The Ashes of Pasolini

A film by Alfredo Jaar
In the presence of the artist

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
1379 Sherbrooke West

September 29, 2011 - 7:00 pm


On the occasion of its Autumn 2011 season, the Musée d’art de Joliette, in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and DHC/ART, invites you to a lecture by the artist and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar. This event will take place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and will revolve around his work and artistic approach, more specifically on the short film, The Ashes of Pasolini (2009), that commemorates the life of the famous Italian filmmaker and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) who was assassinated under mysterious circumstances. In his quest to raise public awareness and make us reconsider the world in a new light, the world-acclaimed Chilean artist speaks freely, passionately and unequivocally, taking us into the unique and turbulent world of a great man of letters and cultural figure. Bringing together the specific properties of the film medium and the far reaching thoughts and ideas of the famous Italian filmmaker and poet, Jaar creates a sensitive and very moving work.

Please note that the talk will be in English. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.

Free admission


Alfredo Jaar was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1956. He has been living and working in New York for the past thirty years. Jaar’s work has been widely exhibited, and was featured in such important artistic events as the Venice Biennial (1986 and 2007), the Istanbul Biennial (1995) and the Liverpool Biennial (2010).


Alfredo Jaar
The Ashes of Pasolini, 2009
Video: 38:00
Courtesy the artist, New York