Creative sessions

Kids is a project that introduces families and children to contemporary art with instruments and ideas that arouse curiosity and an understanding of the thoughts and techniques of today’s artists, through materials and experiences that are new and different every time.

Calendar

8—10

years

Saturday 15 December 2018 — 4.00pm

Traveling with igloos

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milano

max. 15

circa 90 minuti

The Mario Merz exhibition is made up of many igloos, in all different sizes and materials, which fill the exhibition space with magic and give it a timeless feel. Let’s get creative and try to imagine what places and times these igloos come from, and who might live in them.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—14

years

Sunday 16 December 2018 — 10.45am

FAMILY LAB – “A Very Long Sunday”

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 24

about 2 hours

On the occasion of the exhibition “Igloos” by Mario Merz, the Department of Education at Pirelli HangarBicocca hosts the Department of Education at the Fondazione Merz. The latter will offer families the chance to participate in a workshop called “A Very Long Sunday”. This is a special event involving a cycle of activities for children and adults aimed at familiarizing them with contemporary art in an amusing and creative way.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—14

years

Sunday 16 December 2018 — 4.30pm

FAMILY LAB – “A Very Long Sunday”

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 24 (including adults)

about 2 hours

On the occasion of the exhibition “Igloos” by Mario Merz, the Department of Education at Pirelli HangarBicocca hosts the Department of Education at the Fondazione Merz. The latter will offer families the chance to participate in a workshop called “A Very Long Sunday”. This is a special event involving a cycle of activities for children and adults aimed at familiarizing them with contemporary art in an amusing and creative way.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—6

years

Saturday 22 December 2018 — 10.45am

Little worlds on the move

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milano

max.15

about 90 minutes

Mario Merz created lots of Igloos, which are all the same hemispherical shape, but are easy to tell apart because each one is a different size and is made of different materials. Let’s take a look at the many approaches the artist took to building them, and try creating our own “little world on the move.”
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

8—10

years

Saturday 22 December 2018 — 4.00pm

Seek and you’ll find?

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 15

about 90 minutes

Leonor Antunes’s creative practice revolves around a constant search for objects, details, and materials that—outward characteristics aside—have a tale to tell. Guided by the description of some of the works in the show, we’ll explore the exhibition space and turn the stories that we find there into images.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—14

years

Sunday 23 December 2018 — 10.45am

FAMILY LAB – Learn While You Eat!

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 24 (including adults)

about 60 minutes

Inspired by the fairy tale “Goats love apples” by Gunter Pauli, adults and children can discover how eating fruit and vegetables that are in season is not just of essential importance to a diet that’s both healthy and varied, but also important to guaranteeing the sustainability of the planet’s resources. After an amusing game “to the last fruit”, participants can all work together to make a delicious and well-balanced season’s menu.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

6—10

years

Sunday 23 December 2018 — 4.00pm

What about the other half?

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milano

max. 15

about 90 minutes

Mario Merz’s igloos create a strange and stirring mood in the Navate and Cubo spaces at PirelliHangarBicocca, turning them into an extraordinary landscape of domes. After exploring the exhibition with the Arts Tutors, we’ll put our imaginations to work and try to picture what the other half of the igloos might look like.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

6—10

years

Thursday 27 December 2018 — 4.00pm

Attention to detail

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 20

about 90 minutes

The sculptures and installations in the show “the last days in Galliate” have been made by singling out certain details and turning them into unexpected forms. Let’s retrace the steps in Leonor Antunes’s creative process and try following it ourselves, guided by our imagination, to build a new object that springs from one significant detail.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—14

years

Friday 28 December 2018 — 4.00pm

FAMILY LAB – Healthy Sources of Energy

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 24 (including adults)

about 60 minutes

Starting out from a reading of the fairy tale “Don’t feed the ducks!” by Gunter Pauli, which focuses on the importance of a healthy diet based on an educational tale told by a mother duck to her duckling, adults and children explore the variety of sugars contained in food and which ones are the best sources of energy for our body. Thanks to a quick journey in time, where the little ones can discover what grown-ups used to snack on, the participants can invent delicious healthy snacks to later be enjoyed at home.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—6

years

Saturday 29 December 2018 — 10.45am

We and our stars

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 15

about 90 minutes

Amidst The Seven Heavenly Palaces the German artist Anselm Kiefer left all of the stars of the firmament known to astronomers. Let’s go find them together … and add our own!
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—14

years

Sunday 30 December 2018 — 10.45am

FAMILY LAB: Family Constellations

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 24

about 2 hours

Stars, meteors and constellations are all hiding in among Anselm Kiefer’s Seven Heavenly Palaces and his giant paintings on the walls. Let’s try to find them and listen to their ancient stories, and then create a sky full of “family constellations”.
Enrolment will be accepted by clicking here

