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L’Anello di Cupra

year
2016
place
PALAZZO DEI PRIORI - FERMO
program
EXHIBITION
client
SISTEMA MUSEO
curator
Marcello Smarrelli
architects
stARTT
team
Fabio Coletta, Davide Onorati
design phase
REALIZED
The Cupra ring. Icons of femininity from prehistory to Rubens, from Van Gogh to the contemporaries exhibits a reflection on the layered and multifaceted world of femininity. The exhibition takes its name from the six-nodes ring of the goddess Cupra, archaeological finding associated with funerary rites of the Piceno women, and shows "portraits" and models different from one another: the Stories of Saint Lucia by Jacobello del Fiore, the Adoration of the Shepherds by Peter Paul Rubens, the Penitent Magdalene by Francesco Hayez, Les Breton et le pardon de Pont Aven by Vincent Van Gogh, Le due madri by Giovanni Segantini, La quiete by Gaetano Previati, Ritratto a mia madre by Mario Giacomelli are some of the works on display.

The project works on the suggestion of the circular space as an allusion to the archetypal element of Cupra findings. The set up puts in an ellipse 12 large self-supporting structures that delimitate an ideal primitive space, housed inside the Hall of Portraits of the Illustrious Men.

The core of the exhibition is realized in the Hall of Portraits of the Palazzo dei Priori, large barrel-vaulted hall that houses the collection of illustrious men, donated by Pope Leo X Medici to the city of Fermo. Through the use of light, images of women are ideally peeked, spied on, admired, by the "Viri illustres" that decorate the room, in a fascinating interplay of "looks" and references between works, stage space and context, which refers to the ever-fresh complex fascinating and terrible relationship between female universe (the temporary stage space) and male universe (the physical space of the context).

The lighting design is meant to emphasize this relationship between genres: the large supports integrate both the lighting system for the exhibited works, both the lights that identify the illustrious men on the walls. Finally, the ambient lighting identifies the central circular space with large shapers that leave shadowy the historic hall. In this sense the light project in its alternating light / dark, bright / shadowy, is configured as a site-specific installation that wants to enhance the architectural space and the heritage of the collection of the illustrious men of the city of Fermo.

EXHIBITED WORKS
- Ciottolo di Tolentino, età paleolitica, lutite calcareo-silicea, Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche, Ancona
- Anellone a sei nodi, VI secolo a.C., bronzo, Mostra permanente archeologica, Fermo
- Testa di Venere/Cupra, marmo, II secolo d.C., Museo Archeologico di Ripatransone
- Jacobello del Fiore, Storie di Santa Lucia, 1420-1430, Pinacoteca Civica di Fermo
- Michele di Matteo, Sogno della Vergine, tempera su tavola, 1445, Musei Civici di Pesaro
- Autore veneto, Pallade, bronzo, 1575-99, Musei Civici di Pesaro
- Peter Paul Rubens, Adorazione dei Pastori, olio su tela, 1608, Pinacoteca Civica di Fermo
- Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri, Cleopatra, olio su tela, fine XVII secolo, Quadreria della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Fano
- Amanzio Moroncelli, Globo terrestre, 1713, Palazzo dei Priori, Fermo
- Francesco Hayez, La Maddalena Penitente, tavola/pittura ad olio, 1833, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milano
- Vincent Van Gogh, Les bretonnes et le pardon de Pont Aven, acquarello su carta applicata su cartone, 1888, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milano
- Giovanni Segantini, Le due madri, olio su tela, 1889, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milano
- Gaetano Previati, La quiete, pastello su cartone telato, 1901, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milano
- Adolfo De Carolis, Donna con foulard rosso, olio su tela, 1902, Collezione Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Fermo
- Mario Giacomelli, Ritratto a mia madre, Foto b/n ai sali d'argento su carta baritata, 1955, Musinf/Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna di Senigallia
- Osvaldo Licini, Amalassunta su fondo blu, olio su tela, 1959, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Osvaldo Licini, Ascoli Piceno
- Vanessa Beecroft, VBSS.009.MP, Digital c-print, 2006, edizione di 10, Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan/Naples
- Lorenzo Cianchi e Michele Tajariol, NASR - Nuove Aree di Sosta Religiosa, tecnica mista, 2014, CapoTrave/Kilowatt Festival, Sansepolcro
- Andrea Salvino, Troppo presto troppo tardi, olio su tela, 2015, Studio Sales, Roma
- Matteo Nasini, Veni Echo, installazione sonora, 2016
- Francesco Barocco, Senza titolo, Gesso, matite colorate, base in metallo, lampadina, dimensioni variabili, 2016, Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino
- Mark Boulos, The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene #1, #2, #3