Milan - Exhibition

Miroslaw Balka: Crossover/s

Pirelli HangarBicocca

16 Mar 201730 Jul 2017

The artist’s first retrospective in Italy exhibits fifteen sculptures, installations, and videos made from the 90s, in which the artist explores human nature as well as individual and collective memory. His works play with light and darkness, and its presence and function within the space. Balka uses depicting symbolic objects like beds, pedestals and fountains, in works that allude to the human presence without ever portraying it. He often incorporates autobiographical elements and episodes within his works, and thereby reflects on European, and especially Polish, history.

The exhibition, curated by Vicente Todolí for the spaces of Pirelli HangarBicocca, intends to show the public the artist’s intense period of subsequent research and production.

  • Miroslaw Balka, BlueGasEyes, 2004. Installation view, “Fragment“, Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moskow, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, Photography by Vladislav EfimovMiroslaw Balka, BlueGasEyes, 2004. Installation view, “Fragment“, Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moskow, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, Photography by Vladislav Efimov
  • Miroslaw Balka, 250 x 700 x 455, 41 x 41 / Zoo/T, 2007/2008. Installation view, “Nothere”, White Cube, London, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and White Cube, Photography Stephen WhiteMiroslaw Balka, 250 x 700 x 455, 41 x 41 / Zoo/T, 2007/2008. Installation view, “Nothere”, White Cube, London, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and White Cube, Photography Stephen White
  • Miroslaw Balka, Wege zur Behandlung von Schmerzen, 2011. Installation view, Four Domes Pavilion, Wroclaw, 2011. Courtesy of the artist, Photography by Lukasz KropiowskiMiroslaw Balka, Wege zur Behandlung von Schmerzen, 2011. Installation view, Four Domes Pavilion, Wroclaw, 2011. Courtesy of the artist, Photography by Lukasz Kropiowski

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Miroslaw Balka

Miroslaw Balka

Curators

Vicente Todolí

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OPENING:
thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue, wed

ADMISSION:
Free

ESTABLISHED:
2004

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Todolí Vicente


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