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Biella’s candidacy protagonist at Villa Necchi

26/03/2019 - Updates

On March 19, the day of Father’s Day, in the setting of Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan (donated to the FAI in 2001) the exhibition “Father and Son. Ettore Pistoletto Olivero Michelangelo Pistoletto” was presented, a dialogue between the artistic productions of Michelangelo Pistoletto with that of his father Ettore Pistoletto Olivero.

The exhibition will open its doors in three emblematic locations in the Biella area, three symbols of the candidate territory as a UNESCO Creative City: Palazzo Gromo Losa, a historic stately home restored and made available to the city by the Cassa di Risparmio di Biella Foundation, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto and Casa Zegna. From Wednesday 17 April to Sunday 13 October 2019 each venue will host a selection of works, curated by Alberto Fiz, which tell the artistic life of the father and son.

Through the works on display and in the video-dialogues made with the curator and with Anna Zegna, President of the Zegna Foundation, Michelangelo Pistoletto has given expression to a non-unidirectional conception of the father-son relationship: leaving a legacy to the fathers, rather than entrusting it solely children the responsibility to communicate the knowledge and passions of parents. Father and Son presents over one hundred works including paintings, mirror paintings, installations, lightboxes, videos and photographs and is held in a very significant year for the city of Biella, which in 2019 will propose its candidacy to the Unesco network of Creative Cities, having its own Michelangelo Pistoletto as official ambassador for the project.

All information relating to the exhibition can be consulted on the website: www.padreefiglio.it