Vittorio Umberto Antonio Maria Sgarbi born 8 May in Ferrara is an Italian art critic , art historian, politician, cultural commentator and television personality. He was appointed curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In , he was removed as Mayor of Salemi by the Ministry of Interior because of Mafia interferences in the village. Vittorio Sgarbi attended the Classical Lyceum "Ludovico Ariosto" of Ferrara and then graduated in Philosophy "cum laude" at the University of Bologna , where he also obtained the specialization in History of Art. During some of those shows he furiously attacked some Italian judges during the Tangentopoli corruption scandal.