Hg2 : The Hedonist

Bicocca Hangar

Few spaces in the world can compete with the industrial vastness of the Bicocca Hangar: a dark, gritty, mini-Tate Turbine Hall. At 15,000m2 (much of it Cathedral-high ceilings) the space was once given over to a titanic, train motor works; the current artistic attraction is a one-of-a-kind big black canvas for no limits urban art. Anselm Kiefer’s Seven Heavenly Places – on permanent exhibition – makes excellent use of half the building with a Towers of Babel type construction. Revolving installations ranging from 30m-high Indian art to photographic mazes (as the hangar is pitch black these are pretty scary) seek to knock visitors off their suburban treadmill – indeed the hangar sits next door to a multiplex cinema and Virgin gym. A hike out of town, and the loos are porta’ (must be that stark feel they’re going for) but the hangar punches its full weight.

Address
Via Chiese 2, Bicocca,
Bicocca
Telephone
+ 39 853 531 764
Opening Times
11am-7pm Tues-Sun; 2.30-1opm Thurs. Closed Mondays.
Price
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