Stefano Cagol. Iperoggetto
A cura di Alessandro Castiglioni
24 March - 15 September 2019
From March 24th to September 15th, 2019 the MA*GA Museum hosts the solo exhibition of Stefano Cagol (Trento, 1969) entitled Hyperobject. Visions btw borders, energy & ecology.
The exhibition, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, senior curator of the MA*GA Museum, presents video installations, photographic and sculptural works, which document the extended environmental interventions that the Italian artist has made since 2007, and which reflect about themes such as attention to the environment, climate change, energy sources and the change of borders.
The title refers to the theories of the Ango-American philosopher Timothy Morton, who defines Hyperobjects as “entities that are massively distributed in time and space forcing us to rethink what it means to exist, what the Earth is, what society is.” This idea of Hyperobjectshelp us contextualise and reinterpret Cagol’s oeuvre, both in termsof content, referring to very global issues, and in terms of the method.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book including the curator's text, a conversation between the artist and Blanca de la Torre, and the essay "Terra incognita: exhibiting ice in the Anthropocene" by Julie Reiss,translated and published for the first time in Italian.
Stefano Cagol graduated from the Accademia di Brera in Milan and received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Government of Canada at Ryerson University in Toronto. In 2019 he is participating in the exhibition Writing the History of the Future at ZKM in Karlsruhe and in the Curitiba Biennale. He took part in the 2ndOFF Biennale Cairo, Manifesta 11, 55th Venice Biennale, 54th Venice Biennale and 1st Singapore Biennale. Mart Museum hosted in 2016 his first retrospective. Among the awards he has received are the Visit #10 of Innogy Foundation and the Terna Prize for Contemporary Art #2,