Contemporary art is the art of today, the observation and the expression of what surrounds us. A world that can be explored in Milano this spring at a dedicated event for Italian and international collectors and visitors looking for great twentieth-century masterpieces, for artists of the latest generations and for authorial design: Miart - the international modern and contemporary art fair, held from April 1st - 3rd, 2022 at Fieramilanocity.
Miart also marks the return, or new entry, of over 150 galleries from more than 21 international countries presenting works by established contemporary artists, modern masters and emerging young talent.
Amongst the artists on show we highlight some protagonists of the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale comprising Carla Accardi, Tomaso Binga, Miriam Cahn, Giulia Cenci, Gabriel Chaile, Loise Nevelson, Joanna Piotrowska and Grazia Varisco.
The full programme can be found on the miart official website.
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An invitation to move together, and the prestigious awards
The Miart Primo Movimento (First Movement) campaign image is an acrobatic body that represents the desire to speed up a sector and to all move together - gallery owners, collectors, artists, citizens and visitors - in the awareness that a symphony is only conceivable through collaboration and cohesion.
Several prizes provide an additional, and tangible, incentive to move together: the reinstated €100,000 Fondazione Fiera Milano Acquisition Fund to purchase works of art for the collection, a €10,000 prize for the stand with the best exhibition project, and an award to the value of €4,000 for the top gallery in the Emergent section.
The German photographer and choreographer Isabelle Wenzel collaborated with this edition’s campaign; she is self-portrayed in a series of acrobatic positions highlighting the sculptural qualities of the body.
There are many other collaborative initiatives planned between businesses and institutions from the world of music, dance and performance.
Performances of music, dance and theatre
One of the cultural partnerships with institutions this year is the new Output project, dedicated to performance in the public space with the artists Riccardo Benassi and Michele Rizzo, respectively currently based in Berlin and Amsterdam (Wednesday, March 30th).
FOG Triennale Milano Performing Art presents Christodoulos Panayiotou's Dying on Stage, on Saturday, April 2nd, and the world premiere of the much-anticipated work by Romeo Castellucci in Milano on April 3rd.
From the masters of modern art to emergent artists
The international fair is divided into 3 sections:
- Established: the main section will host galleries that exhibit the masters of modern art to the most recent works, plus collectable and authorial design. It aims to foster dialogue between galleries and artists by honouring tradition and, at the same time, by looking boldly to the future.
- Decades: this section explores the history of the twentieth century divided by decades. Each stand presents a monographic or thematic exhibition on a key moment that marked the decade it represents in a succession of projects from the 1910s to the 2010s.
- Emergent: this section presents young galleries who focus on the latest generations of artists.
New contemporary art exhibitions
Miart will also be the occasion for a new edition of Milan Art Week (March 28th - April 3rd), with the inauguration of the main contemporary art exhibitions in the city comprising Useless Bodies? by Elmgreen & Dragset at the Prada Foundation, and Sunshine State by Steve Mc Queen at the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca.
Check out the other exhibitions already open in Milano.