On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the poet, writer, and director Pier Paolo Pasolini (Bologna, 1922 – Ostia, 1975), from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 March 2022, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea presents Intellettuale (Intellectual), 1975, by artist Fabio Mauri (Rome, 1926–2009), a close friend of Pasolini.
Presented for the first time on May 31, 1975, in Bologna, Intellettuale consisted of the projection of the film The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964 (137 min.), on the chest of Pasolini, dressed in a white shirt and positioned on a high wooden chair. Mauri’s gesture transformed him into a ‘human screen’, physically revealing the birth of the ‘intellectual sign’ ‘inside’ the body of the film’s author. Following the assassination of Pasolini, which took place a few months after the action in Bologna, Mauri transforms Intellettuale into an installation to the memory of his friend.
For the presentation in the Theater of Castello di Rivoli, conceived in collaboration with Achille Mauri and Studio Fabio Mauri, Associazione per l’Arte L’Esperimento del Mondo, the film is projected on a white shirt hanging from the back of an empty chair.
On Thursday 3 March at 7 pm in the Theater, the actress and playwright Laura Curino (Turin, 1956) will read an excerpt from Petrolio by Pier Paolo Pasolini, a new edition edited by Maria Careri and Walter Siti for Garzanti in bookstores from 3 March 2022.
Limited access (with COVID-19 green certification). Please confirm attendance by February 25 to email@example.com
Intelletuale will be presented to the public in the Theater of the Museum from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March 2022 from 11 am to 7 pm.