Pirelli HangarBicocca to host a major exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
April 19, 2021

Pirelli HangarBicocca will open a new solo exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan, specifically conceived for the spaces of the Milanese institution.  Curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí, Maurizio Cattelan’s solo exhibition combines a reconfiguration of a historical work with unpublished works that are presented for the first time in the spaces of the Navate of Pirelli HangarBicocca, transforming them into a monument out of time. “Breath Ghosts Blind” develops in a sequence of distinct acts that address existential themes and concepts such as the fragility of life, memory and the sense of individual and community loss. The site-specific project of the exhibition in Pirelli HangarBicocca questions the current system of values, between symbolic references and images that belong to the collective imagination.

Breath Ghosts Blind” exhibition represents the culmination of a project the artist has been working on for some time and celebrates his return to Milan after more than ten years. In the city that has already been the protagonist of some of his most significant interventions – from Untitled (2004), the controversial installation in Piazza XXIV Maggio, to the monumental public sculpture LOVE (2010) – the exhibition is a continuation of Cattelan’s visionary reflections on to the most disorienting aspects of everyday life.


Maurizio Cattelan: Breath Ghosts Blind
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
July 15, 2021 – February 20, 2022
press preview on July 13

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