Just in time for spring,
miart returns to the heart of Milan, with a premier selection of 148
international modern and contemporary art galleries. Between five specialized
sections, a full schedule of programming across the city, and what miart
director Vincenzo de Bellis calls “a miniature art festival that weaves tales
of constellations and parallel universes, turning the planetarium into a place
of discovery,” this year’s miart is not to be missed.
1. When? Where? How?
takes place March 28th–30th, at fieramilanocity (viale Scarampo, gate 5, pav.
3, 20149 Milan). Tickets may be purchased on site, or online, here
offers a premier modern and contemporary art fair experience, with the unique
opportunity to encounter a slice of the art world at this moment, within the
context of Milan and its deeply rooted and rich artistic past. Taking strides
to set itself apart from other art fairs, miart encourages dialogues between
old and new, established and emerging, local and international, and overall
communication and resonance within the fair and various participating art
institutions and organizations.
is organized into five sections: Established, the main section featuring
international galleries that have been operating for many years, plus four
specialized sections: Emergent, THENnow, Object, and Conflux, all of which are
section, curated by Andrew Bonacina (Chief Curator, The Hepworth, Wakefield),
is focused on 20 younger galleries engaged in experimental artistic research,
taking an avant-garde approach to exhibitions and representing young, emerging
through an invitational process, THENnow is comprised of 18 galleries, each
showing an artist pairing—one younger artist, from an emerging generation, and
the other a more historical or established artist.
section is dedicated to 10 design galleries showing objects that were initially
created as limited editions, and are now given the opportunity and context to
be shown as works of art.
collaborative effort between artists, galleries and fair organizers, Conflux is
a new platform that highlights five solo, duo, or site-specific artist
projects, to be shown together at miart. Curated by Abaseh Mirvali, Conflux
includes artists from top international galleries, all of whom will exhibit in
the fair’s Established section.
multidisciplinary program of talks, miartalks will take place each day of the
fair, in the form of lectures, and conversations and interviews between top art
world players, including artists, designers, museum professionals, critics,
curators, and collectors. Three talks will be part of a future publication, 2014
series, discussing art-making, curating and criticism,coordinated
by Luca Lo Pinto, Independent Curator and Editor-in-Chief of NERO Magazine,
of Photography”: Juergen Teller
, Artist, London, with an
introduction by Alessia Glaviano. Mar. 28th, at 2pm.
Art”: Jörg Heiser, Co-Editor, frieze; Co-Publisher, frieze d/e, Berlin in
conversation with David Lamelas, Artist, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires,
with an introduction by Luca Lo Pinto. Mar. 28th, 3:15pm.
Exhibitions”: Joan Jonas
, Artist, New York in
conversation with Marcella Lista, Curator, Contemporary Art, Musée du Louvre,
Paris, with an introduction by Luca Lo Pinto. Mar. 29th, 3:15pm.
Capsule”: Nav Haq, Curator, MuHKA, Antwerp, in conversation with Akram Zaatari
, Artist, Beirut, with an
introduction by Luca Lo Pinto. Mar. 30th, 3:15pm.
awards will be given at miart, through collaborations with institutional
partners. Awards include:
Cantoni acquisition fund of Fondazione Fiera Milano
Prize, supported by Studio Legale LCA Lega Colucci e Associati, Law
Firm, which will be awarded to one outstanding gallery in the Emergent section.
Club Milano Brera Prize for contemporary art and young artists, a prize that accompanies the
acquisition of an artwork by a young artist for the future MAC Museum of
Contemporary Art of Milan.
alongside miart is The Spring Awakening, a series of programs including events,
openings, and special museum hours at art institutions across Milan, beginning
on the Spring equinox.Every day the program will feature a new opening
including Piero Manzoni
at Palazzo Reale, Cildo Meireles
at HangarBicocca, and Ian
Cheng and Michael E. Smith
at the Triennale Design Museum
. See the full
schedule of events, here
Through a project curated
by miart director Vincenzo de Bellis and Massimiliano Gioni, three artists were
invited to conceive works of art to be played on a planetarium screen.
Featuring the resulting installations and multimedia projects, Cine Dreams will
be screened each night of the fair at Ulrico Hoepli Civic Planetarium of Milan,
a Neoclassical building by architect Piero Portaluppi. Made possible through an important partnership with Fondazione
Nicola Trussardi, the participating artists are Stan VanDerBeek
, Jeronimo Voss, and Katie Paterson
. Learn more here