Thursday 1 January 1970

MAXXIinWeb/ Michelangelo Pistoletto

The MAXXIinWeb project organized by MAXXI and Telecom Italia is about to launch: with free admittance while places are available in the MAXXI Auditorium for nine encounters with nine major players in contemporary creativity that Telecom Italia will be making available free to the web public in live streaming on the site maxxinweb.telecomitalia.com.

Architects, artists, photographers and creative figures of international fame will be talking about their ideas and works, their working methods and their personal relationships with creativity and new technologies.

Thursday 27 October, 21.00
Michelangelo Pistoletto
MAXXI Auditorium, free admittance
Italian artist, painter and sculptor, a protagonist of the Arte Povera movement defined and theorised by Germano Celant in the mid-Sixties between Rome and Turin.  The Mirror paintings underlie his artistic production and theoretical constructs from 1962 and brought him to critical attention throughout the world. During the course of the 1990s with Progetto Arte and the creation in Biella of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and the University of Ideas, Pistoletto places art in an active relationship with the diverse ambits of the social fabric in order to inspire and produce a responsible transformation of society. In 2003 Michelangelo Pistoletto was awarded the Leone d’Oro for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale while in 2007 in Jerusalem he received the Wolf Foundation Prize in Arts “for his constantly inventive career as an artist, educator and activist whose restless intelligence has created prescient forms of art that contribute to fresh understanding of the world.”

Michelangelo Pistoletto, 2011, photo Sebastiano Luciano


Forthcoming events
Thursday 10 November | Giulio Cappellini
Thursday 17 November | Olivo Barbieri
Thursday 24 November | Francesco Vezzoli
Thursday 1 December | Fernando e Humberto Campana
Thursday 15 December | Moreno Cedroni