Over One Hundred Works of Art Made by Michelangelo Pistoletto Presented at MAXXI

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ROME.- Michelangelo Pistoletto: Da Uno a Molti, 1956–1974 and Cittadellarte are the two exhibitions that MAXXI, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is devoting to the great Italian artist and will open to the public from March 4th to August 15th 2011. With more than 100 works on view coming from public and private, Italian and international collections, Michelangelo Pistoletto: Da Uno a Molti, 1956–1974 presents one of the most important living Italian artists, internationally recognised as a key figure in contemporary art, one of the founding members of the Arte Povera movement and a figure of reference to the younger generations. He was awarded a Leone d’Oro at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and considered in the United States as a forerunner of participatory artistic practices. Cittadellarte focuses on the homonymous creative laboratory founded by Pistoletto in Biella in 1998, which fo