The exhibition spaces are closed, but our doors remain wide open on our social media channels and website
Pirelli HangarBicocca – Art To The People
At a time like this, there is an even bolder commitment to keeping art open and accessible to all. We decided to expand our selection of digital contents. Much of the content and many of the issues appear in the digital program which is distributed over the coming days via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: starting from the #Playlists project, our new profile on Spotify—where artists and professionals share a playlist of their top music preferences—to Hangar Voices, a selection of thoughts, ideas and opinions drawn from the contributions of artists, philosophers, critics and curators who, over the last ten years, were involved in the exhibitions and other cultural events at Pirelli HangarBicocca. They are essential voices, raising questions about contemporary culture, the making of art, the creation of bonds between human beings and between human beings and the environment.
Pirelli HangarBicocca also presents on-line, in collaboration with artist Trisha Baga, the work There’s No “I” in Trisha (2005-2007). The series is divided in three seasons—each one uploaded once a week—that together, form the first video realized by Trisha Baga. The work is set in a domestic space and questions the gender stereotypes and their representation through media in an ironic reinterpreted version of classical situations and conventions of popular American sitcoms.
#ArtToTheKids offers you special projects dedicated to kids. A new drawing by the artist Alice Ronchi came out each Saturday for six weeks, with the aim of being completed, coloured-in and turned into an original work like no other. Kids Live: A tu per tu con l’artista! further enriches #ArtToTheKids. The first type of activity was dedicated to kids aged from 6 to 10 years: it was a creative session led in real time by artist Marcella Vanzo and entitled “Eravamo altre specie”. The live activity gave the chance to all participants to interact and face with not only materials and artistic techniques, but also with themes such as the animals, their language and the evolution of species.
The second Kids Live activity was a creative session led in real time by Marcella Vanzo and dedicated to children aged from 7 to 10 years: its title was “Il Cadavere Squisito” (“Exquisite Corpse”) and it was inspired by a technique invented by the Surrealists in the early twentieth century, rivised and offered in a 2.0 version.
Thanks to the 360° Street Views on the Google Arts & Culture platform, you can explore The Seven Heavenly Palaces, the permanent work by Anselm Kiefer. The Google Arts & Culture platform also contains an image archive of the history of Pirelli HangarBicocca exhibitions from 2012 to the present day, with over 400 images and full documentation of 36 shows.
You can visit our website pirellihangarbicocca.org and go through the contents of our Video Channel, which unveils interviews with artists and curators, the “making of” of exhibition projects, together with videos of our past events, such as concerts, performances, tours, and conferences.