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Matt Mullican: The Feeling of Things

Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan


This is the most extensive retrospective yet staged of the work of Matt Mullican (born in Santa Monica, California in 1951), a renowned American artist who pioneered the use of hypnosis as a performance practice in art. The exhibition, which presents thousands of works made since the early 1970s, immerses the visitor in the cosmology of the ‘five worlds’ conceived by the artist: a particular system of representation of reality made up of images, pictograms, icons, codes, signs, symbols and colours. Find out more about the Matt Mullican exhibition from Pirelli HangarBicocca’s website.

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Overall Chart, Matt Mullican

Overall Chart (2013), Matt Mullican. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn; courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc. New York/Paris; © the artist

Le Magasin, Matt Mullican

Le Magasin (1990), Matt Mullican. Installation view, Grenoble, 1990. Photo: Georg Resteiger, Geneva; courtesy the artist and Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich

Untitled (7 Signs with City Chart), Matt Mullican

Untitled (7 Signs with City Chart) (1992), Matt Mullican. Courtesy Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich

Untitled (History), Matt Mullican

Untitled (History) (1987/2013), Matt Mullican. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi; courtesy the artist and Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong

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