INFINITY – Contemporary Art Without Limits, the exhibition curated by Danilo Eccher running from 18 March to 15 October 2023 at DART – Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, takes the public through almost six decades of Michelangelo Pistoletto‘s iconic works (from 1966 to 2023), in an emotional journey inside the poetics and the world of one of the masters of contemporary art. The narrative itinerary includes fifty works and four large site-specific installations, highlighting “almost 60 years of art and almost 90 years of the artist’s life,” say the organizers. An infinity of ways of making art and of seeing, of changing perspective, of reading reality; the focus is on a single artist in his many possibilities of being, of transforming himself, of depicting and representing himself, of narrating. In the words of the curator it is “a collective exhibition of a single artist”, because “in diversity I am multiplied”, states the founder of Cittadellarte. “At the Chiostro del Bramante,” reads the press release, “Michelangelo Pistoletto is INFINITY because art is without limits”.
The works in the exhibition span almost Pistoletto’s entire career, from the 1960s with Cubic Metre of Infinity, the Venus of the Rags, Orchestra of rags and Labyrinth, to the 1970s with the Etruscan, the Art-Sign Doors series and Self-portrait of Stars, to his most recent works. “Michelangelo Pistoletto will be 90 years old in 2023,” says DART, “and for Chiostro del Bramante it is an honour to open this new exhibition season with a major exhibition dedicated to him. It is an opportunity to share with the public the artist’s historical works in dialogue with the Renaissance architecture, as well as the new works specifically created for the spaces of the Chiostro, which will amaze for their tireless creative energy”.