MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO "THE MIRROR OF JUDGEMENT"

NEWSText: julie morikawa

One of the pre-eminent contemporary artists, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s exhibition “The Mirror of Judgement” will be held at the Serpentine Gallery from July 12th – September 17th.

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Pistoletto began as a painter in the mid-1950s, and in the 1960s received critical acclaim for his series of Mirror Paintings. These works broke down the traditional notions of figurative art, reflecting their surroundings and the viewer as a part of the image, linking art and life in an ever-changing spectacle.

In 1965 Pistoletto created his Minus Objects, a series of sculptural pieces that investigated how objects transform into art works through the ideas they express. This was an act of independence against the prevailing art system; the Minus Objects were non-representational anti-commodities constructed out of ‘poor’ materials.

Pistoletto’s exhibition will draw visitors through the galleries, leading them via a winding maze to hidden installations and sculptures. Responding to the architecture of the Serpentine galleries and using an economy of materials, the exhibition will manipulate visitors’ perceptions of space, making them an integral part of the work itself.

Michelangelo Pistoletto “The Mirror of Judgement”
Date: July 12th – September 17th, 2011
Open: 10:00-18:00
Place: Serpentine Gallery
Address: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
Tel: +44 0 20 7402 6075
http://www.serpentinegallery.org

Text: julie morikawa

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