Milan hosts contemporary art fair
The city will host 156 international galleries, 25 curators and 35 museum directors and curators from all over the world this week for the 20th edition of MiArt, a week of encounters, openings, exhibitions and events around the city, inside and outside the fair pavilions.
From 9 to 12 April, the pavilions of fieramilanocity will welcome galleries representing the best of modern and contemporary art and limited-edition design from all over the world.
The number of galleries participating this year has grown once again, with a further increase in foreign exhibitors over the last editions: this year there are 72 foreign galleries – 46 per cent of the total – particularly from the United States (25) and the United Kingdom (23). There are also many Italian and foreign galleries participating for the first time at a fair in Italy or returning after a long absence.
As in previous editions, there will be four sections. The first is “Established”, with 105 exhibitors – subdivided into the sections Master, for galleries showing work by historically established artists; Contemporary, for galleries specialising in contemporary work; and First Step, a new sub-section for galleries already recognized on a national and international level, participating at MiArt for the first or second time, and the galleries that pass from the Emergent to the Established section.
“Emergent” will include 19 avant-garde galleries focusing on young artists, with 16 foreign galleries and 6 making their first appearance in an art fair.
“THENnow” is an invitational section presenting 18 galleries, each showing a comparative installation of works by an established artist and one from a more recent generation.
Finally, “Object” offers a selection of 13 galleries active in the promotion of contemporary design created in limited editions and approached as artwork. Among the exhibitors, MiArt will for the first time welcome the National Museum of Women in the Arts from Washington DC.
A cycle of MiArtalks will include talks by the director of Fondazione Bisazza, Vicenza; Paola Nicolin, curator and art historian at the Università Bocconi, Milan; and Alessandro Rabottini, an independent curator and curator-at-large, MADRE, Naples. Other contributions will include conferences, conversations and interviews involving 35 international personalities from artists, designers, museum directors, fashion designers, critics, curators, to collectors and journalists, to discuss art and its institutions, scenarios of the present and the future.
Frid-Sat 12.00-19.00, Sun 11.00-19.00.