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5 things to know about MIART 2016

From April 8 to 10, 2016

5 things to know about MIART 2016 From April 8 to 10, 2016

Here we are. Once again Milan becomes the capital of art and creativity for a week full of events. Everything revolves around MiArt, the modern and contemporary art fair of the city, which reaches this year its 21st edition.

Directed for the fourth consecutive time by Vincenzo De Bellis (who, after the closing of the festival, will fly to Minneapolis to deal with the visual arts section of the Walker Art Center) and deputy director Alessandro RabottiniMiArt confirms its growth and introduces many news: 

 

#1 The pavilions

The pavilions of Fieramilanocity will host 154 galleries from 16 countries, for an exhibition programme which includes modern art, contemporary art and limited edition designs.

 

#2 The exhibition sections

Besides the usual four sections that characterise the fair (Established, Emergent, THENnow and Object) there will be a Decades area, where galleries will build a path along the twentieth century, divided into decades.

 

#3 Miartalks

A new look for the traditional miartalks, platform dedicated to conversations, debates and conferences, which this year has been designed in collaboration with In Between Art Film, the production company for art films and experimental videos founded by Beatrice Bulgari, with the curatorship of Ben Borthwick, artistic director of the Plymouth Arts Centre.

 

#4 Entertainement

40 international prominent curators, artists, museum and film festivals directors, collectors, filmmakers, choreographers and producers will explore the fascinating and dense relationship between visual arts, experimental films, music, video, theater and dance.

 

#5 The off-fair

Coming out of the fair, you'll be spoiled for choice: dozens of events organised by private galleries, foundations and museums will open their doors to the public.

The exhibition of Umberto Boccioni at the Royal Palace, Design After Design at the Triennale, Carsten Höller at the Hangar Bicocca. But the most expected event is the site-specific project Innamemorabiliamumbum, in collaboration with the Trussardi Foundation, that famous British artist Sarah Lucas has thought for the spaces of the Albergo Diurno Venezia, an exceptional site, designed by Piero Portaluppi in the Twenties and returned to the city thanks to the efforts of FAI - Italian Environment Fund, and the city of Milan. Ruinart will also launch its collaboration with Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. 

For more info check www.miart.it.