Cerith Wyn Evans Pirelli HangarBicocca
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Conceived as a harmonious composition of light, energy, and sound, “….the Illuminating Gas” is the largest-ever solo exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans and it presents a selection of 25 works—earlier sculptures, complex monumental installations, and new productions—offering visitors a unique synesthetic experience.
As of the 1990s, the artist abandoned film altogether, and concentrated on creating sculptures, installations, photographs, and site-specific or performative interventions, which are characterized by the use of ephemeral elements such as light and sound, as well as by the centrality of the temporal dimension in the experience of a work. Cerith Wyn Evans’s research focuses on language and perception, on the potential of the word and the communication, questioning our very notion of reality.