Michelangelo Pistoletto - Seventeen One Less
(2009, Installation & Performance at the 53rd Venice Biennale)
Pistoletto has regularly used mirrors in his work to symbolize his search for his own identity. As well as a sort of self-portrait the mirrors also address division, multiplicity and universality.
The performance 'Seventeen One Less' presents an evolving situation where 22 opposing mirrors are smashed, until only two facing mirrors are left intact.