THE FEELING OF THINGS
— Matt Mullican
April 12 — September 16, 2018
“The Feeling of Things” is the most extensive exhibition in Italy by Matt Mullican (born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California) and his major retrospective ever.
For Pirelli HangarBicocca the artist has designed a massive sculptural structure that takes its shape from his most iconic five-color-cosmologies, occupying nearly the entire 5,000 square meter exhibition space. Visitors are invited to enter the structure to discover thousands of meticulously arranged works and objects.
IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT DOUBLE
— Kaari Upson
April 12 — April 15, 2018
The exhibition, set up in the spaces of Torre Velasca, presents the Italian première of In Search of the Perfect Double (2017) by the American Kaari Upson.
The video is the continuation of the artist’s research into the relationship between the subject and the domestic environment, consumerism and mass production, staging an unusual survey of a number of serial residential units in Las Vegas, so-called “tract houses”.
— Tony Lewis
March 06 — May 28, 2018
Anthology 2014–2016 is an installation of thirty-four original collage-poems by the Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis. Exhibited at the Hirshhorn for the first time in its entirety, this series of evocative black-and-white works draws on an unlikely source—Calvin and Hobbes comic books.
— Rob Pruitt
December 16 — May 13, 2018
Rob Pruitt: The Church is a classic one-person exhibition with works spanning from 1999 to 2017. It introduces the American artist’s multifaceted practice including painting, sculpture, drawing, furniture, performative events, zines, everyday objects, political statements, and souvenirs.
OPEN AT NIGHT
— Elmgreen & Dragset, Maurizio Cattelan
December 16 — January 28, 2018
The director of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici is initiating a new project, in the form of temporary installations: “Thanks to curator Chiara Parisi we’re now launching the first of a series of light shows in the Villa gardens." The Festival of Lights, then, represents a brand-new exhibition format designed specifically for this garden setting, titled Open at Night.
BEFORE AND AFTER
— Nate Lowman
December 15 — June 10, 2018
A new installation of paintings by New York–based artist Nate Lowman in Galleries 2 and 3 explores the timeless, palpable concept of desire using imagery and language drawn from American popular culture. Angels, poppies, hearts, pine-tree air fresheners, smiley faces, iconic celebrities, crosses, and news articles—all presented through the lens of desire and longing—tell part of the American story and confront viewers with the things of modern life that are often left unsaid and unexamined.
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