MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo


04 Mar - 15 Aug 2011

Photo by Sebastiano Luciano
4 March - 15 August 2011

In parallel with the retrospective exhibition Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956-1974, MAXXI will be presenting an exhibition devoted to Cittadellarte, an interdisciplinary laboratory for art and culture founded by Pistoletto in his home town of Biella in 1998.
Here the artist has developed an organic institution composed of a number of independent and self-organised departments or uffizi addressing sectors such as Art, Economics, Education, Politics, Ecology and Communication.
Continuing on from Pistoletto’s participatory works of the late Sixties, the Cittadellarte project reflects the artist’s determined commitment to art at the centre of a process for the responsible transformation of society. The exhibition Cittadellarte will highlight the intellectual, political and social debates promoted by this laboratory, with a programme of collateral activities utilising the exhibition space as a social and educational forum.

Tags: Michelangelo Pistoletto, M. Pistoletto