Michelangelo Pistoletto

Jun 3, 2012


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.

Neue Galerie Graz

June 2nd – October 14th, 2012
8010 Graz