Omino 71

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s death, the City of Bologna and Fondazione Cineteca launched a multi-disciplinary cultural  project titled “Più moderno di ogni moderno: Pasolini a Bologna” dedicated to this great intellectual’s life and work.

As a project partner, CHEAP organized a street poster art initiative involving the Rome-based artist Omino 71, who worked on a wall alongside Bologna’s  Parco del Cavaticcio. This park conceptually represents the architectural and spatial link between the Cineteca and Bologna Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO), where the show “Officina Pasolini” opened in the same period.

Pasolini appears on the wall of the Cavaticcio transformed into an icon, wearing a superhero’s mask like in a comic book, tinged with pop aesthetics and posing a question to passersby “What  are clouds?” that evokes and quotes from the director’s film “Capriccio all’italiana.

The wall is the work of Omino 71, a boisterous Rome-based artist whose concept of pop(ular) art is enlivened by a mash up of color-drenched superheroes, saints, toys and children. He alternates between street work and a busy exhibition schedule involving both individual shows and collective projects he creates and curates.