Under the umbrella of the 15th Italian Language in the World Week, Israel celebrates the memory of Herbert Pagani, one of the Jewish community of Libya’s most talented Italian artists. The event, “Herbert Pagani: la Parola, il Segno, il Canto", will take place on Saturday evening at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa with the inauguration of the exhibition “Uno squarcio nel cielo” curated by Pedatzur. A performance is to follow, with video, testimonials and songs featuring vocalists such as Marco Ferrandini and Anna Jencek, with special guest Miriam Meghnagi.
The event has been organised by the Italian embassy in Israel under the guidance of Ambassador Francesco Maria Talò, the World Organisation of Libyan Jews with President Shimon Doron, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Tel Aviv. This year’s edition of Italian Language Week is dedicated to the theme of the Italian language and music. Nothing more appropriate to commemorate the brief but intense life of this many-faceted artist – poet, writer, sculptor, painter and musician, who even tried his hand at television, and was able to express himself in both Italian and French. The evening will offer an opportunity to recall Pagani’s commitment to the cause of peaceful co-existence in the Middle East, as well as to illustrate the significant role of the Jewish community of Libya and its Italian cultural legacy.