It is a unique opportunity to see ten environments reconstructed in full scale and presented together for the very first time. Visitors to the major exhibition Ambienti/ Environments at Pirelli HangarBicocca, open to the public from September 21st 2017 to February 25, 2018 will be able to walk through several of Lucio Fontana’s celebrated ‘environments’ featuring different forms and colors which unfold through rooms, corridors, glass walls and labyrinthine paths.
The retrospective is the result of research into so far unknown historical documents such as personal letters, architectural plans, photographs, magazine reviews, films and interviews with art historians and Fontana’s collaborators. All the traced material has been reviewed and approved by the Fondazione Lucio Fontana. Among 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.