jeremy deller's inflatable stonehenge bounces its way to milan

jeremy deller's inflatable stonehenge bounces its way to milan

jeremy deller’s sacrilege, a giant inflatable installation tand life-sized reconstruction of the archeological site of stonehenge, comes to milan. the towering installation will be presented by fondazione nicola trussardi on the occasion of the 23rd edition of miart and the milanese art week on the weekend just as milan design week 2018 gets underway, marking the first time the celebrated british artist has partnered with an italian institution on a solo project.

jeremy deller's inflatable stonehenge bounces its way to milan

sacrilege, 2012, installation view, greenwich, london
photos by jeremy deller



deller transforms the stonehenge monument into a giant inflatable toy for children, reproducing it in plastic and turning it into a funfair attraction 35 meters in diameter. the public is thus called upon to interact with the installation, to climb onto it, and to jump and play within it.

jeremy deller's inflatable stonehenge bounces its way to milan



central to deller’s work is an interest in historical events and their influence on popular culture and folkloric expressions. his installations are characterized by audience participation: his sculptures social experiences in which performances and videos encourage exchange and aggregation.

jeremy deller's inflatable stonehenge bounces its way to milan



the presentation of sacrilege in milan in the framework of miart 2018 and the milanese art week conceived and promoted by the fondazione nicola trussardi in collaboration with citylife. the project will be on display in the development project’s sculpture park from april 12-15, 2018 and accessible to the public from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.


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