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Against the Medici: Art and Dissent in Early Modern Italy
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This two-day conference will take place at the Auditorium dell’Archivio di Stato di Firenze.

5/26/2016 to 5/27/2016
When: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Where: Auditorium dell’Archivio di Stato di Firenze
Viale della Giovine Italia, 6
Firenze, Tuscany  50122
Italy
Contact: Samuel Gallacher

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Auditorium dell’Archivio di Stato di Firenze

DAY ONE – Thursday, 26 May 2016


9:00 – Welcome
Carla Zarrilli (Archivio di Stato di Firenze)
Abigail Rupp (US Consul General of Florence)
Alessio Assonitis (The Medici Archive Project)

9:20 – Introduction
Stefano Dall’Aglio (The Medici Archive Project)

9:30 – Keynote Lecture
Paolo Simoncelli (Sapienza - Università di Roma): Il mito della repubblica fiorentina oltre i confini del noto

10:40 – PANEL ONE: Damnatio Memoriae
Chair: Ludovica Sebregondi (Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi)

  • 10:40 Marcello Simonetta (Sciences Po/American University of Paris): Dissenso mediceo e damnatio memoriae (1478–1527)
  • 11:05 Sheila Barker (The Medici Archive Project): A Brush Mightier than the Pen. Pitture Infamanti to Shame the Medici
  • 11:30 Alexander Röstel (Courtauld Institute of Art): The Art of Consent - The Political Dimensions of Style
  • 11:55 Sheryl Reiss (Italian Art Society): "Di grande e riputato cardinale, piccolo e poco stimato papa": Pope Clement VII and the Politics of Reputation

13:30 – PANEL TWO: Bindo Altoviti et alia
Chair: Dimitrios Zikos (Universität Innsbruck)
  • 13:30 Julia Dijkstra (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen): Cosimo I de’ Medici versus Bindo Altoviti: Battle of the Busts?
  • 13:55 Fabio Marcelli (Universita degli Studi di Perugia): La dissidenza di Bindo Altoviti: proposta per un’allegoria anti medicea
  • 14:20 Vincenzo Sorrentino (Università di Firenze, Pisa e Siena): Luigi del Riccio: un outsider tra i fuoriusciti?

15:30 – PANEL THREE: Anti-Medici Patronage
Chair: Silvia Danesi Squarzina (Sapienza - Università di Roma)
  • 15:30 Simone Andreoni (Sapienza - Università di Roma): San Silvestro al Quirinale e il piagnonismo romano (1507–1527)
  • 15:55 Lucinda Byatt (Edinburgh University): Cardinal Niccolò Ridolfi: Cultural Patronage and Fuoriuscitismo in the Veneto
  • 16:20 Mattia Biffis (CASVA - Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts): ‘Repatriaranno i fuorusciti?’ Venetian Portraits of Florentine Exiles, 1540–1545
  • 16:45 Francesco Freddolini (Luther College, University of Regina): Manipulating History and Re-branding Identities: Patronage and Display of former Medici Opponents in Late Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century Florence

 

DAY TWO – Friday, 27 May 2016


9:00 – PANEL FOUR: Michelangelo
Chair: Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi (former director, Museo Nazionale del Bargello)

  • 9:00 Nicoletta Baldini (Università ‘Luigi Bocconi’): I Medici popolani e Michelangelo
  • 9:25 Eliana Carrara (Università degli Studi del Molise), Emanuela Ferretti (Università degli Studi di Firenze): Michelangelo and Florence: Working for and against the Medici (1529–1564)
  • 9:50 James Hall (Independent Scholar): Michelangelo’s Apollo (c. 1530) for Baccio Valori: A Plea for Tolerance?

10:30 – PANEL FIVE: Vasari
Chair: Henk van Veen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • 10:30 Marco Ruffini (Sapienza - Università di Roma): The Lives without the Medici?
  • 10:55 Laura Overpelt (Open Universiteit Nederland): Christofano Gherardi in Giorgio Vasari’s Team in the Palazzo Vecchio: From Republican Rebel to Protégé of the Principate

11:50 – PANEL SIX: Pontormo and Bronzino
Chair: Serena Padovani (former director, Galleria Palatina)
  • 11:50 Salvatore Lo Re (Independent Scholar): Varchi e Pontormo
  • 12:15 Antonio Geremicca (Université de Liège): ‘Vessilliferi’ dei Medici? Pontormo e Bronzino nella Firenze cosimiana
  • 12:40 Chrysa Damianaki (Università del Salento): Insights in Pontormo’s Lost Frescoes in San Lorenzo: Their Relation to the Florentine Academy

14:20 – PANEL SEVEN: Architecture and Dissent
Chair: Emanuela Ferretti (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
  • 14:20 Costantino Ceccanti (Università degli Studi di Firenze) Ventura Vitoni e l’architettura a Pistoia ai tempi della Repubblica di Pier Soderini
  • 14:45 Carla D’Arista (Columbia University): Architectural Disequilibrium as Political Dissent: Bartolomeo Ammannati at Casa Pucci (1548–1549)
  • 15:10 Anatole Tchikine (Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University): Cultivating Dissent: Horticulture and Self-Representation in Late Sixteenth-Century Medici Tuscany

16:10 – PANEL EIGHT: Institutional (Dis)loyalties
Chair: Nerida Newbigin ​(University of Sydney)
  • 16:10 Dèborah Blocker (University of California, Berkeley): The Prince’s Academy and the Florentine Patriciate’s Accademia Privata: A New Look at the Creation of the Accademia degli Alterati and its Subsequent Interactions with the Medici Regime (1569–1587)
  • 16:35 Francesco Martelli (Archivio di Stato di Firenze), Giulia Cicali (École Pratique des Hautes Études - Sorbonne): Croce di Malta o di Santo Stefano, una scelta di campo? Strategie familiari nei patriziati di Firenze e Siena nella seconda metà del Cinquecento

17:10 Alessio Assonitis (The Medici Archive Project): Conclusion

 

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