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On March 12 in New York, Pirelli HangarBicocca was awarded the 2018 Global Fine Art Award for the Best Impressionist and Modern Show by a solo artist. After being reviewed along with 2,000 other contenders, the Milanese nonprofit organization was chosen as one of 94 nominees from 31 different countries. The institution was chosen for its exhibition “Lucio Fontana: Ambienti/Environments,” winning one of the award’s thirteen categories.
Highlighting the late Lucio Fontana’s environmental studies, the exhibition (curated by Marina Pugliese, Barbara Ferriani, and Pirelli HangarBicocca’s artistic director Vincente Todolí, in collaboration with Fondazione Lucio Fontana) featured two spatial interventions and nine spatial environments—some of which were recreated for the first time since Fontana’s death.
“This is an acknowledgement of our years of commitment to putting on exhibitions of the highest curatorial quality,” said Todolí at the award ceremony at the Harold Pratt Mansion. “These are unique and distinctive projects that are conceived and produced for the spaces at Pirelli HangarBicocca.”