Monday, November 30
Having taken over Paris’s Palais de Tokyo in 2013, Berlin’s Schinkel Pavillon in 2014, and New York’s Park Avenue Armory this past summer, the French artist brings his signature mix of light, sound, and choreography to Milan. Parreno’s first survey in Italy includes a number of his iconic “Marquees,” flickering light sculptures the artist has been producing since 2007.
Philippe Parreno Hypothesis
Works by the late Italian sculptor are installed across Christian Stein’s Pero and Monforte locations. A re-creation of Fabro’s first solo exhibition (Vismara gallery, Milan, 1965) at the Corso Monforte gallery features early sculptures showing the influence of fellow Italian postwar artists Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.
Luciano Fabro FABRO
A collaboration with the Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro, this presentation of the late Italian sculptor’s work is split between the gallery’s Pero and Corso Monforte venues. On view in Pero, pieces from Fabro’s famous “Piedi” (“Feet”) and “Attaccapanni” (“Clotheshangers”) series.
Luciano Fabro FABRO
Since 1923 the Triennale di Milano has been a showcase for modern design, including decorative arts, fashion, and architecture. Among the exhibitions this year, “Arts and Foods: Rituals since 1851” (April 9–November 1), curated by Germano Celant, provides a global overview of the connection between food-related aesthetics and rituals.
Ai Weiwei has designed and realized his first-ever solo exhibition in China at both Galleria Continua and Tang Contemporary Art. After disassembling an ancestral temple from the Ming dynasty, Ai meticulously rebuilt the structure to occupy both sites by crossing the wall that separates them, forcing viewers to consider the structure in parts rather than as a whole.
Ai Weiwei 艾未未
Yang’s well-known artworks made of Venetian blinds continue her conversion of spatial boundariesand their permeabilityinto sensorial interplay between light and current. Meanwhile, the artist explores “material hybridity,” as the curators call it, with installation and video elements ranging from Choco Pies to envelope security patterns.
Haegue Yang Come Shower or Shine, It Is Equally Blissful