Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Reflections Bring the Viewer into the Work
Signature: signed and numbered
Manufacturer: Elisabetta Cipriani - Jewellery by Contemporary Arists
Untitled (Labbra), have been shown at IVAM
Museum in Spain and Bass Museum, Miami. (2012)
‘From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler’,
an exhibition curated by Diane Venet.
-The World Jewellery Museum in South Korea September 2013
Associated with Arte Povera since the 1960s, Jannis Kounellis investigates the alienation inherent in contemporary society, juxtaposing the materials of mass urban and industrial civilization with symbols and values of the pre-industrial world. Incorporating humble non-art materials such as cotton, wool, coal, grain sacks, glass bottles, meat hooks, fire, soot, smoke, bed-frames, doors, shelves, and clothing, Kounellis' work is a melodramatic mixture of installation, environment, performance, and theatrical show. In a 1971 painting that explores the relationship between history and contemporary experience, Kounellis reproduced a score from Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion, intending that a cellist must play the music alongside the painting in order to fully “activate” the image. In later work, Kounellis presents objects rather than making them; for a 2011 exhibition in Beijing, Kounellis arranged 4,600 shot glasses filled with erguotou, a Chinese grain alcohol.
Greek, b. 1936, Piraeus, Greece, based in Rome, Italy