A new exhibition by leading Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, who won the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2003, is currently on show at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
Born in Biella, Italy, in 1933, Pistoletto is acclaimed worldwide as a key figure in the development of conceptual art and as a founder of the influential Arte Povera movement. As you will see, Arte Povera, or Frugal Art, lends itself all too easily to the analogue concept.
For the current Serpentine Gallery commission, titled The Mirror of Judgment, the artist created a new, site-specific installations using a form which often recurs in his work: the labyrinth.
Made out of corrugated cardboard, a material which could hardly be described as anything but analogue, Pistoletto’s work leads visitors through a maze in search of their own self as well as hidden installations and sculptures.
Remaining true to his roots, Pistoletto, uses materials which are frugal in order not to distract the visitor who in turn, is an integral part of the work itself.
The Mirror of Judgement is open at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, until the 17th September.
Source/further info: http://www.serpentinegallery.org/