Michelangelo Pistoletto is considered one of the most important artists of the last half century. Like almost no other, he has tackled in his art the epoch-making changes in today’s world and our society in modern democracy. Bringing art into society and connecting it to everyday life lie at the centre of his work. Besides self-representation and reflection, participation is a key concept in Pistoletto’s art.
The retrospective Michelangelo Pistoletto, Self-Portraits, Mirrors, Minus-Objects in the Neue Galerie Graz focuses on Pistoletto’s early works with which he became famous in the 1960s. Besides numerous self-portraits, the exhibition shows the famous and for Pistoletto typical mirror works and minus objects, which have made a decisive contribution to the development of the Italian Arte Povera. Among the 58 works in total, five videos of Actions from the 1960s can also be found, which together with a selection of documentary material round off the retrospective.
June 2nd – October 14th, 2012