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Lucio Fontana: Ambienti/Environments

Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

21 Sep 2017 - 25 Feb 2018

Lucio Fontana’s Spatial Environments are considered the most innovative result of his theories about space first expressed in his Manifiesto Blanco of 1946. He described a new form of visual representation linked to space and time, which would move past the classic materials of sculpture and painting and employ modern technology to create ‘artificial forms, rainbows of wonder, words written in light’. These ideas led to the birth of Spatialism, an artistic movement that emerged in Argentina and Italy in the late 1940s. The exhibition presents a series Fontana’s Spatial Environments – independent rooms specifically designed by the artist. This allows the public to discover the installations one at a time, to gain a sense of the aesthetic power that makes these works so innovative. Find out more about the Lucio Fontana exhibition from the Pirelli HangarBicocca’s website.

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Ambiente spaziale con neon (1967), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan. Photo: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Ambiente spaziale con neon (1967), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan. Photo: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Ambiente spaziale a luce rossa (1967), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan. Photo: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Ambiente spaziale a luce rossa (1967), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan. Photo: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Fonti di energia, soffitto di neon per “Italia 61”, a Torino (1961), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

Fonti di energia, soffitto di neon per “Italia 61”, a Torino (1961), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

Struttura al neon per la IX Triennale di Milano (1951), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

Struttura al neon per la IX Triennale di Milano (1951), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

Ambiente nero (1948–49), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

Ambiente nero (1948–49), Lucio Fontana. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

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