May 6, 2014 - HangarBicocca - Cildo Meireles
May 6, 2014

Cildo Meireles

Cildo Meireles, Amerikkka, 1991–2013. Installation view at Fondazione HangarBicocca, 2014. Photo: Agostino Osio. Courtesy Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan; Cildo Meireles.

Cildo Meireles: Installations
27 March–20 July 2014

Pirelli HangarBicocca 
Via Chiese 2 
Milan
Hours: Thursday–Sunday 11am–11pm
Free admission

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From 27 March to 20 July, Pirelli HangarBicocca presents Cildo Meireles. Installations, the first exhibition in Italy devoted to one of the most important artists on the international scene. Curated by Vicente Todolí, the solo exhibition includes 12 works made from 1970 to the present day, in which the public will be involved both physically and emotionally.

“The exhibition at HangarBicocca,” says Vicente Todolí, “will give an in-depth understanding of the physical, sensory and poetic aspects of Cildo Meireles’s work, which brings into question and often overturn our preconceived ideas and platitudes. His art creates perceptual and conceptual challenges through the mechanisms of juxtaposition, accumulation and metaphor, in order to attain complete poetic subversion. As though into a spider’s web, the artist uses seduction to entice the visitor into the installations. And with great ironic and critical dexterity, he gives us the chance to experience new thoughts and forms of behaviour.”

The visit to Pirelli HangarBicocca winds its way through twelve works, in the form of massive installations or sculptures on a microscopic scale, which involve every aspect of the visitor’s perceptions. Partly co-produced with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain) and the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves (Porto, Portugal), the solo exhibition of works by Cildo Meireles is a unique opportunity to venture into the lyrical vision of this extraordinary connoisseur of artistic languages, giving us a view of a very diverse, always unpredictable world.

Cildo Meireles. Installations is part of the programme of exhibitions curated by Vicente Todolí together with Andrea Lissoni. The Pirelli HangarBicocca artistic calendar will continue with Papagaio (12 June–26 October; opening: 11 June, 7pm) a new exhibition by João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva. The retrospective, curated by Vicente Todolí, includes 36 films, of which ten are new productions, and three Camera Obscura installations, including one never seen before. The show will also display a new 43-minute film, an absolute exception in the production of the artists, who have so far made only short films. These new works which have been made especially for Pirelli HangarBicocca clearly illustrate the huge effort that the Milan-based institution is carrying out to promote contemporary art.

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Cildo Meireles at Pirelli HangarBicocca
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