Celebrating the final weeks of ‘Lucio Fontana. Sculpture,’ please join us for a walkthrough in response to the exhibition with artist Camille Henrot and designer Adam Charlap Hyman at Hauser & Wirth New York 69th street.
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, and focused on Fontana’s prolific breakthroughs and experiments in the medium of sculpture, ‘Lucio Fontana. Sculpture’ fills the gallery’s uptown location at 32 East 69th Street, the very same address where, in 1961, Fontana’s first solo show in the US was presented at the galleries of the legendary art dealers Martha Jackson and David Anderson.
This event is free, however, due to limited space, reservations are required.
About ‘Lucio Fontana. Sculpture’ While perhaps best known in the United States for his ‘Tagli’ (Slashes)—the slashed canvases that summarized and reinterpreted decades of research surrounding space and the conceptual value of gesture—sculpture was integral to Fontana’s artistic project and pivotal to its evolution. Having experimented with the medium from the beginning to the very end of his career, Fontana used sculpture as an opportunity to test, and put into practice, the exchange between form, color, matter and space, through a dialectical relationship between abstract and figurative, spatial and baroque.
This project is part of the Fondazione Lucio Fontana’s effort to study and introduce new audiences to Fontana’s sculptural output, which culminated with the release in November 2022 of the catalogue raisonné of ceramic sculptures (Skira) curated by Luca Massimo Barbero in collaboration with the Fondazione.
About Camille Henrot The practice of French artist Camille Henrot moves seamlessly between film, painting, drawing, bronze, sculpture, and installation. Henrot draws upon references from literature, psychoanalysis, social media, cultural anthropology, self-help, and the banality of everyday life in order to qu estion what it means to be both a private individual and a global subject. Born in 1978 in Paris, France. The artist lives and works between Berlin and New York City.
About Adam Charlap Hyman Adam Charlap Hyman is an American designer, artist, and curator. He is the cofounder of Charlap Hyman & Herrero, an architecture and design firm based between New York City and Los Angeles.