On July 15, "Breath Ghosts Blind", the latest exhibit by Maurizio Cattelan, opens at Pirelli HangarBicocca, a major contemporary art institution in Milano.
The exhibition is a site-specific project that addresses universal concepts such as the transience of life, individual memory and the collective sense of loss.
The industrial architecture of Pirelli HangarBicocca is the environment where exhibit’s itinerary unfolds in three acts, which trace the phases of human existence and seek to convey the extreme fragility of individual and social life.
"Breath Ghosts Blind" is a reconfiguration of the artist’s historical work next to new works that are unveiled in Milano, part of a dramaturgy orchestrated by the artist.
Through symbolic references that are of part of our collective imaginary, the exhibition upends dominant social values and perceptions, by offering a reflection on the most disorienting aspects of everyday life.
Cattelan challenges existing social mores and overturns traditional values, with the signature caustic irreverence that has made him an art celebrity all over the world. During his thirty-year career, he has staged numerous provocative actions and performed astounding interventions, by creating art that underlines the paradoxes of modern
society. Among his most iconic works is the monumental public sculpture L.O.V.E. (2010) that faces the Milano Stock Market (Palazzo Mezzanotte)