260410: Galerie Mezzanin Michelangelo Pistoletto – Mirror Paintings

Galerie mezzanin Michelangelo Pistoletto – Mirror Paintings 24.03.10 – 30.04.10 In the mirror of contemporary history Michelangelo Pistoletto is one of those artists who does not muscle his way into the art business, but always find a way to leave his traces. It’s all a question of dosage. At the last Venice Bienniale he attracted attention with just one blow of the hammer: his installation “Twenty-two less two” consisted of 22 gold-framed mirrors, of which he destroyed all but two. Mirrors are also the central theme of his first solo exhibit at the Vienna-based Galerie mezzanin, (this also being his first show in Vienna since 1995, when he presented his works at the 20er Haus). Five mirrors, all following the same principle: a free standing object, usually a figure, is mounted as a serigraphy onto polished stainless steel. The reflection of the viewer becomes an essential part of the painting. Pistoletto transforms the installation into a stage and the viewer’s encounter with the artwork immediately triggers a performance. With a height of nearly two and a half meters the works have the size of a door; and the one mounted immediately vis-à-vis the entrance is the only one in a horizontal format and conveys the feeling of a window, opening the exhibition to an imaginary outside room. At the same time, the doors and the window of the White Cube let reality, which is outside of the cube, permeate – be it a political, social, or cultural reality. But what is actually happening is secondary: at the exhibition currently presented in Vienna, the individual images centre on rebellion, revolution and their suppression. They show a symbolic skull, a peace-flag, and a man just about to hurl a stone into an invisible group of people. A scene depicting a young woman supporting a collapsing man is the Grand Finale. With this picture narration, Pistoletto delivers a clear political commentary. By working with different kinds of realities - all kept apart by cold steel - he refers to the individual’s helplessness when faced with the arbitrary exertion of power, similar to what is currently happening in his country. By Johanna Hofleitner Galerie mezzanin 1010 Vienna, Getreidemarkt 14/Ecke Eschenbachgasse Tel: + 43 1 526 43 56 Fax: +43 1 526 91 87 email: mezzanin@chello.at http://www.mezzaningallery.com Opening hours: Tue – Fri: noon – 6 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Galerie mezzanin
1010 Wien, Getreidemarkt 14/Ecke Eschenbachgasse
Tel: +43 (0) 1 526 43 56, Fax: +43 (0) 1 526 91 87
Email: mezzanin@chello.at
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