Godfathering Political Art
Mauri and Pasolini to the rescue
Fabio Mauri emerged as an artist in the late-1950s, developing the ideas for his work in the context of television and cinema, with the projected image and the screen becoming central motifs that defined his oeuvre. Connecting themes and ideas of the past to the present, his work injects within itself a notion of ethical responsibility that causes the spectator to critically examine his experience of ‘the real’. As a close friend of Pasolini’s since childhood, the two were highly active in Italy’s avant-garde. The Venice Biennale is now paying them the honour they deserve.