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The show

The Castello di Rivoli presents a major exhibition dedicated to Michelangelo Pistoletto (Biella, 1933) on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. Set up in the spaces of the Manica Lunga, the project by the artist Molti di uno reinvents the orthogonal architecture of the Manica Lunga transforming it into an astonishing harmonious tangle, an irregular and free urban device through which to collect and reread all his art in a gigantic self-portrait which works like the map of an ideal city of the future.

“Pistoletto is one of the most multifaceted, innovative, creative and auroral figures of contemporary art on a global level,” says Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. “Already active in the second half of the twentieth century, he is capable of reimagining the world in the twenty-first century through his 'formula of creation', in the name of a new trinamic balance between natural and artificial that he calls the Third Paradise”.

Pistoletto is among the artists who have redefined the concept of art since the mid-sixties of the last century through Arte Povera. Already from the first half of the 1950s, the artist questioned the concept of personal identity and embarked on the path of the self-portrait as an emblematic expression of his thought according to which the individual subject comes to life in relation to others, becoming a plural subject. Since 1962 he has been creating mirror paintings, in which the viewer and the world enter the work. Overcoming the boundaries marked by the purely pictorial dimension represented for Pistoletto the opening to a landscape that overlooks the contemporaneity of existence.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Piazzale Mafalda di Savoia, 2
10098 Rivoli


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