Ambienti/Environments centres on Lucio Fontana’s pioneering work in the realm of installation art, along with a selection of his seminal Ambienti spaziali that highlights the farsighted, innovative genius of this 20th century master. The Ambienti spaziali (Spatial Environments) were almost always destroyed once the exhibition was over; they are Fontana’s most experimental yet least-known works, due to their ephemeral nature. Some of the environments on view have been reconstructed for the first time since the artist’s death through the research of art historian Marina Pugliese and art conservator Barbara Ferriani, co-curators of the show, with the collaboration of Fondazione Lucio Fontana.
Lucio Fontana, Ambienti/Environments, 21 September 2017- 25 February 2018, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan.
1. Lucio Fontana at Museo del Novecento, Milan.