previews

Munich

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40
November 17, 2005–February 5, 2006

Curated by Bernhart Schwenk and Michael Semff

Pasolini was twentieth-century Italy’s most important and provocative cultural figure. A writer, filmmaker, playwright, and painter, he focused his oeuvre on sexuality, politics, religion, and revolution. One of Italy’s first no-globals, he was also among its last romantic visionaries. Murdered in 1975, Pasolini’s last years were spent denouncing political corruption and making aesthetically astonishing work, such as the infamous film Salò (1975), which attacked transnational consumer capitalism. The thirtieth anniversary of his assassination (which some suggest he sought) provides the occasion for this first-ever survey of Pasolini’s visual and literary art, including rarely seen drawings and paintings, and a film retrospective organized by the Filmmuseum München.