide exhibition conceived by ITALICS – an institutional network of galleries that deal in ancient, modern and contemporary art. Since 2021, on an annual basis, it has been connecting architecture, art and landscape with the territory and its communities. 

Curated by Carlo Falciani, from 4 to 8 September 2024Panorama Monferrato will offer an exhibition itinerary that winds through vineyards, castles and parish churches, inhabiting the villages of Camagna Monferrato, Vignale Monferrato, Montemagno Monferrato and Castagnole Monferrato for five days. An unprecedented narrative is being created, one that brings together the ancient, modern and contemporary in an itinerary that will once again take visitors on a journey in an extraordinary corner of Italy.

The area extends between the provinces of Alessandria and Asti to the foothills of the Ligurian Apennines, between the Langhe and Roero and the historic Lombardy region of Lomellina. In this hilly landscape, the land and rural traditions are part of a unique heritage of culture, history and traditions, also recognized by UNESCO. It deserves a slow exploration and offers artistic itineraries ranging from the Romanesque to contemporary routes with site-specific installations and public art, making it a region-wide open-air museum.

With the participation of 61 ITALICS galleries and featuring contemporary works – many of which will be site-specific or produced ad hoc – but also 20th-century works and great Renaissance masterpieces, Panorama Monferrato is inspired by the principles of La Civil conversazione [The Civil Conversation], a text written by Stefano Guazzo and published in 1574. At the time, it became a European best seller in Tudor England as well as in Montaigne’s France. It shows how some ideas that originated in Monferrato were fundamental for Europe between the 16th and 17th centuries. 

The exhibition project is inspired by principles expressed in La Civil conversazione, and the themes that have been extrapolated from it are the focus of debate even todayBecause the exhibition is spread over several different towns,” explained curator Carlo Falciani, “the sequence of themes is also meant to be a metaphor for the Renaissance journey of initiation: one example above all is Francesco Colonna’s 1499 Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. In this text, the protagonist embarks on a journey of growth and inner transformation marking some milestones through encounters with people, works of art, architecture or thoughts, but also existential trials and reflections that substantially change him.

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 has been a fellow at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He has published monographs on Rosso Fiorentino and Pontormo and essays on Renaissance and contemporary art. At the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, he curated the exhibition Florence, portraits à la cour de Médicis; at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, he curated 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 in New York, he co-curated with Keith Christiansen the exhibition The MediciPortraits and Politics (2021).

Participating galleries

A arte Invernizzi, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Apalazzogallery, Alfonso Artiaco, Bacarelli, Bottegantica, Botticelli Antichità, Galleria Canesso, CAR Gallery, Cardi Gallery, Galleria Continua, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Thomas Dane Gallery, Monica De Cardenas, Massimo De Carlo, Dep Art Gallery, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Alessandra Di Castro, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Galleria d’Arte Frediano Farsetti, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Galleria Fumagalli, Gagosian, Galleria dello Scudo, Giacometti Old Master Paintings, Gian Marco Casini Gallery, kaufmann repetto, Laveronica Arte Contemporanea, Galleria Lia Rumma, Lunetta11, Gió Marconi, Mazzoleni, London-Torino, Francesca Minini, Galleria Massimo Minini, ML Fine Art, Maurizio Nobile Fine Art, Galleria Franco Noero, Galleria Carlo Orsi, Osart Gallery, P420, Walter Padovani, Giorgio Persano, Pinksummer, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Secci Gallery, Simóndi, SpazioA, Studio Sales di Norberto Ruggeri, Studio Gariboldi, Studio Trisorio, T293, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, Tornabuoni Arte, Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea, Victoria Miro Venice, Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C., Vistamare, ZERO…


A project by Italics
Curate by Carlo Falciani

General Coordination: ArtsFor_
Strategic Consultancy: ArtsFor_, Camilla Invernizzi
Curatorial Coordination: Veronica Botta
Production Coordination: Sonia Belfiore
Art Direction and Graphic Design: Giga Design Studio
Editorial Coordination: Stefania Scarpini, Victoria Weston
VIP Relations: Cristina Raviolo

Press Office: Lara Facco P&C
Social Media: Roberto Bianchi
Photography: Louis De Belle

In collaboration with the Municipalities of
Camagna Monferrato, Castagnole Monferrato, Montemagno Monferrato, Vignale Monferrato

With the territorial operational coordination of
Ente Turismo Langhe Monferrato Roero
Alexala – Agenzia Turistica Locale della provincia di Alessandria

Under the Patronage of 
UNESCO, Ministero della cultura, Regione Piemonte 

Main Partner: Belmond
Media Partner: Il Giornale dell’Arte

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