With the concepts of “scandal” (Pasolini) and “iconoclash” (Latour) this lecture investigates the tensions between religion and aesthetics created by a post-secular work of art when it enters in collision with the public sphere. For this purpose it compares the iconoclast reactions of the public to Romeo Castellucci’s performance Sul concetto di volto nel figlio di Dio in 2011 with the “contradiction” embodied by pope Pius XIII in Paolo Sorrentino’s succesfull TV-series The Young Pope (2017). 

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