Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto "Monumentino", 1968

  • Fecha:
    27 Jan. - 29 Mar. 2000
    Lugar:
    Sales del museu

This extensive retrospective of the work of Michelangelo Pistoletto (Biella, Italy, 1933) offered an overview of the most significant moments in the artist’s career, from his early self-portraits dating from 1960 to his latest interventions in the context of Progetto Arte, an initiative that has sought to stimulate reflection on the roles of contemporary art, artists and education since 1994. It also presented Pistoletto’s emblematic “mirror paintings”, his reflective and plexiglass objects, the works made out of old clothing, and, above all, the series Ogetti in meno (Minus Objects), produced between 1965 and 1966, which is considered to be the launching pad for Arte Povera and one of its most emphatic contributions.

The exhibition also presented extensive documentation that offered an account of Pistoletto’s work in the field of theatre with the group Lo Zoo, which he ran between 1968 and 1970 and which organised numerous projects based on collective action and participation. As the artist himself declared: “The step from the mirror paintings to theatre – everything is theatre – seems simply natural... Audience participation in the painting has evolved towards other forms of participation.”

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