Michelangelo Pistoletto — Année 1, le paradis sur terre


Mixed media

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Année 1, le paradis sur terre

Past: April 25 → September 2, 2013

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Titled Year 1: Earthly Paradise, the exhibition marks the transition into the new era of human, social, and cultural metamorphosis that was celebrated the world over.

The exhibition embodies three different time frames: the past, in the context of a retrospective; the present seen in the mirror works reflecting the visitors; and the future in a great obelisk topped with a triple loop, a symbol of this ongoing revolution. Thus the sign of the “third paradise” adorns the pyramid. The artist’s historical works echo the Italian paintings and the Roman and Greek statues, while other more recent pieces — mirrors and installations — lead the visitor from the Salle des Sept Cheminées to the Cour Marly, via the medieval section of the Louvre.

Spirituality, figuration, the breaking down of boundaries between the arts, social solidarity, and the merging of life and art: these are the themes permeating the thinking of Michelangelo Pistoletto, the founder of Cittadellarte.

The Louvre is presenting a large-scale exhibition of the work of Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, accompanied by a program of encounters, theater performances and activities for the public in the Tuileries Gardens and elsewhere. Organized by: Marie-Laure Bernadac, assisted by Pauline Guélaud.

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Palais royal, musée du Louvre

75001 Paris


Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, 9 AM – 6 PM
Late night on Wednesday, Friday until 9:30 PM
Lundi, jeudi, samedi, dimanche : fermeture des salles à partir de 17h30

Admission fee

Full rate €17.00

D’octobre à mars : le premier dimanche de chaque mois, l’accès aux collections permanentes est gratuit pour tous.

The artist

  • Michelangelo Pistoletto