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Michelangelo Pistoletto

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Birthplace
Biella, Italy

Birth year
1933

Lives in
Torino, Italy

Works in
Torino, Italy

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2014 The Space Where I Am
Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square
 
Jul, 2014 Elective Affinities
Simon Lee
 
Jun, 2014 Earthly Delights
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
 
May, 2014 Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present
Leila Heller Gallery - 57th Street
 
Mar, 2014 Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection
Nasher Museum
 
Jun, 2013 Prima Materia
Punta della Dogana
 
Statement

Michelangelo Pistoletto began painting on mirrors in 1962, connecting painting with the constantly changing realities in which the work finds itself. In the later sixties he began bringing together rags with casts of omnipresent classical statuary of Italy to break down the hierarchies of "art" and common things. His work mainly deals with the subject matter of reflection and the unification of art and everyday life in terms of an all-embracing art form.

You can visit his web site here.

Recent Exhibits

Michelangelo Pistoletto participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2014 « Dessine-Moi Un Mouton »
Gabrielle Maubrie
 
Feb, 2014 La Bella Figura
Max Wigram Gallery
 
Dec, 2013 The Minus Objects 1965-1966
Luhring Augustine Bushwick
 
Nov, 2013 Biographical forms - Construction and individual mythology
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
 
Oct, 2013 Art & Textiles - Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
 
Oct, 2013 Gli anni settanta. Arte a Roma
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
 
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