“SPACE SHUTTLE IN THE GARDEN” BY PETRIT HALILAJ IS A JOURNEY INTO THE ARTIST’S UNIVERSE AND MYTHOLOGY THAT TELLS ABOUT HALILAJ’S PERSONAL FAMILY WORLD, WHICH IS BOTH FAMILIAR AND SURREAL: SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS, PERFORMANCES, VIDEOS AND INSTALLATIONS EXPLORE THE TIDES OF HISTORY AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE WORLD AROUND US
A wooden rocket ship constructed by the artist’s relatives, neighbors and friends, with its interior painted an elegant Klein blue, is inhabited by chickens, preparing to discover a new still to be invented world. It’s called They are Lucky to be Bourgeois Hens II: positioned outside Pirelli HangarBicocca serves as an antechamber to the show.
The places I’m looking for, my dear, are utopian places, they are boring and I don’t know how to make them real is instead a large iconic work that tells of a utopian ideal place in constant transformation: suspended in the space of the “Shed” Pirelli HangarBicocca, the house is fragmented, reflecting the changes experienced by its inhabitants with rooms that become collective and shared.
Finally, It Okarina and Runikut, is a series of sculptures, with their forms elegantly suspended on brass supports or drop to the ground in a completely spontaneous, recreating the space of a magical forest that holds choral memories of the artist.
Open until 13 March.