Friday, 6 June 2014

Michelangelo Pistoletto - Bad Luck?

Bad Lucks 

 Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto's  Performance'Seventeen One Less' , in 2009.
Pistoletto has regularly used mirrors in his work to symbolize his search for his own identity. As well as a sort of self-portrait the mirrors also address division, multiplicity and universality.
  In this installation of 22 mirrors at the Venice Biennale, Pistoletto smashed 20 with a sledgehammer destroying the sharp images they reproduced, yet also magnifying their reflective power by creating thousands of mirror shards.  According to Pistoletto, their reciprocal reflection represents the infinite generation of light and life. Even the smallest of the broken mirrors, however, retains the same properties of the whole mirrors, multiplying their reflective power. The moment of destruction remains impressed in the mirror picture as the memory of a past event imprinted on the present.

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