22 June-2 September 2012. Hangar Bicocca presents this exhibition, entitled Balancing the Curve, by the Cuban conceptual artist Wilfredo Prieto.
Prieto analyses with apparent irony contemporary social and economic paradoxes. On display are a series of installations, created with common use objects, icons and materials, used by globalized society, including electronic devices, packaging and means of transport.
Prieto started his career as a painter, but soon tried to distance himself from any form of traditional way of conceiving and making art. He likes to experiment with various media, depending on the idea or concept he is working on. In his most famous work, Apolítico, created in 2001, he stripped 30 flagpoles of their familiar colours. In 2004 he emerged at the Venice Biennale with his Biblioteca Blanca, more than five thousand utterly blank works. In 2006 he also transformed a Canadian art museum into a dance club, with disco lights and dance-floor in a mute environment. In 2008 he won the Cartier Award, which entitled him to a three-month residency in London.