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  • Di Maggio, Senza Titulo 4, 2006, plaster, dimensions variable.

    Di Maggio, Senza Titulo 4, 2006, plaster, dimensions variable.

    Terre Vulnerabili

    Pirelli HangarBicocca
    Via Chiese 2
    October 21, 2010–June 1, 2011

    Curated by Chiara Bertola

    After a massive reconstruction, this Milanese foundation reopened last June with large-scale installations by Christian Boltanski and Carlos Casas, introducing “Vulnerable Lands,” a four-part exhibition that officially begins in October. Engaging some thirty artists in all—including Italy’s own Mario Airò and Massimo Bartolini, as well as Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), Christiâne Löhr (Germany), Gelitin (Austria), Mona Hatoum (Lebanon/UK), and Nari Ward (Jamaica/US)—the institution has invited twelve to initiate works that will be not just curated but “cared for,” conceptually developed once installed in the Hangar Bicocca’s enormous postindustrial space. Over the course of the exhibition, these ostensibly “vulnerable” process-based pieces will evolve as they are joined by new works by the other artists, or even modified in response to the coinciding performances, screenings, and symposia.

    Translated from Italian by Marguerite Shore.