‘the labyrinth’ 1969-2007

italian artist michelangelo pistoletto is currently showing at galleria continua, in beijing. the artist’s work makes use of mirrors or mirrored surfaces, often with paintings of life-size figures overlaid. the current show features a new body of works that display references to his past work while expanding on it. occupying the main exhibition space is ‘labyrinth’, a 5m white cube centered in a room filled with a corrugated cardboard maze. the white cube is lined with mirrors on its interior. 2100 meters of cardboard wee used to construct the piece.

michelangelo pistoletto ‘the labyrinth’ 1969-2007

michelangelo pistoletto ‘the cubic meter of infinity in a mirroring cube’ 1966-2007

michelangelo pistoletto ‘the apple of concord’ 2007

michelangelo pistoletto ‘black and light, white and dark perspective’ 2007

michelangelo pistoletto ‘black and light, white and dark perspective’ 2007

michelangelo pistoletto ‘mirror cage – double square’ 1976-2007