Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic

05/21/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2024 04:20

Tirana, exhibition of Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto

The Italian Cultural Institute of Tirana, in collaboration with Fondazione Cittadellarte and COD - Center for Openness and Dialogue, presents Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto's exhibition Artivation for a Responsible Social Transformation, curated by the Pistoletto Cittadellarte Foundation.

The exhibition - which will be inaugurated on 21 May at the COD and will be open to the public until 2 July - narrates Art as an expression of thought, based on the idea that the Artist undertakes the responsibility of putting every human activity into communication, from economics to politics, from science to religion, from education to behaviour - in short all social views and aspects of society.

Divided into four rooms and eight steps - "Loving the Different", "Mirror Paintings", "Cosmology", "Ecology", "Mythology", "Nutrition", "Writing" and "Metaverse" - the exhibition traces the guidelines of the Art Project through the Maestro's works and the birth and development of the Cittadellarte and the Third Paradise in the idea of a "global civilisation" that eliminates distances while preserving differences.

The selection of works emphasises the role of the "artivator" and "artivation", a concept developed by the Pistoletto Cittadellarte Foundation that combines the two words "art"' and "activation", representing the idea of using art as an active tool to stimulate, involve and activate social change.

For the Fondazione Pistoletto Cittadellarte Onlus

Curatorial and project management: Francesco Saverio Teruzzi

Exhibition Project Manager: Alessandro Lacirasella