Mondo Reale: two days of meetings at Triennale Milano

Real world

September 28, 2022, 7.00 pm
Andrei Ujica and Antonio Spadaro

29 September 2022, 7.00 pm
Andrei Ujica and Peter Sloterdijk

Milan Triennale

Triennale Milano and Fondation Cartier pour dell’arte contemporain present, as part of the Triennale Estate and Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries23rd International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, two days of meetings dedicated to deepen some themes of the exhibition Real worldorganized by Fondation Cartier.

Real world brings together works that express the feeling of the unknown perceived in the world in which we live, through the encounter with different cultures, with faith or with natural phenomena.

2 Pasolini, Andrei Ujica
Wednesday 28 September 2022, at 7.00 pm, the conversation between Andrei Ujica and Father Antonio Spadaro, Jesuit and director of La Civiltà Cattolicawill develop from the film 2 Pasolini (2000/2021) by Ujica, which he created for the exhibition Desertheld at the Fondation Cartier pour dell’arte contemporain in 2000 and currently presented in Real world.

In the film, Andrei Ujica honors Pier Paolo Pasolini’s cinematography with a lyrical and powerful homage, in which rhythm and spirituality come together in an evocative montage, accompanied by a vivid soundscape.
Thanks to a clever montage of images taken from Inspections in Palestine for the Gospel according to Matthew by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the film follows the Italian director and his theological consultant, Don Andrea Carraro, on a journey through Palestine in the sixties, in their attempt to identify the settings of Pasolini’s biblical masterpiece. 2 Pasolini then follows the journey through the desert of Pier Paolo Pasolini and of Christ, up to the shores of an impetuous sea.

The conversation, in Italian and English with simultaneous translation, will be preceded by the screening of the film 2 Pasolini by Andrei Ujica.

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Artavazd Pelechian, La Nature

Thursday 29 September 2022, at 7.00 pm, Peter Sloterdijk and Andrei Ujica will talk to each other based on the film Nature (2020) by the filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian: a real visual poem, presented for the first time in Italy on the occasion of the exhibition Real world.

The film, produced by the Fondation Cartier, shows the relationship between man and nature through sequences of images designed to produce a monumental and poetic cinematic experience, which escapes the classic distinction between fiction and documentary.

The conversation will be held in German with simultaneous translation into Italian and English. The film Naturelasting 62 minutes, is part of the exhibition Real worldwithin which it is screened every day at the following times: 11.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00, 17.30, 18.45.

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Triennial Summer is a broad program aimed at the whole city of Milan, to experience culture together. Five months of programming in the Triennale’s Giancarlo De Carlo Garden, a rich calendar of over 130 afternoon and evening events aimed at a wide and transversal audience: meetings, lectures, festivals, screenings, shows, concerts, DJ sets, performances, workshops for children and many other activities, ranging from design to architecture, from contemporary art to performing art, from photography to music up to themes and contents of Unknown Unknowns.

Institutional Partners Eni, Lavazza Group and Salone del Mobile.Milano and the Technical Partner ATM support the activities of Triennale Milano.

For Triennale Estate Triennale Milano he thanks the Main Partners Nhood and Smeg and the Technical Partner Kartell.

Andrei Ujica

Born in 1951 in Timisoara, Romania, Andrei Ujica lives in Bucharest. He studied literature in Timisoara, Bucharest and Heidelberg.
His filmography includes Videograms of a Revolution (1992), directed with Harun Farocki, which explores the relationship between political power and the media in Europe at the end of the Cold War. In Out of the Present (1995), Ujica tells the story of cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev who spent ten months aboard the MIR space station, during the collapse of the Soviet Union on planet Earth. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010), presented at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, concludes the trilogy dedicated to the fall of communism.

  • Between 2001 and 2017, Ujica was a lecturer in cinematography at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. In 2002 he founded the ZKM Filminstitut, which he directed until 2017. His publications include prose, poetry and non-fiction since 1968.

Antonio Spadaro

Antonio Spadaro, a Jesuit father, is the editor of the magazine “La Civiltà Cattolica”, the most authoritative and ancient Catholic magazine published in Rome since 1850. He graduated in philosophy from the University of Messina (1988) and has a doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University (2000), where he taught as a professor at the Faculty of Theology and the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Communication. Since 2011 he has been a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Antonio Spadaro has published a wide range of volumes of literary and theological criticism in dialogue with contemporary culture, including Cyberteology. Thinking about Christianity in the age of the Interneta book that has been translated into eight languages.

  • Antonio Spadaro is also the author of the first book of conversations with Pope Francis: My door is always open. A work of international scope that deals with issues on faith, hope and the Church in a time of change.

Peter Sloterdijk

Peter Sloterdijk is one of the most important contemporary German philosophers, cultural scientists and authors. He has established himself as one of the most inspiring, eclectic and sometimes provocative minds of our time. In his books and essays – and especially in Sphereswhere philosophical anthropology is outlined – art and its social dimensions play a role of primary importance.

  • Sloterdijk’s thinking sheds new lights on technology, the ecological challenge, bioethics, economic globalization and, in general, the way humanity lives, thinks and acts. Sloterdijk taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe until 2017. From 2002 to 2012 he was co-host of the German television program Im Glashaus: Das Philosophische Quartett.
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