PROGRAMME >> EVENT #32
sunday sept. 2.time 15.30.sala multimediale canale lunense - euro 4,00
- Lay spirituality in the mirror
listen to the audio file
Since 1961, Pistoletto has explored the spiritual dimension ‘phenomenologically’
through his mirror works. He relates the mind to the mirror in the way the
brain relates to the eye. The mirror becomes an optical prosthesis that
multiplies the thought capacity of the mind. His “Mirror paintings” are eyes
open wide at an objective, yet surprising, view of the world. His artistic
process leads us to the realisation that we are a particle of the universe, in
the same way that a fragment of mirror is of a whole mirror.
Michelangelo Pistoletto was born
in 1933. His work is in major collections of modern and contemporary art around
the world: Beaubourg, Paris; MOMA, New York;
National Museum, Seoul; Tate Modern, London; Toyota Museum, Toyota;
Museo Reìna Sophia, Madrid; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Rome; Nationalgalerie,
Berlin, etc. Professor at the Vienna academy of Fine Arts. Founder of the international
centre Cittadellarte – Biella.
In 2003 he was awarded the Leone d’Oro for his career at the 50th Venice
Biennale and in 2004 the University of Turin awarded him a Laurea Honoris Causa
in Political Science.