Presentation of the book
Introduced by Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of Serpentine Galleries.On the occasion of the publication of The Voice of Pistoletto, written by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Alain Elkann (Rizzoli exlibris). A dynamic and far-reaching dialogue with one of Europe's most influential contemporary artists examining his vision of unifying art and everyday life.In 2013, at the age of eighty, Michelangelo Pistoletto was the subject of a six-month exhibition at the Louvre in Paris. Here, in an insightful, passionate and humorous dialogue with his interviewer, Alain Elkann, he reflects on his legacy. The Voice of Pistoletto demystifies the story of the growth of an artist, candidly discussing his inspirations; his relationships with gallerists, critics and curators; and the comparisons and critiques of his fellow contemporary masters, from Magritte to Picasso, Koons to Cattelan, Giacometti to Bacon. The result is a collage that illuminates Pistoletto's own creative life and gives readers a privileged view of the history of contemporary art in general.Friday, 14 November 2014, 6pm.