In Memoriam – Marcello Pecchioli (1954 – 2021)
This month we are remembering a great visionary artist, critic and scholar with one of his most iconic works: "Alien Priest".
Prof Marcello Pecchioli graduated with a degree in Science Philosophy, he was a cinematographic and multimedia critic, a university professor, a technological artist, a film-maker. He was the editor of a book series called 'Aesthetics of global communication'. His interests were in visual languages, multi-mediality, videos, installations, electronic surroundings.
He worked with the Architecture Department of Ferrara and the Contemporary History Department (arts and new media) of DAMS Bologna, and taught Theory and Aesthetics of the New Media at the University of Padua. He was the art director of the science fiction Festival E.B.E., which took place both in Bologna and Milan. He collaborated with EIDOS (Milan), with the Biennale (Venice), with Centro AIAM (Turin), with the Computer Science Department of the University of Bologna, and with the History and Philosophy Department of Padua. He was the founder and leader of Techno Medioevo and Age of Future, a group of conceptual artists with whom the Sir Denis Mahon Foundation organised events and exhibitions, such as Techno Medioevo: Age of Future Reloaded at Museum of the Order of St John, London 2018; Visions and Visionaries at Guildhall Galleries, London (2019) subsequently shown at Festival of The Two Worlds in Spoleto (July 2019). He continued his collaboration writing catalogue texts and advising on art historical issues.
Prof Marcello Pecchioli was born in Spoleto in 1954, died in Bologna on 2 February 2021.
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