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Exhibition by Michelangelo Pistoletto. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. November 2016
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The works of the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the most famous exponents of the current called "arte povera" (poor art), starred in an exhibition on November 25 at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.

The work of Pistoletto (Piamonte, 1933), artist inscribed in an artistic movement emerged at the end of the sixties, is characterized by the incorporation of everyday life materials such as wood, leaves, rocks, lead plates or glass and vegetables, and even waste, and by its critical look at consumer societies.

In May 2015, this artist and theorist took the performance "Tercer Paraíso" to the twelfth Biennial of Plastic Arts of Havana and received the honorary title from the University of the Arts of Cuba.

He also participated last November in the third forum of Geographies of Transformations, of which he is the founder and one of the organizers of this event held in the Cuban capital, where he explained his theory of trinámica.

Pistoletto has works in art museums and contemporary galleries around the world, including the Tate Gallery in London and the Spanish Museo Reina Sofía, in Madrid.