The exhibition is housed in the splendid Farnese Aviary on the Palatine, the dream setting of Renaissance Rome and part of the beautiful gardens wanted by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, rediscovered by the Grand Tour passionate travellers at the end of the 18th century.
In Frammenti. Il Teorema di Pasolini nelle immagini di Laurent Fiévet (Fragments. Pasolini's Theorem in Laurent Fiévet's images), the French visual artist revisits Teorema, Pasolini's emblematic 1968 film starring Massimo Girotti, Terence Stamp, Silvana Mangano and Laura Betti. Fiévet associates film images with fragments of painting masterpieces, by creating a series of original interactions that give the viewer an immersive experience with multiple shades.
The exhibition, curated by Maria Laura Cavaliere, presents 12 video fragments dedicated to each one of the protagonists, following Pasolini's film structure, tracing a portrait of the characters. In a game of pictorial references, the director's images are superimposed with those of famous works by Caravaggio. The painter was an innovative artist who, like Pasolini, depicted sacred and profane, arousing interest and outrage at his time.
Slow motion, time loops and superimposition give life to similarities and analogies on the screen: Pasolini's central characters and human beings, which recall the people models of Caravaggio's paintings, up to Fiévet, who, with his video art, traces a temporal continuity with references to the past.
The exhibition is organized with the contribution of the Maison Fendi, the patronage of the Ambassade de France en Italie and the support of Institut français Italia and French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici.
Photo: Laurent Fiévet, Ritratto di Emilia – Profezia, video loop, 24’03, 2019, Caravaggio, Salomé con la testa del Battista, 1609, Madrid, Palazzo Reale, Caravaggio, Salomé con la testa del Battista, 1607-1610, Londra, National Gallery
18 ottobre 2022 - 8 gennaio 2023
presso le Uccelliere Farnesiane sul Palatino, Arco di Tito, via Sacra