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The self-portrait by Michelangelo Pistoletto

Video in Italian | Director of the Castello di Rivoli and special guest of the Uffizi Galleries, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev unveils the features of Pistoletto's "poor art", capable of rendering all the "richness of reality"

Have you ever really entered a work of art?
The art of Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian painter and sculptor born in Biella in 1933, allows us to get to the core of a mise en scene.
His self-portrait is in fact a reflecting stainless steel plate, which allows the viewer to introduce himself into the composition, meeting the artist and his patron Giuliano Gori face to face. The more the spectator moves away from the work, the more he plunges into the action, in a playful network of reflecting surfaces, capable of turning the work into an ever-changing substance undergoing continuous transformations like life itself.

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