On January 30, 2017 Michelangelo Pistoletto’s installation Il Terzo Paradiso, also known as Rebirth, has been inaugurated at the Verona Arena, and it will be on view until February 28, 2017.
Il Terzo Paradiso is a representation of the symbol of infinity: two circular elements are joined to create a bigger central circle thus alluding to the nature’s cycles of regeneration and also to the social role that art plays in responsibly transforming the society in harmony with science and nature.
Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Il Terzo Paradiso, Verona Arena
Il Terzo Paradiso was initially created in 2003 and presented at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and after that has travelled around the world reaching several of the most significant places of international culture, as the Louvre Museum in Paris. In 2015, on the occasion of the seventy anniversary of the United Nations, a permanent installation of Il Terzo Paradiso was created at the United Nations Palace in Ginevra.
In Verona Pistoletto conceived his installation specifically within the space of the Arena, which is the centre of the city. Il Terzo Paradiso is made of 96 small wooden boards covered with aluminium and it thus changes its colors according to the light and the perspective of the viewer.
The installation is curated by Sandro Orlandi Stagl and Fortunato D’Amico and it was realized under the supervision of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto.