Galerie Eva Presenhuber is pleased to present a group of recent works by New York-based Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. For the first time, monumental sculptures will be shown outdoors under the title air gets into everything even nothing. The latest and last series, titled Moonrise. east, starts off with a bronze-cast mask that forms part of a cycle of mask casts initiated in 2003. The first series, Moonrise. north, which also marked the beginning of this body of work, has already been on view at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in a solo exhibition called Moonrise. Moonrise consists of an ensemble of four different series of sculptures, each of which is named after one of the four points of the compass. Every direction is associated with twelve differing types of mask bearing the names of the calendar months. Another new outdoor sculpture presented on this occasion is a more than 13-foot-tall cast of a thousand-year-old olive tree from Southern Italy. Produced in semi-transparent plastic resin, the grown form of the tree exudes a fragile sense of elegance. This poetic sculpture, which has lent its name to the exhibition, reflects, as part of a new poem, on the question of finitude by transforming a natural element into an artificial one, and thus withdrawing it from the natural course of time. Also on view will be the writing Love Invents Us, which will be illuminated every evening. Just as the artist’s well-known rainbow-colored sculptures, the two most recent elements – the mask and the tree – serve as metaphors for the human condition, a thread which runs through Ugo Rondinone’s entire oeuvre. The works shown in this exhibition create a relational network that elucidates human existence under various premises while outlining a distinct poetic world.