Pistoletto's Third Paradise adorns EU Council offices

(AGI) - Brussels, July 15 - The seat of the Council of theEuropean Union, the Justus Lipsius Building, has been adornedfor the term of Italy's presidency with MichelangeloPistoletto's installation Third Paradise, a depiction of themathematical symbol for infinity. As the Italian artistexplained: "It is a reconfiguration of the mathematicalinfinity symbol, in which three circles are drawn: the twoopposite circles signify nature and artifice; the middle one isthe conjunction of the two and represents the generative wombof the Third Paradise and the ideal overcoming of the conflictbetween nature and artifice." Ambassador

(AGI) - Brussels, July 15 - The seat of the Council of theEuropean Union, the Justus Lipsius Building, has been adornedfor the term of Italy's presidency with MichelangeloPistoletto's installation Third Paradise, a depiction of themathematical symbol for infinity. As the Italian artistexplained: "It is a reconfiguration of the mathematicalinfinity symbol, in which three circles are drawn: the twoopposite circles signify nature and artifice; the middle one isthe conjunction of the two and represents the generative wombof the Third Paradise and the ideal overcoming of the conflictbetween nature and artifice." Ambassador Stefano Sanninocommented that this was a strong signal for Europe, inviting arenaissance of the arts, science and culture to be placed atthe centre of policy. The ambassador added: "We also wanted theItalian presidency to bring, through art, a message ofrenaissance for Europe, in this important year of 2014, toremind us how different Europe was a century ago on the eve ofone of the bloodiest wars in history." This event is linked tothe exhibition of the best of Italian design, in the same placeand also organised by Federlegno and the Association ofIndustrial Design. Twenty of the winners of the 2014 Compassod'Oro award will be on show, as well as another exhibitioncelebrating 70 years of the most prestigious award for Italiandesign. (AGI). .