LUCIO FONTANA: WALKING THE SPACE
(FONTANA, LUCIO) Edited with text by Luca Massimo Barbero. Text by Barbara Ferriani, Marina Pugliese. Hauser & Wirth Publishers: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, I00210511, 2021. 10 x 13 in., 184 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Documenting the first-ever reconstruction of Fontana’s immersive installations
Lucio Fontana’s (1899–1968) Ambienti spaziali, or Spatial Environments were immersive installations that include neon crystal tubes, paint that glows under black light and captivating pa-pier-mâché sculptures. Fontana’s use of technology pushed the boundaries of art beyond the canvas to “paint” with light and invite viewers into the physical space of the work itself. In spring 2020 Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles staged the first comprehensive presentation of Ambienti spaziali in the United States, carefully reconstructing the installations as they initially appeared from 1948 to the final years of the artist’s life. This accompanying volume is edited in collaboration with Milan’s Fondazione Lucio Fontana and includes a survey of Fontana’s contributions to the evolution of conceptual art, tracing his influence on other legendary figures as Piero Manzoni, Yayoi Kusama and James Turrell. 9783906915616 Inventory Number: I00210511