The exhibition continues in the adjoining spaces such as the sacristy, the main choir and the chapter room. Indeed, Pistoletto, one of the protagonists of the Arte Povera movement in Turin in the late 1960s, has invested all the spaces. The exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Fiaschi – one of the three founding directors of Galleria Continua in San Gimignano in Tuscany, Beijing, Les Moulins near Paris and Havana, brings together a variety of Pistoletto's work from the 1960s to today.
Elsewhere is a series of framed, smashed mirrors combined with monochromatic, abstract painting in red, orange or pink; the quantity of the glass versus that of the colour differs from one piece to the next. The origins of this work can be traced back to 1962, when Pistoletto produced his 'Quadri Specchianti' (Mirror Paintings).
The newest work on display, 'Il Tempo del Giudizio' (The Time of Judgment), speaks about religious tolerance. Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Judaism are all juxtaposed: there's a statue of Buddha, a prayer mat facing Mecca, a prayer kneeler and four mirrors representing Judaism's Tables of the Law. Marrying art and religion isn't easy but Pistoletto pulls this off with aplomb.