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Milan

The Shape of the World/The End of the World

Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC)
Via Palestro 14
July 13–October 3, 2000

Can art give “form” to the world, can it anticipate, even shape the future? Or is art today left to merely register the movement of the fragmented ego—to describe culture's incipient demise? At a moment in which the ideological crises of recent decades have practically given way to the all-purpose utopianism of the global, critic and curator Marco Meneguzzo turns for answers to the art of the present. The show brings together more than fifty works by thirty artists, including Matthew Barney, Alighiero e Boetti, Yayoi Kusama, Mona Hatoum, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Hélio Oiticica, and Jeff Wall.