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Pirelli Hangar Bicocca

IMG_8806Located in a former train carriage factory in Milan is the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca. However, you would never guess the building’s former life from its current exterior. The brick façade states the name of the gallery in bold white letters, ushering you inside. If you walk to the back gallery spaces the brick is gone. In its place is a brightly colored mural. Pirelli Hangar Bicocca commissioned Gustavo and Octávio Pandolfo to create a work of art directly on the gallery’s walls or “Outside the Cube.” This is the first piece “Outside the Cube.” The idea is to hire new artists to design a work on the outside walls of the building. The old work will be replaced by something new, echoing back to the history of the gallery replacing the factory.