Michelangelo Pistoletto


Pistoletto’s early work was an investigation into selfrepresentation. In 1962-1963, he made the first Mirror Paintings, which incorporate the viewer and real time in the work. These works quickly brought Pistoletto international acclaim. These are the foundation of his subsequent artistic output and theoretical thought. In 1965 and 1966 he produced a set of works entitled Minus Objects, considered fundamental to the birth of ‘Arte Povera’. In 1967 he began to work outside traditional exhibition spaces. In the years 1990 he founded the ‘Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto’ and the University of Ideas in Biella. This institution creates links between art and other social domains in order to produce responsible social change. In 2003 he won the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Lifelong Achievement.


04.02 to 13.05.2012
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