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Michelangelo Pistoletto, 'One and One makes Three', exhibition view, Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore and Officina dell’Arte Spirituale, Venice, 2017
 

One and One makes Three

The exhibition, at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, offers a summary of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s whole career from his earliest works till today. #BiennaleArte2017

 

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During the 57th Venice Art Biennale, Michelangelo Pistoletto presents an exhibition conceived for the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore and for the adjoining spaces, the Sacristy, the Main Choir, the Sala del Capitolo and the Officina dell’Arte Spirituale: a reflection that directly addresses the destiny of humankind and the urgent need for a social change.

 

The exhibition offers a summary of the artist’s whole career from his earliest works until today. The selection of the works on view includes both the most representative historical works from the beginning of Pistoletto’s artistic activity (1960) to the most recent (2017). Each of these works contains its own story and its own modernity in a space-time continuum that does not allow for splitting or sudden fractures. It begins with a series of self-portraits on canvas of his youthful period, where the artist asks himself about the search for his own dimension and own space. The artist proposes to configure the scene that opens on the future, once again leaving open the “triple dynamic” flow that inevitably includes the past, the present and the future.

Michelangelo Pistoletto, 'One and One makes Three', exhibition view, Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore and Officina dell’Arte Spirituale, Venice, 2017

Michelangelo Pistoletto, "One and One makes Three", exhibition view, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore and Officina dell’Arte Spirituale, Venice, 2017


until 26 September 2017
Michelangelo Pistoletto
One and One makes Three

curated by Lorenzo Fiaschi
Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore and Officina dell’Arte Spirituale
San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice