"Padre e Figlio. Ettore Pistoletto Olivero | Michelangelo Pistoletto"
Three locations for a single exhibition project realized by Cassa di Risparmio di Biella Foundation, Cittadellarte – Pistoletto Foundation and Zegna Foundation: Palazzo Gromo Losa – Corso del Piazzo 22-24, Biella Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation – G. Serralunga Street 27, Biella, Casa Zegna – Guglielmo Marconi Street 23, Trivero.
The works of Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the major protagonists of the international art scene and those of his father Ettore, a popular landscape and still life painter, represent the starting point of a close confrontation with the theme of the father-son relationship, declined in many of his implications and nuances.
Through the works on display and in the video-dialogues created with the curator Alberto Fiz and with Anna Zegna, Michelangelo Pistoletto has given expression to a non-unidirectional conception of the father-son relationship: leaving a heredity to the fathers, rather than entrusting the responsibility solely to the children to communicate the knowledge and passions of parents.
Padre e filgio (Father and Son) presents over one hundred works including paintings, mirror paintings, installations, lightboxes, videos and photographs and is held in a very significant year for the city of Biella, which in 2019 will propose its candidacy to the Unesco network of Creative Cities, having its own Michelangelo Pistoletto as official ambassador for the project. Michelangelo Pistoletto has created a symbol of the Third Paradise dedicated to the candidacy and has already signed a manifesto of support for his "ambassadors" in the world.
From 17 April to 13 October 2019