The artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, 85-year-old, is recovering from coronavirus


Pistoletto in Buenos Aires last year, when he participated in Bienalsur Credit: Courtesy Of Muntref/Jimena Salvatierra

Good news in the midst of the pandemic arrives from Italy. The artist and theorist Italian

Michelangelo Pistoletto

regarding the

arte povera

, has recovered from


and located in your home in Biella, in the Piedmont, with his wife.

At age 85

the artist, who visited Buenos Aires in 2019 to participate in the second edition of Bienalsur

he was hospitalized and sent days ago a message of encouragement to the


, union of artists which emerged around the art biennale born in Argentina, to continue to think about the


in difficult moments.

The last works of Pistoletto were made in Argentina and are presented in the Muntref-Contemporary Art Centre, the headquarters of the embassy of Italy in Buenos Aires, the National Museum of Decorative Art, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum Benito Quinquela Martín and in the waters of the Creek. Their installations and creations are site-specific they can see in a virtual way in

Tribute to Pistoletto

in the account


in social networks.

Intervention of Pistoletto in The Mouth, during the last edition of Bienalsur
Intervention of Pistoletto in The Mouth, during the last edition of Bienalsur Credit: Courtesy Of Muntref

“We just heard that Pistoletto surpassed the coronavirus that that was hospitalized more than two weeks -says to


Diana Wechsler, director of artistic and academic Bienalsur-. He has returned to the house. We got to know him well on the two trips that he did, in 2018 and in the past year, to organize the route marked with their works in the city of Buenos Aires”. In the garden of the embassy of Italy, the artist created

The circle of the seven gates

, a large installation that allowed the opening of the gates of the garden of that institution.

The “tour Pistoletto” deserved a retrospective exhibition, where the artist established a history of your project creator and humanist.

Verene degli Stacchi

(Venus of the rags) and

Segno, art

(Sign art) were some of the enclaves of the route of the Italian in Buenos Aires, which was concluded at the mouth of the Creek with a floating installation:

Terzo Paradiso

(Third paradise), for which counted with the support of students in the southern area of the city and of the quarters 31 and Rodrigo Bueno, engineers, and teachers.

“It makes us very happy to know that a man of fortitude and intellectual conceptions as he has managed to overcome the disease after several days and that he has returned to his home with his wife, Maria, collaborator, ideal in its projects,” adds Wechsler. “You can read in this recovery a symbol of the ability of the struggle for life”.

The installation

Terzo Paradiso

still continues to “live” in the polluted waters of the Riachuelo in buenos aires. With the passage of time, has been covered with vegetation, helping to regenerate the living conditions of various species. As their works, Pistoletto continues to be a symbol of the transformation of the world.