Milan

Milan

“Kishio Suga: Situations”

Pirelli HangarBicocca
Via Chiese 2
September 30, 2016–January 29, 2017

Curated by Yuko Hasegawa and Vicente Todolí

In his first European solo show, Kishio Suga, best known as one of the leading figures of the Japanese art movement Mono-ha, will be celebrated in his own right with a retrospective of twenty-three installations and sculptures from 1969 through the present. At HangarBicocca, Suga will activate objects as dynamic parts of a total structure: Viewers will find themselves immersed in an environment of wooden configurations, paraffin-wax structures, floor works composed of both organic and manufactured materials, and ephemeral outdoor interventions. The exhibition will thus bring together multiple “situations” to produce a landscape of contrasts—natural and industrial, light and heavy, hollow and solid—continuing Suga’s tendency to subvert our expectations surrounding the nature of phenomena and to emphasize spatial interstices. Accompanied by a sizable catalogue, the show will contextualize the artist within an international art scene that includes Italy’s Arte Povera and Land art in the US.