HOSTIA. PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
an exhibition by Nicola Verlato
Associazione MetaMorfosi in partnership with the Museo Nazionale Romano - Baths of Diocletian
13 April 2022 - 12 June 2022
The exhibition project, conceived by artist Nicola Verlato and produced and organised by Associazione MetaMorfosi and the Museo Nazionale Romano - Baths of Diocletian with the support of Intesa Sanpaolo, was inspired by the tragic death of Pier Paolo Pasolini and designed as a tribute to him with a series of artworks that form a thematic link with the great Halls of the Baths of Diocletian, a symbolic feature of Ancient Rome.
The exhibition originates from a large painting which, like an ancient altarpiece, represents Pasolini's body as he goes back through his life. Other paintings explore further aspects linked to the depiction in the main painting. Also included in the exhibition are a more-than-eleven-metre-long frieze, a very realistic, life-sized sculpture depicting Pasolini, and a number of sculpted heads. A series of video projections accompanied by music round off the exhibition.
The exhibition features a selection of photographs from the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive showing Pasolini at public events (conferences, presentations, festivals etc.), covered by the photographic agency between 1959 and 1968.