At Palazzo Merulana Davide Toffolo and Ascanio Celestini protagonists of the talk “PASOLINI”

At Palazzo Merulana Davide Toffolo and Ascanio Celestini protagonists of the talk “PASOLINI”
At Palazzo Merulana Davide Toffolo and Ascanio Celestini protagonists of the talk “PASOLINI”
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ROME – Thursday 22 Septemberat 18 hours, Davide Toffolo and Ascanio Celestini will be the protagonists of the talk “PASOLINI “, in the Attic room of Merulan Palacea (via Merulana 121, Rome).

The talk

The meeting, proposed by ARF! Festivel, in collaboration with Letture Metropolitane, on the occasion of the exhibition Conscious heart – Pier Paolo Pasolini told in the Comicswill be an opportunity to deepen the knowledge of the life, thought and cultural heritage of the great Friulian intellectual through the comparison between two important artists of our cultural landscape, moderated by the curator Stefano Piccoli.

Davide Toffoloone of the most multifaceted authors of the panorama of Italian comics, on display with his tables, did so in graphic novel “Pasolini” (Rizzoli Lizard, 2015) with which he rediscovered the strength and sweetness of a timeless man and poet. An imaginary interview that starts from a fantastic assumption: Pasolini is alive and has things to say. Many. Essential. But is it really him? Or a ghost, an actor, a mythomaniac? What is certain is that Pasolini’s conversation with Toffolo himself vibrates with that sense, that sharpness that made his spirit immortal, capturing its essence: anger, loneliness, ferocious irreducibility. Toffolo also exhibits several original drawings made “live” during the concerts of the famous rock band of which he is frontman and voice – the Three Merry Dead Boys – and a short story published in March 2022 in n. 3 of the monthly Linus directed by Igort, entirely dedicated to Pasolini.

Ascanio Celestinihistrionic actor, director, writer and playwright, engaging storyteller, did it with his latest show “Pasolini Museum”. With his extraordinary participation in this appointment at Palazzo Merulana, Celestini will allow us to deepen our knowledge of “what technicians call Intangible Heritage or Living Cultural Heritage”, as he himself says on stage: through the testimonies of a historian, a psychoanalyst , a writer, a criminologist, composes a hypothetical museum dedicated to the great intellectual. A journey from his birth, on March 5, 1922 in Bologna, to the barbaric assassination, on November 2, 1975 in Ostia, passing through all the events that have marked his existence, the approach with poetry, with politics.

How to participate

Participation in the talk is free, upon purchase of the collection + exhibition entrance ticket. Reservations recommended at 0662288768.

The exhibition

Conscious heart – Pier Paolo Pasolini told in the Comics is an extraordinary anthology that, through the language of comics, traces the life and works of the great Italian poet, screenwriter, actor, director, writer, painter, novelist and playwright, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
The exhibition, curated by Stefano Piccoli, produced by ARF! Festival, in collaboration with Coopculture, with the support of the Lazio Region, Progetto ABC, ATCL, La Città Incantata, collects more than 80 works by some of the most prestigious names in Italian comics, taken from 4 fundamental graphic novels that have told it under different reading keys: Pasolini by Davide Toffolo, Pasolini 1964 by Giuseppe Palumbo, Pasolini’s secret diary by Elettra Stamboulis and Gianluca Costantini e The Pasolini crime by Gianluca Maconi.

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Full € 10.00
Reduced € 8.00 (Young people under 26, adults over 65, active teachers, Cartax2 holders, Lazio Youth Card holders)
Free (children under 7, one teacher for every 10 students, one chaperone every 10 people, disabled with a chaperone, Palazzo Merulana Pass holders and Palazzo Merulana Young Pass holders, ICOM members, tourist guides with license, Freedom Card holders)

ONLINE bookings or at the ticket office in Via Merulana 121 on opening days and times.

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The article is in Italian

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