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HangarBicocca reopens on April 11 with new exhibitions

HangarBicocca reopens to visitors on 11 April 2012 with renewed spaces and two original exhibition projects: NON NON NON, the first retrospective dedicated to visual artists Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, undisputed voices of artistic culture in the 20th and 21st centuries, and an original version of the famous installation Shadow Play by German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann, among the most highly rated in the world.

NON NON NON is a personal exhibition of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi keen observers of history and modernity: from the horrors of the First World War to the carefree attitude of consumer society, from the poverty of so-called developing countries to the more recent and dramatic vicissitudes of international terrorism.

The exhibition, curated by Andrea Lissoni with Chiara Bertola, opens from 12 April to 10 June 2012. It is the first retrospective of installations and works by the two visual artists, who have been working in Milan since the Seventies, and are highly appreciated on the international scene for their ability to work on the boundary between art and experimental cinema. Yervant Gianikian (born in Italy in 1942 of Armenian parents) and Angela Ricci Lucchi (born in Italy in 1942) have presented their work at numerous international film festivals at the world’s great art museums and institutes.

HangarBicocca also hosts from 12 April to 10 June 2012 the poetic installation Shadow Play (2002–2012), by Hans-Peter Feldmann, a landmark work in the history of contemporary art, re-staged especially for the occasion.

The event has been organised to coincide with the opening of the big Hans-Peter Feldmann exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London (11 April to 3 June). Shadow Play is a fundamentally important work among the artistic production of the current century. Hans-Peter Feldmann, born in Hilden, near Düsseldorf in 1941, is one of the most important and lively figures in conceptual art.

This exhibition at HangarBicocca is part of a broader project that seeks to make contemporary masterpieces, presented in international circuits, accessible to a wider audience than just the usual art experts.

HangarBicocca has improved its 15,000 m² with more functional spaces for exhibitions and cultural activities: there will also be a special space for children, an interactive multimedia wall, a multifunctional area for workshops and conferences and a café-restaurant. HangarBicocca is a place with an international outlook for the production and exhibition of contemporary art; it is now opening up more to local needs, with programmes aimed at a broad audience, seeking to involve them in art related initiatives.

Other innovations include: longer opening hours, extending into the evening (from 11 AM to 11 PM), free entry, continuing education activities, the presence of trained staff to accompany visitors and talk about the themes presented in the exhibitions. HangarBicocca performs a cultural, educational and constructive role, with the aim of offering visitors the opportunity to confront the artists’ ideas and their works, making them comprehensible and accessible to all, and not only to the experts.

A big workshop with an experimental and informative vocation, and programming entrusted to the capable hands of director Chiara Bertola and curator Andrea Lissoni.

The exhibition projects will continue to interact with the permanent installations: Anselm Kiefer’s evocative work The Seven Heavenly Palaces (2004) and Fausto Melotti’s sculpture, Sequence (La Sequenza) (1971–1981), located in the public garden.

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