‘Poor art’ pioneer Michelangelo Pistoletto set for Bleinheim Palace

The guardian | Maev Kennedy:

An Italian artist acclaimed as a founding father of 1960s Arte Povera – the “poor art” movement that only used worthless everyday materials – will be next to colonise the stupendously grand halls of Blenheim Palace. Michelangelo Pistoletto, whose career was celebrated in recent solo exhibitions at the Serpentine and the Louvre, will be creating new work for Blenheim’s towering double-height great hall, as well as installing a retrospective covering more than half a century of his art throughout the palace and its grounds… Read more

Image: New context: Blenheim Palace, where Michelangelo Pistoletto will be exhibiting work from September. Photograph: PR