On the 29th of November the prestigious Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi will hold an event dedicated to Pino Pascali. This event is the result of a fruitful collaboration between  Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana and the  Pino Pascali Foundation


On the 29th of November at 6 p.m. The Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi in Venice ( one of the most prestigious institutions in the promotion of contemporary art) will hold an event that will look into the relationship between Pino Pascali and moving image. This  event is the result of a fruitful collaboration between  Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana  and the  Pino Pascali Foundation.

Important figures in the world of contemporary art will take part in the event, such as: Rosalba Branà, director of the Pino Pascali Foundation;Valérie Da Costa, teacher at the Strasbourg University  and author of the first monograph dedicated to Pino Pascali to have been written in French; Marco Giusti, film critic and television screen writer. The discussion will be led by  Santa Nastro, journalist and communications assistant for the Pino Pascali Foundation.

The Pino Pascali Foundation is in Polignano a Mare, Bari, in the former town’s slaughterhouse, by the seafront, in the southern area of the town overlooking the sea, one of the most unique and beautiful sceneries of Southern Italy. It keeps, studies and promotes Pino Pascali’s work and the precious documentary and bibliographic archive kept in the museum. The foundation also promotes contemporary art exhibitions. In 1969 the artist’s parents organised the first edition of the Pino Pascali Award which has now reached its 19th edition and has in the last few years awarded artists such as Jan Fabre, Nathalie Djurberg,  Mat Collishaw, AES+F, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Christiane Löhr.

Pino Pascali’s research still very much applies to today’s world. It employs all art languages, from painting to sculpture, from animated cartoons to video-performance, to television set design. It opens to themes that inspire new research studies and that are still very much the focus of studies by new generations of artists. The French scholar Valérie Da Costa, for example, in her latest book Pino Pascali. Retour à la Méditerranée (Les Presses du Réel, 2015), analyses the complex relationship between Pascali and the concept of a “mediterranean identity” and offers a new and very innovative anthropological perspective on Pascali’s work, thus opening the doors to the possibility of a dialogue with the concept of mediterranean landscape analysed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. A more specific connection with the moving image  is offered by  Marco Giusti, author of Pino Pascali o le trasformazioni del serpente (2003, 40’)  (Pino Pascali or the snake’s transformations), produced by Rai and winner of the Pino Pascali Award. The screening of this film will follow the debate.

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
San Marco 3260
30124 Venice