Michelangelo Pistoletto: Cittadellarte will highlight the intellectual, political, and social dialogues fostered by Cittadellarte, which was founded by the artist in 1998 by in Biella, Italy. The installation will play host to a series of performances, lectures, and workshops to bring the innovative spirit of this artistic center to the Museum and the city of Philadelphia.
Mappamondo (Globe), 1966–68. Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian, born 1933. Newspaper and wire. Wire ball, diameter c. 71 inches (c. 180 cm); newspaper ball, diameter 39 3/8 inches (100 cm). (Collection of Lia Rumma) © Michelangelo Pistoletto)
OrganizersThe exhibition was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and MAXXI---Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome.
SponsorsThe exhibition is made possible by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, and by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Kathleen C. and John J. F. Sherrerd Fund for Exhibitions. Additional support is provided by Galleria Lia Rumma, Le Méridien Hotels, and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin; by Christie’s, Luhring Augustine, Galleria Christian Stein, and Simon Lee Gallery; by Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson, Lynne and Harold Honickman, Jane and Leonard Korman, Harriet and Larry Weiss, and Sankey and Connie Williams; and by the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz, and Jaimie and David Field. The catalogue is made possible by illycaffè and The Andrew W. Mellon Fund for Scholarly Publications.
CuratorCarlos Basualdo • The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art
LocationDorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor
ItineraryPhiladelphia Museum of Art • November 2, 2010 - January 17, 2011
MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma • March 3 - June 26, 2011