Not Afraid of the Dark: Emergenze

Curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi / 29 March - 27 May 2007

The exhibition

HangarBicocca takes part to the EMERGENZE project with an exhibition that reflects on controversial social and political issues through the diverse works of five international artists. Fabio Mauri builds a large and theatrical installation in collaboration with actor Luigi Lo Cascio; Jenny Holzer projects de-secreted documents, letters, e-mails and confessions by politicians, soldiers and prisoners involved in the wars begun after 09/11 (Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay); Kutlug Ataman presents a spatial representation of one of Istanbul neighbourhoods that is inhabited by Turkish and Kurdish people, religious extremists, political dissidents and other marginalised; Santiago Sierra composes a huge sign saying Klassenkampf in memory of the industrial era of the space; William Kentridge creates a series of new drawings, which were also published on the Sunday edition of newspaper Il Sole24Ore.