Born in Biella (IT), lives in Biella (IT).
Michelangelo Pistoletto is associated with Arte Povera. In the 1960s, he defines a new kind of monumentality by combining rags and 'worthless' materials with forms from classical antiquity. From 1962 on, he starts using mirrors and gold, silver or copper as a reflective background for cut-out photographs of life-size human figures. These superpositions fuse past and present into a single image, putting the very idea of representation to the test, whereas the division and multiplication of reflections express Pistoletto's vision on the continued development of the universe as a reflective process. In recent years, the mirrors are often shown without the extra layer of figuration, and sometimes they are intentionally broken. Pistoletto has created an oeuvre that is well known for its formal complexity, as well as for its social ambition.
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Michelangelo Pistoletto, Michelangelo Pistoletto, 1980. Book, ink, paper, 35 x 25 cm, loose-leaf, language : Italian, text by the artist, publisher : Lucrezia De Domizio, Pescara.
Mar Rosso - Sedie Love Di...
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mar Rosso - Sedie Love Difference [Red Sea – Love Difference Chairs], 2005. Installation, 4 x (78 x 46 cm).
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Uffizi Porte, 2003. Installation, wood, metal, dvd, monitor, 250 x 1995 x 1351 cm.
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The collection XXIX – Spi...
20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
Curated by Bart De Baere, Jan De Vree, Anders Kreuger (M HKA) en Charles Esche and Steven ten Thije (Van Abbe Museum) Spirits of In
LATT: MUHKADEMIE 2013
27 September 2013 - 05 January 2014.
In 2013, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp marked its 350th anniversary. This makes it the fourth oldest art school in the world and the
Michelangelo Pistoletto &...
04 October 2003 - 30 November 2003.
The Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto (°1933, Italy) locates art and the artist within social reality. In his oeuvre, the spectator and
21 May 2021 - 03 October 2021.
In this exhibition, contemporary art confronts closed-mindedness with an open approach. Inbetween the archaeological remains of the Teseum, y
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
"... They cannot be reduced. They’re not representable. The claim of the complexity of their design is irreducible. They never give the impre
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Michelangelo Pistoletto in conversation with Anders Kreuger (M HKA) on the role of the 'Artist' and 'Architecture'