Milan. Pirelli HangarBicocca. Carsten Hoeller, Anselm Kiefer & Os Gemeos.

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.

Pirelli HangarBicocca Milan

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!

Anselm Kiefer at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Anselm Kiefer The Seven Heavenly Palaces

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€!

Doubt Carsten Hoeller in Milan

Carsten Höller Doubt Milan

Carsten Hoeller exhibit in Milan

Carsten Hoeller at Hangar Bicocca in Milan Italy

two rolling beds Crsten Hoeller Doubt

I posted a little video of the exhibit on Instagram:

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.

Os Gemeos Trainrider Milan

Pirelli HangarBicocca is free of admission and open from Thursday to Sunday 10am-10pm. More information on

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