Wavelength – Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto.

On Saturday 23rd of May, as part of Tate Modern’s Long Weekend, Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto recreated one of his actions from the 1960s, rolling a large ball of newspaper over the Millennium Bridge, around the City and back by boat assisted by his wife and long-time collaborator Maria Pioppi. Pistoletto’s Ball of Newspapers (1966) was one of the artist’s “Minus Objects” that he rolled through the streets of Turin in 1967 during the heyday of Arte Povera.
William English joined the throng which followed the ball and chatted with Pistoletto en route.

+ Wolf Vostell: Elektronischer de-collage. Happening Raum (1968).