Homo Universalis: Michelangelo Pistoletto Archive
Tuesday 30 January 2007 - 20.00>21.30
deBuren, Leopoldstraat 6, 1000 Brussels
When the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto exchanged the classic self-portrait for a reflecting canvas, he became one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century. Even now, in the early years of the twenty-first century, Pistoletto's influence still makes itself felt. With his ambitious social project Cittadellarte, he hopes to bring about a new relationship between the artist and society. The aim of Cittadellarte - a contraction of cittadella (citadel) and città dell'arte (city of art) - is 'to inspire changes for the good in society by means of creative ideas and projects'. But it is much more than just a place: it is about a new way of dealing with culture, politics and the economy. Every summer, Cittadellarte invites young artists to take part in the artist-in-residence-programme unidee, the university of ideas.
Pistoletto will present his project as well as the plans to collaborate with deBuren in the future.
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