More than a Meeting. An Event!

Hangar Bicocc (Image CC BY 2.0 MITO SettembreMusica)

The second Italian national Group Meeting has taken place in a unique cultural site, Hangar Bicocca (www.hangarbicocca.org), close to the University headquarters. It's been a special choice, and we all thank Franca Zuccoli for inviting us there and organizing the visit and activities. This cultural point, just a few minutes walk from the University, happens to be a very good example of a cultural opportunity (totally free of charge) offerend to kids and adults on the territory, where an accurate re-thinking and planning of an industrial site has led to the setting of a perfect place for contemporary art exhibits.

More than that, Hangar Bicocca is also a place where you can sit, think, have a look, pop in and out, read a book on architecture, browse information about the artists on a touch screen, have a coffee and leave.
HB hosts some permanent "site specific" exhibits and many temporary exhibits, thanks to a Cultural Foundation (Pirelli Cultura) that provides funds for all this.

We've had the opportunity to visit and discuss the impact of the breathtaking I Sette Palazzi Celesti, by the German artist Anselm Kiefer, a permanent piece of work that has been set in HB since its opening in 2004.
Also, we have visited the exhibit by Micol Assaël, where memories from Siberia lie in a refrigerated cell and you can experience the feeling of being in a beehive or in a turulently windy post-catastrophe area.

The meaning of the meeting taking place here has been that of underlying the importance of LIVING culture and all its the possible connections between inside and outside schools and universities, wherever culture is open and available to citizens.

We'll keep you posted on next meetings,

bye for now

The VOICES Italian Group!

 
 

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