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Pirelli: Eternity is a Long Time


Pirelli: Eternity is a Long Time
20 maggio 2013

HangarBicocca presents Eternity is a Long Time, an unprecedented exhibition which examines the work of the late American artist Mike Kelley (Detroit, 1954 – Los Angeles, 2012) in an open path among installations, videos and sculptures mainly realized from 2000 to 2006.
Cultural aspects and autobiographical memories are so much a part of Mike Kelley’s art: his relationship with education, his links with modernist architecture, his view of the tradition of painting and of American literature and his approach to the vernacular and to popular culture, youthful initiatory rites and styles of musical subcultures.
Sophisticated artistic techniques and typically vernacular processes, the monuments of tradition and anti-monumentality, personal and collective memory, and a media-based world of the imagination and pop culture all come together in this emblematic work. The exhibition will be on view from May 24 until September 8 2013 in HangarBicocca, Milan premises dedicated to contemporary art and made possible by the support of Pirelli.
Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time
24 May – 8 September 2013
Curated by Emi Fontana and Andrea Lissoni
Installation view at HangarBicocca, Milan


© Photo by Agostino Osio Courtesy Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan All Mike Kelley works © Estate of Mike Kelley. All rights reserved.