The Artist's Signature in the Context of the happening
Joseph Pascali fecit anno in Pino Pascali’s Requiescat in Pace Corradinus at the Subject Exhibition of the La Salita Gallery
Pino Pascali’s Requiescat in Pace Corradinus is a happening that took place on 22nd July 1965 in the castle of Torre Astura, in the frame of an exhibition promoted by La Salita gallery (Rome). The artist performed a funeral rite in a crypt, in front of a ‘fake’ monument – that he made– in memoriam of Conradin of Swabia. Here his own signature is present as an inscription: Joseph Pascali fecit anno. This happening – one of the first example in Italy – constitutes a significant case study that consents us to focus on what happen to the signature during a phase of radical mutation of the artistic media.
Keywords: Requiescat in Pace Corradinus • Torre Astura • Happening • Galleria La Salita • Pino Pascali