In the early 1960s Michelangelo Pistoletto made the first Mirror Paintings, which directly include the viewer and real time in the work, and open up perspective, reversing the Renaissance perspective. The Mirror Paintings are the foundation of his subsequent artistic output and theoretical thought. In 1965 and 1966 he produced a set of works entitled Minus Objects, considered fundamental to the birth of Arte Povera, an art movement of which Pistoletto was an animating force and a protagonist. In 1967 he began to work outside traditional exhibition spaces, with the first instances of that 'creative collaboration' he developed over the following decades by bringing together artists from different disciplines and various sectors of society. In 1978 Pistoletto defined two main directions his future artwork would take: Division and Multiplication of the Mirror, and Art Takes On Religion. During the 1990s, with Project Art and with the creation in Biella of Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, University of Ideas, he took another step towards art and producing responsible social change.
Pistoletto received the Venice Biennale's Golden Lion for Lifelong Achievement (2003), and the University of Turin awarded him a laurea honoris causa in Political Science (2004).
Michelangelo Pistoletto is a former advisor of the Rijksakademie.
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