Pirelli HangarBicocca is an old industrial plant in the north of Milan that is now used as an exhibition hall for contemporary art. It’s in the middle of an industrial area but easy to get to by public transport: just take the purple line M5 to Ponale and walk along Via Chiese for about 10 minutes.
There’s a permanent exhibit of a Anselm Kiefer’s “Seven Heavenly Palaces”. Look a the size of the people standing next to the towers to see how huge this artwork is!
In view right now and until end of July is Carsten Höller’s “Doubt”. I wanted to visited a Carsten Höller exhibit ever since a friend of mine posted a video in Facebook of going down the slide at the Tate Modern in London in 2007. So after almost 10 years of waiting and I finally got to go – and it was definitely the raddest exhibit I’ve ever been to. It consist of over 20 separate large-scale artworks that include two carousels, two flying machines, an aquarium, mirrored revolving doors and 2 moving beds. You can sleep in one of the “roaming beds” overnight if you’re willing to spend 500€!
I posted a little video of the exhibit on Instagram:
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Raddest exhibit I've ever been to: Carsten Hoeller "Doubt" @pirelli_hangarbicocca! 🙀 Lights, mirrored revolving doors, Carousels, an aquarium, people flying and so much more. So interactive and fun! 🎡 #carstenhöller #carstenhollerdoubt #hangarbicocca #pirelli #milan #milano #italy #art
Behind the halls is a huge mural by the Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos which is the first part of a new program at HangarBicocca dedicated to Street Art.
Pirelli HangarBicocca is free of admission and open from Thursday to Sunday 10am-10pm. More information on http://www.hangarbicocca.org/en/