This article introduces me to Arte Povera (poor or plain art), a movement whose heyday ended in the 70s, known for it use of humble materials such as rags and newspaper. A major exponent, Michelangelo Pistoletto, has said, “Art is an engine of connection.”
I connect with his map figures cropped across a gamut of blues. The sequence feels like it opens a window of possibility.
In his natty scarf and rakish borsalino, I find the durable Mr. Pistoletto to be something of an art work himself.
(Ted Loos, “Michelangelo Pistoletto Endures. Even Covid Couldn’t Stop Him,” NYTimes, 10-28-20)
(c) 2020 JMN