Cerith Wyn Evans
“....the Illuminating Gas”
Curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí / 31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
Opening Wednesday 30 October 2019, 7 PM
Cerith Wyn Evans (Llanelli, Wales, UK, 1958; lives and works in London) is among the most important European artists of the past two decades. He began his artistic career as a film-maker, producing experimental films and from the 1990s he has focused on language and perception, through sculpture, installation, photography, and film. Within this continuous transformation of medium, Cerith Wyn Evans often realizes neon installations with complex shapes that constitute a central element in his oeuvre.
The exhibition—the largest ever held in Italy—will redefine the space of the Navate through a corpus of works made over the past twenty years, in which the artist explores and delves deep into the potential of light and sound. Complex and monumental installations will alter the visitor’s sensory perceptions.
Among the internationally renowned institutions that have hosted the artist’s solo shows there are Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2018); Tate Britain, London, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2017); Museion, Bolzano (2015); Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2014); Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2013); Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin (2012); Weiner Staatsoper, Kunsthall Bergen (2011); MUSAC, León (2008). Furthermore, his works have been part of major group shows, including the 14th Lyon Biennale, Skulptur Projekte, Münster, 57th Venice Biennale (2017); 4th Moscow Biennale (2011); Aichi Triennale, Nagoya (2010); 9th Istanbul Biennale (2005).