In time for the Art Biennale in Venice, HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy, opened a huge show with works by Mike Kelley. The exhibition is titled Eternity is a Long Time and highlights the oeuvre of the late American artist (Detroit, 1954 – Los Angeles, 2012) with a selection of major works. The exhibition is curated by Emi Fontana and Andrea Lissoni. In this video, Emi Fontana, an Italian curator who lives in Los Angeles and worked closely with Mike Kelley during the last fifteen years of his life, provides us with a short introduction to the exhibition. Vicente Todolí, Artistic Advisor at HangarBicocca, talks about his concept for the exhibition space.
The exhibition is titled “Eternity is a Long Time” and features installations, videos and sculptures mainly realized from 2000 to 2006. Cultural aspects and autobiographical memories are a major part of Mike Kelley’s work. Among the works on display are “Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #1 (A Domestic Scene)”, “Runway for Interactive DJ Event”, and “John Glenn Memorial Detroit River Reclamation Project (Including the Local Culture Pictorial Guide, 1968-1972, Wayne/Westland Eagle)”. The exhibition runs until September 8, 2013.
HangarBicocca is a space devoted to the production, exhibition and promotion of contemporary art. It’s a brainchild of the company Pirelli and located in a redeveloped industrial complex in Milan, Italy, formerly owned by Ansaldo-Breda.
Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time / HangarBicocca, Milan (Italy). Interview with Emi Fontana and Vicente Todolí. Press event, June 3, 2013.
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