Padre e figlio | Michelangelo Pistoletto e Ettore Pistoletto Olivero
curated by Alberto Fiz
From April 17th to October 13th 2019
Three locations for a single exhibition project created by the Cassa di Risparmio di Biella Foundation, Cittadellarte – Pistoletto Foundation and Zegna Foundation.
Palazzo Gromo Losa – Corso del Piazzo 22-24, Biella
Cittadellarte – Via G. Serralunga 27, Biella
Casa Zegna – Via Guglielmo Marconi 23, Trivero
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From spring 2019, Biella and Trivero have hosted “Padre e Figlio” a large exhibition project developed in three different locations: Palazzo Gromo Losa, Cittadellarte and Casa Zegna.
The exhibition, curated by Alberto Fiz, brings together the work of Michelangelo Pistoletto (1933), one of the major players on the international scene, with that of his father Ettore Pistoletto Olivero
(1898-1982) appreciated painter of landscapes and still lifes, whose artistic story is closely linked to that of Ermenegildo Zegna. The resulting story is an opportunity to tackle multiple themes, starting – as the title of the exhibition highlights – from one of the great archetypes of history, now made particularly relevant by profound social changes.
Subject of investigation since antiquity (just think of the myth of Oedipus), the father-son relationship, with all its implications and nuances, will be a topic of debate for the entire duration of the exhibition and
in-depth analysis, making Biella the starting point for a discussion destined to develop nationally. A reflection that in this area, with its famous entrepreneurial tradition and the consequent, delicate, generational change, finds particular impact and
actuality. And it is precisely Michelangelo Pistoletto who traces the road: the crucial question is “to leave a legacy to the fathers”.