Cerith Wyn Evans
"....the Illuminating Gas"

31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
Pirelli HangarBicocca | Milan, Italy

With a selection of 25 works displayed on 5,000 square meters - new productions, complex monumental installations, and earlier works - "....the Illuminating Gas" will be the largest-ever solo exhibition of Cerith Wyn Evans (b.1958), one of the most acclaimed British artists of recent decades

Cerith Wyn Evans's research focuses on language and perception. In their elegance and formal balance, his works draw on a complex body of references and quotations - from literature, music, philosophy, photography, poetry, art history, astronomy and science that transform the culture of the 20th and 21st centuries into a dynamic system that needs to be deciphered, questioning our very notion of reality. The subjects examined relate to the evocative power of art and its ability to create collisions between different meanings and thoughts - exploring the borders between what is visible and invisible to the naked eye, and between the material and the immaterial.

Curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí.