June 11, 2012 - HangarBicocca - Wilfredo Prieto and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
June 11, 2012

Wilfredo Prieto and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

Wilfredo Prieto, Grasa, jabón y plátano, 2006.*

Wilfredo Prieto and
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

22 June–2 September 2012
Opening: 21 June, 7pm

HangarBicocca
Via Chiese 2 Milan
Hours: Thu–Sun, 11–11pm
Free admission

T +39 02 6611 1573
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From 22 June to 2 September 2012 HangarBicocca will host Equilibrando la curva, the largest exhibition staged by the Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto, who lives and works in Havana and New York. Composed of works and installations with surprising visual immediacy, most of which were created specifically for the spaces at HangarBicocca, this important solo show, curated by Andrea Lissoni, reveals a disorienting and visionary world that beckons the viewer to ponder contemporary society and its major issues: the economy, politics, the environment.

Alongside Prieto’s solo show, HangarBicocca is also hosting The Happiest Man, a large installation made by two of the best-known and most esteemed contemporary Russian artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The project, curated by Chiara Bertola, is part of the Artworks against Time series, proposing some of the most important installations of the leading international artists of the past decades in a new site-specific version. Presented in 2000 at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, the work consists of a major installation restaged by the artists in the Cubo of HangarBicocca.

HangarBicocca is a foundation, chaired by Marco Tronchetti Provera. Pirelli is a founding member of the Foundation, along with the Regione Lombardia and the Milan Chamber of Commerce. The three partners share the conviction that contemporary art should play an essential role in identifying and describing social transformations. For Pirelli, HangarBicocca is the natural extension of a business philosophy that has always been centred on research and innovation.

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*Image above:
Wilfredo Prieto, Grasa, jabón y plátano, 2006. Courtesy NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona.

 

 

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