The Rooms
From October 1975 to September 1976, in the new spaces of Galleria Christian Stein in Turin (three rooms connected by three doors aligned on the same axis and similar in size to the mirror paintings), Pistoletto had twelve consecutive shows. The shows opened at the pace of one a month, each announced in advance by a text by the artist, fusing the moments of ideation, realization and exhibition and lending itself to a continuous dialogue with visitors over a one-year period. It is the first of what the artist calls “time continents”, to be followed by White Year (1989) and Happy Turtle (1993). The exhibition “Time Continents”, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (2001), was devoted to this specific aspect of Pistoletto’s work.
The articulation of creative processes and temporal dimensions, it will be noted, occurs again and again in Pistoletto’s work. In addition to the works and events mentioned above, attention can be drawn, for example, to A Book, the Literary Side of the Painting, 1970 (a work made of 31 canvases, turned upside down, on which wooden crosspieces Pistoletto, in one single day, wrote one short text); the exhibition “All the Women” (during the month-long show Pistoletto and Maria Pioppi painted the white canvases initially exhibited in the gallery) and The Time of the Mirror, 1986, at Magazin in Grenoble (during the month-long exhibition Pistoletto covered the 680 square meters of walls in the exhibition space, a former industrial shed, with black drawings).
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The Rooms
October 1975
The Rooms
November 1975
The Rooms
December 1975
The Rooms
January 1976
The Rooms
February 1976
The Rooms
March 1976
The Rooms
April 1976
The Rooms
May 1976
The Rooms
June 1976
The Rooms
July 1976
The Rooms
August 1976
The Rooms
September 1976
 MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO
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