JPA Joseph Pace Archive
Joseph Pace Archive (JPA) was founded in November 1990 in Rome, with the goal of archive, preserve, protect and promote Joseph Pace’s artistic production. The Archive has gradually transformed changing location according to needs: from Rome (1990-2010); to San Paolo (2010-2016); to Rome (2019 -).
The Archive wants to be a place open to rereading Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries art and the creativity of young artists, a collective vital experience/space for all those who love art. An important part of the Archive is also responsible for the conservation of the Joseph Pace works and their restoration, placing itself as the primary representative for collectors, professionals and institutions.
Joseph Pace Archive, consist of experts and professionals, aims both of cataloging, archiving, preserving and authenticating Joseph Pace’s works, analyzing the entire production and organizing it according to scientific and definitive parameters, both to protect Pace’s artistic research and to promote it through ongoing and future projects to be developed with public and private institutions of proven scientific and cultural level, and finally to disseminate the language through not only known press and web channels, but also with innovative communication systems and sophisticated technological resources.
The ampleness of the Archive reflects the vastness of Pace’s artistic practices: there are materials related to his sculptural and painter work, graphics, multiples, drawings, design studies, set designs and applied arts. His handwritten notes and manuscripts, as well as his correspondence with artists and important cultural figures are also preserved and digitized.
JOSEPH PACE ARCHIVE EXPLAINED BY THE ARTIST
JPA Joseph Pace Archive stems from meticulous research work, to be a reliable source of information and documents on my activity. Over the years, the JPArchive has become the guarantor of the authenticity of my works for gallerists and collectors and a reference point in the art market as a certifier of the originality of the works in circulation. An experience that was born under the influence of many masters of art, creativity and design.
JOSEPH PACE ARCHIVE EXPLAINED BY SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR EMANUEL VON LAUENSTEI MASSARANI
JPA Joseph Pace Archive project comes from two main essential needs. The first one is to catalogue Joseph Pace artworks in more than thirty years of activity. But given its long and profitable production, and the constant experimentation in painting, sculpture and decorative arts carried out over the years in Rome, Paris, São Paulo, Berlin, Barcelona, and Tunis, we realized that it was necessary to retrace it all, scientifically, to explain the periods, the techniques well and the types of works created over the years, scientifically.
Joseph Pace Archive is made up of experts and professionals from various sectors who have alternated over the years. JPArchive aims to catalog, archive, preserve, restore and authenticate the works of Joseph Pace, taking up the entire production and organizing it according to scientific and definitive parameters:
– to fully clarify his techniques and artwork typologies that often consist of paintings, sculptures or installations made of thousand of jewels elements;
– to provide fixed and permanent references to collectors, critics, historians, curators, journalists, writers, fashion designers, architects;
– to restore Joseph Pace’s works and preserve anyone required information for books, interviews, pubblications, projects of exhibitions and art interventions.
The second one, but not less important, is to cooperate with institutions, organizations, companies and enterprises, in view of exhibitions and site-specific projects. Given Pace’s artwork great appeal on public and his aptitude to conform with different environments and context, the art commissions received by Joseph required a team of specialists – along with me, the archive is managed by experts of marketing, fundraising, communication, technology, business and economics – to adequately meet the increasing requests we daily receive. Engage institutions and enterprises as partners is nowadays the only way to let art carry out its educational and collective function: a function that we need other than desire.