Contemporary Italian Artist Pistoletto Retrospective Opens at Louvre

“A ‘thing’ is not art, but the idea expressed by that same ‘thing’ may be”. These are the words of Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Born in Biella in 1933, Pistoletto is an exceptional Italian artist whose exhibition ‘Anne 1. Le Paradis Sur Terre’ (Year One: Paradise on Earth) starts the ball rolling at the Louvre on April 25th as part of The Louvre’s new wave of welcoming contemporary artists.

Taking as its title “Year One, Paradise on Earth,” the installation is a vision of the future. The exhibition marks the transition to a new era, one of human, social, cultural change in relation with December 21st 2012 as noted via various installations and performances at a number of high-profile art galleries.

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