“Social networks make your face come out of anonymity, put you on the map and make you feel unique and at the same time part of a community, the protagonist of an event, a situation, a story. The diary of life in public. A way of writing down the passage of things and emotions. I need an instantaneous memory, a kind of “visual thought”, an immediate publicity of myself that explains to others not what I am but what I would like to be.” Of course, he, the most irreverent, sarcastic and pungent journalist in Italy , Roberto d’Agostino, does not need any notoriety.

In Palermo since yesterday to participate in the inauguration of Manifesta12, the founder of the Dagospia site visited the Palatine Chapel of the Royal Palace with his wife, Anna Federici, and Anna Mattirolo, Director of Exhibitions at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. And, obviously, his presence at the Royal Palace has not gone unnoticed; characterized, in an original way, by pertinent questions and hilarious jokes. To lead Dago, Anna Federici and Anna Mattirolo to discover the mosaics, the muqarnas and the architecture of the Palatine Chapel. There was also the journalist and art historian, Valentina Bruschi. In the Duke of Montalto halls the journalist greeted Saint Catherine of Alexandria, the leading work of the exhibition “Sicilië, Pittura Fiamminga” (“Sicilië, Flemish painting”). And here too the joke was prompt and fulminating: “What a mean gaze this Catherine has!”. His was, of course, a boutade but, once again, it did not go unnoticed.



The promise, at the end of the visit, to return to the Royal Palace to see the rest of the Monumental Complex: the Royal Apartments and the Royal Gardens, recently reopened and accessible to the public.


(courtesy translation Elettra La Duca)