“Situations” is the first retrospective exhibition of Kishio Suga‘s work organized outside Japan. It brings together installations produced by the artist since 1969, which have been recreated and adapted specifically for the spaces of Pirelli HangarBicocca.
The exhibition is designed like a landscape comprising organic and industrial elements- iron, zinc, wood, stones and paraffin- that blend characteristics of lightness and gravity, linearity and tension, solidity and immateriality.
Composed of materials found in situ, and conceived as temporary installations, inside Pirelli HangarBicocca’s venue the works take on a new qualities and characteristics, forging an intense relationship with the Navate’s internal and external spaces, and rendering the installations different from any previous realizations.
“Situations” highlights the underlying ideas and perspectives of Kishio Suga’s art, emphasizing his unique creative practice through a series of visual and thematic combinations that the artist and curators conceived especially for the exhibition in order to retrace Suga’s oeuvre and historical importance.