Milan scores double hit at Global Fine Arts Awards

Pirelli Hangar Bicocca and Fondazione Prada honoured.

In a historic decision, two Milan exhibitions shared top place in their category in this year’s Global Fine Arts Awards.

Lucio Fontana’s exhibit Ambiente at the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca and the show Post Tang Tumb Tuum (pictured) on Fascist-era art in Italy at the Prada Foundation shared the prestigious award.

The two Milan institutions were judged co-winners in the category “Best Impressionist and Modern (1838-WWII) – Solo Artist”

Thanking the two galleries for “putting Milan on the roof of the world”, mayor Beppe Sala said how proud he was that they had beaten 92 other nominees, including “historic institutions of undisputed fame like the Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the British Museum in London, the Whitney and the Guggenheim in New York and the MoMa in San Francisco”, and including four other Italians.

The GFAA programme honours innovation and excellence in exhibition design, historical context, educational value, and public appeal. The programme’s mission is to develop interest and passion for fine art, and to further its educational role in society.

GFAA is the first annual programme ever created to recognize the best curated art and design exhibitions and installations worldwide. This programme includes exhibitions in museums, galleries, art fairs and biennials, as well as public installations.

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