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December 18, 2015 - March 28, 2016

OFFICINA Pasolini: the exhibition devoted to the poetic, aesthetic and cultural world of Pier Paolo Pasolini on the 40th anniversary of his death, dated November 2, 1975, promoted by the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, in conjunction with Istituzione Bologna Musei and the University of Bologna – Scuola di Lettere e Beni culturali will open at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna on December 18 until March 28 2016, and will crown the project Più moderno di ogni moderno. Pasolini a Bologna, a cross-cutting initiative promoted by the Municipality of Bologna to pay homage to the work and life of Pasolini within the program Pasolini 1975/2015 acknowledged by the MiBACT – Ministry for cultural heritage and tourism. Marco Antonio Bazzocchi, Roberto Chiesi and Gian Luca Farinelli curated the exhibition, in conjunction with Rosaria Gioia and Antonio Bigini, the lighting project was made by Luca Bigazzi.

This exhibition was designed following Pasolini’s modus operandi: a collection of notes, a succession of footages, and a cluster of fragments. The visitor will find the most meaningful core of Pasolini’s world, from his young years in Bologna to his last two works: the film, released after his death, Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma, and the unfinished novel Petrolio. A magnifying lens focussing on these two crucial aspects in order to interpret, analyse and connect them. The result is a collection of his most recurrent themes: the mother figure, the Greek tragedy, his vision of different worlds and archaic civilizations, the holy element, poverty-stricken suburbs, the middle-class bourgeois world, the neo-capitalist power.

Pasolini experimented several art forms and every section features several materials including photos, videos, paintings, drawings, film footages, audio-visual materials, footages of theatrical performances, original texts and set costumes.