Antinori Art Project | Il capolavoro di Giovanni Della Robbia riletto da Stefano Arienti.
Curated by Ilaria Bonacossa
National Museum of the Bargello, Florence – until 8 April 2018
Antinori in the Chianti Classico, Bargino
The Antinori family, as part of Antinori Art Project – a research platform dedicated to the visual arts and artists of our time – commissioned Stefano Arienti (Asola, 1961), one of the most appreciated Italian artists on the international scene, an unpublished project, specially conceived to be in dialogue with a masterpiece of the history of Renaissance art: the lunette depicting the resurrection of Christ made in the early 16th century by Giovanni Della Robbia (Florence, 1469 – 1520), commissioned by Nicolò Tommaso Antinori.
The “Antinori lunette”, now owned by the Brooklyn Museum, is presented to the public, for the first time in 500 years, at the Bargello National Museum in Florence, following an important restoration supported by the Antinori family.
Stefano Arienti’s intervention is twofold: at Bargello, in a room adjacent to that of the lunette, the work entitled “Fixed Scene” is installed, thus creating a direct dialogue between Renaissance and contemporary art, in the exhibition “From Brooklyn to Bargello : Giovanni della Robbia, the Antinori lunette and Stefano Arienti “. At the same time, Arienti’s other site-specific installation is on display at the futuristic Antinori winery in Chianti Classico, which becomes part of the family collection, in constant dialogue with history, entitled “High Relief”.