Courtesy Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milano. Foto: Lorenzo Palmieri.

The exhibition spaces are closed, but our doors remain wide open on our social media channels and website. We have expanded the selection of digital content and revised the exhibition calendar. 

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 will appear in the digital program which will be distributed over the coming days via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: starting from the #Playlists project, our new profile on Spotify—where artists and professionals will share a playlist of their top music preferences—to #AskTrisha, a spin-off of our Public Program, created together with the artist Trisha Baga.

#ArtToTheKids offers you special projects dedicated to kids. A new drawing by the artist Alice Ronchi will come 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 is dedicated to kids aged from six to ten years: it is a creative session led in real time by artist Marcella Vanzo and entitled “Eravamo altre specie”. The live activity gives 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 creative sessions are held in Italian, they are free of charge and booking is required: discover all details, dates, and how to participate on our dedicated page.

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, as well as take a virtual walk through the light installations created by Cerith Wyn Evans. 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 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.

We revised our entire 2020 calendar of events with the aim of ensuring the continuity of our exhibitions, maintaining the quality of our exhibition projects, and providing free access for all.

As soon as the spaces are reopened, you will be able to come back and admire the exhibitions “the eye, the eye and the ear” by Trisha Baga (until 19 July) and “….the Illuminating Gas” by Cerith Wyn Evans, which—having received numerous requests for an extension—will remain on display until 26 July. These two exhibitions offer a keen, cultured and wry vision of our contemporary world and its complexities, using different forms of artistic expression. Both are of great visual impact, as we see in Cerith Wyn Evans’s neon lights and Trisha Baga’s 3-D videos.

The exhibition devoted to Chen Zhen (1955—2000), scheduled for April 2020, will be postponed until the autumn, opening to the public from 15 October 2020 until 21 February 2021. It will include more than twenty large-format installations created by the artist in the last ten years before his passing in 2000, with numerous loans from major Italian and international institutions and collections.

The dates of the show by Neïl Beloufa remain unchanged from 10 September 2020 to 17 January 2021. For his first solo show in Italy, the artist will create a site-specific work for the spaces of Pirelli HangarBicocca, with a rich selection of works, including films, installations, and sculptures.

The exhibition of works by Steve McQueen—put on in collaboration with Tate Modern in London, originally scheduled for October 2020 to February 2021—will go on show in April 2021, offering visitors a rare opportunity to view and examine the work of one of today’s most important contemporary artists, filmmakers, and screenwriters.

Here you find our updated exhibition schedule:

  • Trisha Baga. “the eye, the eye and the ear”—until 19 July 2020
  • Cerith Wyn Evans.“….the Illuminating Gas”—until 26 July 2020
  • Neïl Beloufa—10 September 2020—17 January 2021
  • Chen Zhen. “Short-circuits”—15 October 2020—21 February 2021
  • Steve McQueen. In collaboration with Tate Modern, London—8 April—July 2021

The Pirelli HangarBicocca team hopes to reopen its doors to the public soon—and not just its virtual ones—which remain open all the time, but also the physical ones at Via Chiese 2, Milan.