ITALY / Milan / HangarBicocca: Anicka Yi
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until Sunday July 24 2022

Hangar Bicocca
T : +39 02 66 11 15 73
Via Chiese 2
20126 Milan

Since the beginning of her practice, American-Korean artist Anicka Yi (b. Seoul, 1971; lives and works in New York) has used biological and perishable materials such as tempura-fried flowers, algae, and glycerin to create sculptures and installations that form hybrid and symbiotic entities, thus subverting the concepts of natural and synthetic.

She explores complex ecosystems privileging an immaterial and invisible dimension by employing elements like scents and bacteria in her artworks.

Collaborating with various professional figures, including engineers, chemists and scientists, Yi expands the limits of her work by developing ambitious projects that investigate new possibilities for interaction and communication between living organisms and artificial intelligence systems.

The artist’s first solo exhibition in an Italian institution, “Metaspore” is conceived as a survey and will present over twenty
works, from 2010 until today, together with the production of a new expanded version of the artwork Biologizing the Machine (terra incognita), exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.

The work investigates concepts such as ecosystem and interdependency, introducing visitors to key aspects of her poetics.

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