6—10

years

Sunday 30 December 2018 — 4.00pm

EXPLOR-ACTION: A Journey through Contemporary Art

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milano

max 20 participants

about 90 minutes

The children will turn into budding explorers and discover Pirelli HangarBicocca through Fausto Melotti’s La Sequenza sculpture and Anselm Kiefer’s The Seven Heavenly Palaces installation. The young visitors will go on a journey through many manifestations of contemporary art, guided by our arts tutors and by a curious notebook to be brought to life with colourful drawings and boundless imagination.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

6—14

years

Thursday 03 January 2019 — 4.00pm

FAMILY LAB – Ideas that Shouldn’t Be Wasted

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 24 (including adults)

about 60 minutes

From the fairy tale “Instant fish food” by Gunter Pauli, it is clear to see that the ever growing waste of food is harmful at multiple levels: from the excessive consumption of the planet’s resources in order to produce food that we actually don’t eat, to the impact of waste on our natural ecosystems. Adults and children can use drawings, words, and colours to offer their own ideas about how to reduce food waste starting from their own small, yet vital, reality.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

8—10

years

Friday 04 January 2019 — 4.00pm

Traveling with igloos

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milano

max. 15

about 90 minutes

The Mario Merz exhibition is made up of many igloos, in all different sizes and materials, which fill the exhibition space with magic and give it a timeless feel. Let’s get creative and try to imagine what places and times these igloos come from, and who might live in them.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—6

years

Saturday 05 January 2019 — 10.45am

Little worlds on the move

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milano

max. 15

About 90 minutes

Mario Merz created lots of Igloos, which are all the same hemispherical shape, but are easy to tell apart because each one is a different size and is made of different materials. Let’s take a look at the many approaches the artist took to building them, and try creating our own “little world on the move.”
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

6—8

years

Saturday 05 January 2019 — 4.00pm

Every tower tells a story

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 15

about 90 minutes

Who lived in The Seven Heavenly Palaces of Anselm Kiefer? What do the objects attached to the towers mean? What about those abandoned outside? Use your imagination to figure it out.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—14

years

Sunday 06 January 2019 — 10.45am

FAMILY LAB – Knots and Weaves

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 24 (including adults)

about 2 hours

As part of the exhibition “The Last Days in Galliate”, Leonor Antunes creates suspended sculptures made out of intersecting lines simulating the interweaving of a fabric. Inspired by the artist, we use strings, other materials, and our imagination to invent our own family warp and weft.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—6

years

Saturday 12 January 2019 — 10.45am

The eighth tower

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max. 15

about 90 minutes

The Seven Heavenly Palaces recall other towers we’ve seen in cartoons and films, or around town. What about you? Ever seen a real tower? Let’s use our imagination and create the eighth tower of Pirelli HangarBicocca!
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

4—6

years

Sunday 13 January 2019 — 10.45am

Looking through things

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

max.15

about 90 minutes

Leonor Antunes makes hanging sculptures out of materials like brass, steel, leather, and hemp, creating a new landscape inside the exhibition space. Let’s draw inspiration from the artist and have fun making one of our own, so that we can look through it and see the world from a different angle.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here

6—10

years

Sunday 13 January 2019 — 4.00pm

Attention to detail

Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milano

max. 15

About 90 minutes

The sculptures and installations in the show “the last days in Galliate” have been made by singling out certain details and turning them into unexpected forms. Let’s retrace the steps in Leonor Antunes’s creative process and try following it ourselves, guided by our imagination, to build a new object that springs from one significant detail.
Enrolment will accepted by clicking here