After the temporary closure of the exhibition spaces due to the health crisis, Pirelli HangarBicocca
will be reopening its doors to the public on Saturday 23 May. Visitors will be able to visit ....the Illuminating Gas, an exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans (b. Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom, 1958) in the Navate. The Shed, meanwhile, is hosting the eye, the eye and the ear by Trisha Baga (b. Venice, Florida, 1985). In addition, there is the permanent installation of The Seven Heavenly Palaces 2004-2015 by Anselm Kiefer (b. Donaueschingen, Germany, 1945).
The Pirelli HangarBicocca team has been working to ensure the implementation of all safety measures and that works can be properly viewed. The exhibition spaces, which extend over fifteen thousand square metres, lend themselves perfectly to the social distancing rules, ensuring a risk-free visit. Entry will be staggered in number and frequency and the exit will be in a separate area in order to prevent gatherings, however, online booking will not be necessary. Guidelines for visitors are now online and will be on display in the gallery.
The space, located in Via Chiese in Milan, will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 AM to 8.30 PM. This will be for a still undetermined period after which the usual opening times from Thursday to Sunday will be restored. Reaffirming its commitment to making art open and accessible to all, especially at this critical time, Pirelli HangarBicocca continues to offer free admission both to the exhibitions and permanent works.
In addition, Trisha Bagas exhibition has been extended until 10 January 2021, with the opening of the exhibition of works by Neïl Beloufa set for February 2021. The opening of the Chen Zhen exhibition is currently confirmed for October. The exhibition calendar is as follows:
Cerith Wyn Evans, ...the Illuminating Gas, curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí
Spazio Navate, until 26 July 2020
̶ Trisha Baga, the eye, the eye and the ear, curated by Lucia Aspesi and Fiammetta Griccioli
Spazio Shed, until 10 January 2021
Chen Zhen, curated by Vicente Todolí
Spazio Navate, from 15 October 2020 to 21 February 2021
Neïl Beloufa, curated by Roberta Tenconi
Spazio Shed, from 11 February 2021 to 18 July 2021
Guided tours, cultural mediation activities, and workshops for children have for the time being been suspended.
A rich digital programme with a wide range of in-depth content and live-streamed workshops for children remains available to all users.
The many digital events on offer include virtual guided tours, created by Pirelli HangarBicocca cultural mediators, both of the permanent installation by Anselm Kiefer and of the current exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans using the 360° Street View application on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
In addition, our Spotify profile includes the #Playlists project, with musical recommendations from artists, curators and thinkers, while on the institutions social media you will find the Hangar Voices project, a selection of thoughts, ideas and perspectives from the artists, philosophers, critics and curators who contributed to Pirelli HangarBicoccas exhibitions and cultural projects over the past ten years.
The work entitled Theres No I in Trisha (2005-7) is also available to users. Its the first video made by the artist Trisha Baga, who brings into question gender stereotypes and their representation in the media.
Kids Live: A tu per tu con lartista! [face to face with the artist!] is a programme of workshops for children aged 7 to 10, held in real time by the artist Marcella Vanzo. Go to the dedicated page to register for the Il Cadavere Squisito [The exquisite corpse] inspired by a historical game invented by the Surrealists. The activities for children would not be complete without #ArtToTheKids, a creative event devised by the artist Alice Ronchi, with six drawings to complete with colours and other materials to make a truly unique work of art.