One year after organizing two exhibits dedicated to Beni Montresor, the Fondazione Aida is back in New York with one of the most interesting and complex projects it has ever attempted, dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the great master of the twentieth century. Through the poet of Casarsa we are pursuing our wish to pay homage to those who have made Italian history an unavoidable point of reference in contemporary thought. Beacons of a resistant, counter-current thinking, outside the tracks of politically-aligned culture, perennially living the paradox and the fatigue of the unheeded prophet. For Pasolini the Fondazione Aida has built and envisioned a new concept for a project, a more horizontal approach, that organizes around the figure of the master not only conferences and exhibits but also music, theater, publishing, and cinema.
An expanded dream, spread through communion and friendship and brought into being at a solid table of understanding and strong, proactive will. Speaking about Pasolini became a conversation with fellow voyagers who enthusiastically built this great event together with us, sharing their absolutely vital energy and force. I would thus like to thank Meri Malaguti, our tireless organizer, Graziella Chiarcossi for her precious assistance, and all the Italian Institutions, namely the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, the Musica per Roma Foundation, IMAIE, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Cultural Commission of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, and the Cineteca of Bologna, that have made possible this important celebration.