In 1994 Michelangelo Pistoletto chose Pistoia to present Progetto Arte, a utopian project that later found its realization in Biella with Cittadellarte. Today, almost thirty years later, on the occasion of his eighty-ninth birthday, the Maestro returns to the Tuscan city for the opening of PISTOLETTO PISTOIA. Constellation: 5 steps between creation and memory , exhibition organized by Pistoia Musei in collaboration with the Pistoletto Cittadellarte Foundation, which from 25 June to 25 September 2022 will inhabit palaces and public places in the city.
A lasting bond that between Pistoletto and Pistoia, celebrated by the choice of the Master to collaborate with the young museum network of Pistoia Musei, considered fertile ground to activate a reflective and proactive artistic action, a constellation exhibition capable of triggering processes of social change, creating unpublished connections, recover the historical relationship between the city and the surrounding area.
On display some of his most iconic works - such as the Venus of Rags, Love Difference - Mediterranean Sea, Time of Judgment (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism), Third Paradise, Porta Sign Art, Sphere of newspapers - alongside others specially created for the exhibition, all set up in buildings of historical and identifying value in the city, from the Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi to the Church of San Leone, from the Fabroniana Library to the Museo del Novecento e del Contemporaneo in Palazzo Fabroni, and the Pistoia Mountain Astronomical Observatory .