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MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO GALLERY

MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO "THE MINUS OBJECTS 1965 - 1966" at Luhring Augustine, Brooklyn

"Oggetti in Meno" or "The Minus Objects" represents one of Michelangelo Pistoletto's earliest bodies of work. This collection upended the prevailing art trends of the 1960s is widely regarded as fundmental to the birth of the Arte Povera movement. Pistoletto writes "...They are objects through whose agency I free myself from something - not constructions, then, but liberations. I do not consider them more but less, not pluses but minuses, in that they bring with them a sense of a perceptual experience that has been definitively manifested once and for all." Photo Elise Gallant

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JOSIAH MCELHENY'S NEW SOLO EXHIBITION at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York GALLERY

JOSIAH MCELHENY'S NEW SOLO EXHIBITION at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Josiah McElheny's new solo exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery explores textiles and objects through innovative abstraction. Works are displayed as reductive shapes and forms on walls and inside vitrines. The effect both restricts viewers and demands a new way of viewing. Like Michelangelo Pistoletto, McElheny employs glass and reflection to engage viewers and promote a new vision of storytelling. Some Thoughts About the Abstract Body is on view through June 30th 2012 at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 West 24th Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin

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MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO at LUHRING AUGUSTINE, New York GALLERY

MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO at LUHRING AUGUSTINE, New York

The famous Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto continues to break down the barriers between viewer and object with his new series of mirrored artworks at Luhring Augustine. Interested by themes of labor and construction, Pistoletto offers traditional compositions within his unusual presentation. For the artist, the mirror serves a formal and theoretical objective. The viewer's reflection counteracts the static image and implicates the gallery goer in an every changing narrative. Lavoro is on view through April 28th 2012 at Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin 

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