LUCIO FONTANA “WALKING THE SPACE: SPATIAL ENVIRONMENTS, 1948 – 1968”

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Ambiente spaziale con neon [Spatial Environment with Neon Light], Lucio Fontana, 1967 © Fondazione Lucio Fontana by SIAE 2020. Courtesy Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Installation view, ‘Lucio Fontana. Ambienti/Environments’, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2017

Beginning 13 February, Lucio FontanaWalking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968” will be the first comprehensive presentation in the US of the late Italian master’s groundbreaking ‘Ambienti spaziali’ (Spatial Environments).

Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan, this landmark exhibition will highlight Fontana’s critical contribution to the evolution of conceptual art and the confluence of art with science and technology as a means to explore aspects of human perceptual experience.

Fontana, a visionary whose revolutionary practice continues to exert influence upon artists internationally, conceived his first environment in 1948, significantly predating and anticipating the immersive conceptual and spatial achievements of such defining figures as Piero Manzoni, Yayoi Kusama, and James Turrell.

The most radical, but least well-known area of his oeuvre, the Spatial Environments find Fontana moving beyond the conventions of painting by removing the canvas and using new technology, including neon, to ‘paint’ space with light, putting the viewer at the center of the composition.

Lucio Fontana “Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968”
Date: 13th February – 12th April, 2020
Open: 11:00 – 18:00 (Closed Mondays)
Place: Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Address: 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 943 1620
https://www.hauserwirth.com

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