Thursday, April 5, 2012

Art in America Online/Michelangelo Pistoletto

Pistoletto Is Our Mirror

"Arte Povera is the base of all the work that I do," says Michelangelo Pistoletto, which may surprise some admirers of his highly varied works. "We didn't want to just produce objects: we wanted to produce change." A new exhibition of Pistoletto's "Mirror Paintings," on view at Luhring Augustine in New York [through Apr. 28], shows the 78-year-old artist continuing his eternal quest to find meaning within a mirrored reality of contemporary society.
Lavoro – Atelier, 2008-2011Silkscreen on polished super mirror stainless steel, 59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.; Lavoro - Vietato l'ingresso, 2008-2011Silkscreen on polished super mirror stainless steel, 59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.