About the exhibition
Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most-widely known Italian artists, makes its comeback in Milan with the exhibition “Maurizio Cattelan. Breath Ghosts Blind” hosted in the spaces of Pirelli HangarBicocca’s Navate and curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí.
For his solo exhibition “Breath Ghosts Blind” the artist has conceived a specific exhibition project offering a vision of collective and personal history through a symbolic representation of the cycle of life. The display is a result of a mix and match of new works with the reconfiguration of a historical work, and develpos in a sequence of distinct acts that address existential themes and concepts such as the fragility of life, memory and the sense of individual and communal loss. The unprecedented site-specific project is set to question the current value system, between symbolic references and images that belong to the collective imagination.
More about the artist
During his 30-year artistic career, Maurizio Cattelan has created prohects that are often considered provocative and irreverent. His works highlight the paradoxes of society and reflect on political and cultural scenarios with depth and humour. It is not uncommon that the iconic images and a sharp visual language used by the artist provoke heated debates and foster a sense of collective participation.
In conceiving works based on images that draw on moments, historical events, figures or symbols of contemporary society, the artist invites the viewer to change point of view and recognise the complexity and ambiguity of reality.
Tickets and Information
Access to the exhibition is free of charge.
Upon reservation only, from Thursday to Sunday.
For additional information, please check pirellihangarbicocca.org