A major exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan on the cycle of life is coming to Milan

Maurizio Cattelan returns to Milan with a new solo exhibition in the spaces of Pirelli Hangar Bicocca: Breath Ghosts Blind. From July 15, 2021.

In Milan, in the spaces of the Naves of the Pirelli HangarBicocca, a new exhibition featuring previously unseen works by Maurizio Cattelan (Padua, 1960) will be staged from July 15, 2021 to February 2022. The solo show, curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí, will be titled Breath Ghosts Blind and is a site-specific exhibition project designed specifically for the spaces of the Milanese museum venue.

The exhibition aims to offer a vision of collective and personal history through a symbolic representation of the cycle of life. Existential themes and concepts such as the fragility of life, memory and the sense of individual and communal loss will be addressed, combining new works with the reconfiguration of a historical work. The unprecedented exhibition project will question the current value system, amid symbolic references and images that are part of the collective imagination.

Throughout his 30-year artistic career, Cattelan has often been considered provocative and irreverent; his works emphasize the paradoxes of society and reflect on political and cultural scenarios. In conceiving works from images that draw on moments, historical events, figures or symbols of contemporary society, sometimes evoked in its most traumatic and disturbing aspects, the artist invites the viewer to change point of view and recognize the complexity and ambiguity of reality.

On the occasion of the solo exhibition, a volume, produced with Marsilio Editori, will be published that includes critical contributions by Francesco Bonami and Nancy Spector on Maurizio Cattelan ’s practice along with a conversation between the artist and the curators, as well as a rich photographic documentation of the installed works, reflections on the themes addressed in the exhibition through the eyes of philosophers, theologians and writers, including Arnon Grunberg, Andrea Pinotti and Timothy Verdon.

For more info: https://pirellihangarbicocca.org/

Pictured: Maurizio Cattelan, The Ninth Hour (1999; polyester, resin, volcanic rock, carpet, glass, metal powder, latex, wax, fabric; Private collection)

A major exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan on the cycle of life is coming to Milan
A major exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan on the cycle of life is coming to Milan

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