11 april - 4 september 2022 - On the outside railings of the Mole Antonelliana

Tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini

On the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, the National Cinema Museum dedicates a tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini with an artistic project at the Mole Antonelliana and a tribute during the Lovers Film Festival, a special section screening four of his films. The exhibit The artistic project ConiglioViola Teorema Pasolini – designed by ConiglioViola – will be on view from April 11 to September 4, 2022 on the outside railings of the Mole Antonelliana. The project is both a tribute to Pasolini and an unusual take on his film opus, which still today can offer new and unexpected interpretations. The exhibit proposes re-elaborations of a number of iconic photographs that were taken on the set of Teorema (1968) - one of Pasolini's most forceful and controversial movies - by Angelo Frontoni (1929-2002), whose archive is conserved at the National Cinema Museum and at the Cineteca Nazionale.

 As ConiglioViola noted, these five large-scale tableaux vivants “recount the strong sacredness of Pasolini's message, a search for God in part through carnality and physicality; he tried to render more bearable the existential difficulty of humans, even endowing them with a pair of wings. Our use of classic pictorial techniques makes the message even stronger, with a highly graphic edge that brings out both the beauty and the drama.”