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Michelangelo Pistoletto - TERZO PARADISO


It seems yesterday but in reality three years run on from when we have begun to celebrate the Re-Birth day, the first world-wide day of the “rebirth” and I am always proud to be an "ambassador" of Pistoletto's project. It was the year 2012 and according to Mayan prophecy on 21/12/2012 it would have been the world end. From there the intuition of the famous artist Michelangelo Pistoletto who saw in that date the end of a certain world, which he defined Second Paradise, and the advent of the Third Paradise that is a world based on the balance between nature and artifice, between natural and human. Without embezzlements of nobody and with the “global” involvement of all. “An evolutionary passage in which the human intelligence finds the ways to cohabit with the intelligence of the nature”, Michelangelo Pistoletto.


Anyway as every fragment of mirror is part of the Great Mirror because it conserve all its characteristics and quality, we are part of a totality, of an entirety, therefore we must start from the interconnection between the people, from the relations oriented to the common understanding. To connect the two circles of the mathematical sign of infinity (the First Paradise that is the nature and the Second Paradise that is the artifice, the knowledge) it is necessary to create a new circle (the Third Paradise) as a womb of the new society creating communication, relationships, dialogues but also freedom and responsibilities that is consciousness and knowledge.


In the historical period in which we are living we need to look ourselves in the mirror. We need to look ourselves into our eyes. We need to find in ourselves the power and the responsibility to change approaching the others, giving priority to the respect for the others, the nature, those who will be born. We have to find the balance to which the Third Paradise invite us. Only with this new force we can be born again. Only with this new force we can change the world.



Terzo Paradiso (2014), Cuba - Habana


Project by Michelangelo Pistoletto for the Rebirthday 2014. Organized by Galleria Continua with the cooperation by Alexis Leyva "Kcho". Curated by Lorenzo Fiaschi e Laura Salas Redondo. Courtesy cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and Galleria Continua

Rendering La Mela Reintegrata (2015)


Courtesy cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto

Terzo Paradiso (2013)


Musee du Louvre, Paris. Photo credit: P. Di Pietro

Courtesy cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto

Terzo Paradiso (2012)


Terme di Caracalla, Rome. Photo credit: P. Di Pietro

Courtesy cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto

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