The magnificent red bricked Palazzo Pretorio of Prato is housing until the 10th of January 2016 the exhibition: SYNCHRONICITY. Contemporaries, from Lippi to Warhol. Curated by Stefano Pezzato, the show hosts some of the most significant post WWII artistic pursuits.
All the works are inserted in its own historical-artistic course with Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Daniel Spoerri, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Matthew Barney and Vanessa Beecroft, to name a few, placed side to side with the likes of Filippo Lippi and Donatello, with late Gothic panels and Renaissance altar-pieces and on through the centuries to the masterpieces of the nineteenth and twentieth century on show in the loggia.
SYNCHRONICITY is a project designed to promote the contemporary art that has been cultivated in this part of Tuscany, the area between Florence, Prato and Pistoia, as a consequence of the intense economic, social and cultural development it has undergone in the last sixty years.
Among the various collections there are video installations which will enhance the involvement of the Palace’s 15th-century halls as well as elucidate the composition themes that link modern to ancient. Thus Marina Abramovic will be confronted with Caravaggio and Piero Gilardi will find his place amongst the still lifes of the late 18th-century.
Opening hours, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Full price ticket costs 8 Euros.