On the set with Pier Paolo Pasolini - Press Release

A photographic exhibition to mark the fortieth death anniversary of the noted Italian writer and director

Pier Paolo Pasolini, on the sets of The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Pier Paolo Pasolini on the set of The Gospel According to St. Matthew
The year 2015 marks the fortieth death anniversary of the writer and director Pier Paolo Pasolini. To commemorate this great cultural Italian personality, the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre New Delhi and the Center for Research and Archiving of Photography Spilimbergo, present a series of photographs, which were taken during the production of his films, with actors such as Orson Welles, Silvana Mangano, Toto, Ninetto Davoli and Franco Citti.
They were made by his most important and faithful photographers, such as Angelo Novi (1930-1997), Mimmo Cattarinich (1937), Deborah Beer (1950-1994) and Mario Tursi (1929-2008).

Pier Paolo Pasolini (Bologna, 1922 -- Rome, November 2, 1975) was an Italian poet, writer, director, screenwriter, playwright and columnist. He is considered one of the greatest Italian artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Endowed with an exceptional cultural versatility, outstanding in many areas, he contributed majorly as a filmmaker, painter, novelist, linguist, translator and essayist, not only in Italian but also in Friulian. 

Keen observer of the society’s transformation post the IInd World War until the mid-seventies, he often attracted controversies and heated debates to the radicalism of his judgments, which were very critical towards the bourgeois habits and the rising Italian consumer society, as also the ‘Sessantotto” and its protagonists. His homosexuality was the center of his public persona.

WALTER LIVA, Curator, Center for Research and Archiving of Photography – CRAF, Spilimbergo, Pordenone will be present for the opening. 

RELATIVE EVENTS TO BE HOSTED AT THE ITALIAN EMBASSY CULTURAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI 
28th OCTOBER, 2015, 6:30 PM – OPENING OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION 
29th OCTOBER, 2015-27th NOVEMBER, 2015, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM – EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY 
29th OCTOBER, 2015, 3 PM – TALK BY WALTER LIVA on “The story of Italian photography: schools of thought and authors who have characterized the great season of Italian photography in the XX Century” 
4th NOVEMBER 2015, 6:30 PM – SCREENING OF PASOLINI’S DOCUMENTARY “APPUNTI PER UN FILM SULL’INDIA”, presented and introduced by NICO PSALTIDIS 

The exhibition is a partnering event of Delhi Photo Festival 2015 

ITALIAN EMBASSY CULTURAL CENTRE, 50-E, CHANDRAGUPTA MARG (ENTRY FROM NYAYA MARG), CHANAKYAPURI, NEW DELHI 110021 
011-26871901/03                             
www.iicnewdelhi.esteri.it                                             
iicnewdelhi@esteri.it 

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