The exhibition Situations at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan (Italy) is the first European retrospective dedicated to Kishio Suga (b. 1944 in Morioka, Japan). For the first time in the career of this pivotal figure in contemporary Japanese art, over twenty of his installations, dating from 1969 to the present, are shown together in the Navate space of HangarBicocca.
Kishio Suga was among the prime movers of Mono-ha (School of Things), an artistic group born in the late 1960s. He began showing his work at a time of great cultural ferment in Japan and international experimentation, marked by movements like Postminimalism and Land Art in the United States and Arte Povera in Italy. Situations brings together a series of pieces the artist has adapted to the industrial architecture of Pirelli HangarBicocca. In keeping with his practice, Suga’s works are presented here as temporary projects which exist for the duration of the show, site-specific in both a spatial and temporal sense.
Kishio Suga: Situations / Retrospective at Pirelli HangarBicocca. Press Preview, September 28, 2016.
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