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ALFREDO JAAR, Le ceneri di Pasolini

Alfredo Jaar \ Le Ceneri di Pasolini.mp3 Interview from www.radiopapesse.org

ALFREDO JAAR, Text by Gabi Scardi

“In his work there is an underlying sensation that there is an inalienable correlation between ethics and aesthetics… that reality can be not only related but also constructed: constructed through the energy and the critical attitude towards art and culture, through their possibility to interact with the widest possible social contexts, to transmit values and through new visions of development, to respond to the fundamental needs of contemporary life.
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To Pasolini he dedicated the video The Ashes of Pasolini (2009) that the artist produced especially for the exhibition “The Fear Society”.
These are the words Alfredo Jaar uses to present his project: “I will present a short film entitled The Ashes of Pasolini. It is a modest film about the death of an extraordinary intellectual.
It is mostly based on documentary material discovered after 1975, the year of his death, and before. As you know, it is still unclear who killed him. But for me, it has always been clear why: it was because of fear. Fear of his voice, fear of his life style, fear of his ideas, fear of his opinions, fear of his intellect. He was the totally complete intellectual: a filmmaker, a poet, a writer, a journalist, a critic, a polemist. He was totally involved in the cultural and political life of his time. As an artist he took risks, broke the rules, he created his own rules. Pasolini wrote one of the most beautiful poems of the 20th century titled The Ashes of Gramsci (2005), a eulogy to another great Italian thinker, Antonio Gramsci. The title of my film is based on this poem by Pasolini but I chose it to write a eulogy to Pasolini himself. In these dark times in which Italy finds itself, Pasolini’s voice is sorely missed.”[…]
see entire text in PHOBIA PAPER

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June 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Interview with Tania Bruguera.

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June 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

The Fear Society – Rassegna stampa – L’espresso

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June 15, 2009 at 6:45 pm

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Rainer Ganahl  & “I-love-NY” T-shirts.  (see more on web-site ganahl.info)

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June 14, 2009 at 7:15 am

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Regina José Galindo, Confesión.

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(City of Guatemala, 1973. Lives and works in City of Guatemala).
The artist made her first international appearance in 2001, in the Venice Biennale curated by Harald Szeemann and received the Golden Lion as young artist at the 51st Venice Biennale.

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June 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm

10 June, Second war bomb detected next to the Pabellón de la Urgencia.

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Foto 121We were walking to the Pavillion, but…
the way was closed.

The police man told us that we couldn’t pass
because there was a bomb!

We were walking to the Pavillion, but… the way was closed.

The police man told us that we couldn’t pass because there was a bomb!!!

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June 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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Hans Haacke, West Bank, 1994 – 27th year of occupation

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photo by Simona Homorodean

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June 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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