Maurizio Cattelan: Breath Ghosts Blind at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, July 15, 2021 – February 20, 2022

“Pirelli HangarBicocca presents the exhibition Breath Ghosts Blind by Maurizio Cattelan. One of the world’s most renowned figures of the contemporary art scene, with his work the artist reveals the fractures in our everyday existence, depicting reality even in its most dramatic aspects. It marks Cattelan’s return to Milan after more than a decade. Conceived as a dramaturgy in three acts, the show develops around the works Breath, Ghosts and Blind, which also form its title. The narrative unfolds through emblematic references in the collective imagination: powerful representations that encourage reflections on the most disorienting aspects of the present times as well as on existential concerns, from the meaning of life to the inevitability of death.” — Pirelli HangarBicocca

“Art deals with the same themes from the beginning of human history: creation, life, death. This is intertwined with the ambition of each artist to become eternal through their work. Each artist is confronted with the two sides of the coin: a sense of omnipotence and a sense of failure. It is a rollercoaster of exhilarating elevations and very steep descents. As painful as it is, the second part is also the most significant. Like all the exhibitions that preceded it, this exhibition is the concentration of all these elements” says Maurizio Cattelan.

Maurizio Cattelan. Breath, 2021. Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021. Carrara marble. Human figure: 40 x 78 x 131 cm. Dog: 30 x 65 x 40 cm. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.
Maurizio Cattelan. Exhibition view, “Breath Ghosts Blind”, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.
Maurizio Cattelan. Ghosts, 2021. Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021 Taxidermied pigeons. Environmental dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.
Maurizio Cattelan. Ghosts, 2021. Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021. Taxidermied pigeons. Environmental dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.
Maurizio Cattelan. Ghosts, 2021. Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021. Taxidermied pigeons. Environmental dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.
Maurizio Cattelan. Blind, 2021. Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021. Resin, wood, steel, aluminum, polystyrene, paint, 1,695 x 1,300 x 1,195 cm. Produced by Marian Goodman Gallery and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.
Maurizio Cattelan. Blind, 2021. Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021. Resin, wood, steel, aluminum, polystyrene, paint, 1,695 x 1,300 x 1,195 cm. Produced by Marian Goodman Gallery and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan.Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.

Maurizio Cattelan’s solo show Breath Ghosts Blind was produced by Pirelli HangarBicocca and curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí.

Images courtesy Pirelli HangarBicocca.