Michelangelo Pistoletto, artist
“Usually, art draws people into museums and galleries. Me, I like to bring art into communities. We can all be creative, not only as individuals but also as a common force, and we should know that together we can produce something new, something that doesn’t exist. Societies should learn and understand that through art they can transform the way to be together.” — M. Pistoletto.
As told to David A. Ross
Photos by Jeannette Montgomery Barron
Magazzino Italian Art is the new warehouse art space devoted to Post-war and Contemporary Italian art.
“The sphere proposes an interaction, the opportunity to connect with each other, to play together. Not only do children like to play but adults also. And we have to—we need to play more. To play means to make peace—if we decide to play together in a positive way.” — M. Pistoletto
Pistoletto’s epic Cold Spring performance and the opening of Magazzino this past summer could not have been better timed. This fall, Pistoletto and the works of the Arte Povera movement are all over NYC at galleries such as: Hauser & Wirth, Luhring Augustine and Lévy Gorvy.