Home Magazine Lucio Fontana's environments at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Thanks to Pirelli HangarBicocca and Fondazione Lucio Fontana, visitors will be able to walk through several of Fontana’s environments featuring different forms and colors which unfold through rooms, corridors, glass walls, and labyrinthine paths.


September 21th 2017 - February 25th 2018

Pirelli HangarBicocca
2 Chiese street
Milan (IT)


Lucio Fontana (19 February 1899 – 7 September 1968) was one of the most influential italian artists. He was mostly known as the founder of Spatialism.
This SOLO SHOW presented by Pirelli HangarBicocca will be a unique opportunity to see ten environments reconstructed in full scale and presented together for the very first time. Despite the innovation of the artist’s environments, this area of Fontana’s work is not widely known. It is only in recent years that extensive research into this aspect of his practice have started. 

The exhibition has been developed as the result of research into so far unknown historical documents such as personal letters, architectural plans, photographs, magazine reviews, films and interviews with art historians and Fontana’s collaborators.

In addition to the exhibited works, the show will include reconstructions of key environments conceived for museums, such as the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 1966 and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1967, and never exhibited since then.


Lucio Fontana, Ambiente spaziale, 1967 © Fondazione Lucio Fontana

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