Lucio Fontana in collaboration with Nanda Vigo, Ambiente spaziale: Utopie, nella XIII Triennale di Milano, 1964/ 2017.

Lucio Fontana

Milan

Pirelli HangarBicocca

“Ambienti/Environments,” curator Vicente Todolí’s ambitious reappraisal of Lucio Fontana’s spatial installations and light interventions, focused attention on a little-known aspect of Italy’s leading Modernist, successfully re-constructing nine of these works as life-size cabinets of curiosity. Though less familiar than the “Holes,” “Cuts,” or “Spatial Concepts,” Fontana’s installations marked a comparable break with traditional forms of sculpture and painting, foreshadowing later explorations by Gruppo Zero and Yves Klein. Fontana’s environments surround us with art, inviting us to become integral to it. As co-curator Barbara Ferriani explains, the “Ambienti” are “immersive works that demand viewer participation, and a complete reconstruction is the only way to fully experience them.” …see the entire review in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.

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