Hypothesis by Philippe Parreno

Milan, 2015

Hypothesis was the first retrospective exhibition in Italy of French artist Philippe Parreno. The show was presented at HangarBicocca and curated by Andrea Lissoni.

The central element of the show is Moving Sun, a spotlight resembling a luminous planet, slowly navigating across the ceiling, crossing the monumental columns of HangarBicocca’s space and eighteen flickering Marquees. Moving Sun is created in collaboration with Kvadrat.


About Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno has exhibited in numerous international institutions, his most recent solo shows include: ‘H{N)Y P N(Y}OSIS’ Park Avenue Armory, New York (2015) and could be seen as complementing the show at HangarBicocca; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); The Garage Museum for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2013); Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel (2012); Serpentine Gallery, London (2010); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2009). He featured at the Lyon Biennale (1991, 1997, 2003, 2005) and has participated in the Venice Biennale (1993, 1995, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015). Parreno has also co-curated numerous exhibitions including Solaris Chronicles at the LUMA Foundation, Arles (2014) and Il Tempo Del Postino at the Manchester International Festival (2007). Parreno acted as a metteur-en-scène for Dancing around the Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2012) and then presented at the Barbican Centre in London (2013).