Projecting Pasolini

March 24, 2010

Renowned architect, artist and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar will be joining MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department Chair David Levi Strauss for a screening and discussion of Jaar’s new short film, The Ashes of Pasolini, on Thursday, March 25, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. Jaar is a Chilean-born artist who is bets known for his “public interventions,” a series of extended installation works that examine hot-button socio-political issues like the Rwandan genocide and immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. This event—which is part of the Art in the First Person series, and is presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department in partnership with Aperture—will focus on Pier Paolo Pasolini, a controversial Italian poet and critic who was murdered in 1975. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

The following evening, Friday, March 26, at 6.45pm, Strauss will be taking part in The Review Panel, an event billed as “an evening of critical conversation about art.” He will be part of a panel that includes Michelle Kuo, Mark Stevens and moderator David Cohen, discussing several current art exhibition in New York City: Mike Nelson at 303 Gallery, Joan Jonas at Yvon Lambert, Anya Kielar at Rachel Uffner Gallery, and Robert Ryman at PaceWildenstein. The event is presented by the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, in partnership with, at 1083 Fifth Avenue, across from the Guggenheim Museum. Space is limited, so please contact to register for the event.

Video: Alfredo Jaar discussing Pier Paolo Pasolini in PBS’s Art21.

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