miart LIVE at Triennale Milano


miart LIVE at Triennale Milano 


For the first time miart steps out of its natural boundaries and enters the city. Drawing inspiration from the word Crescendo, the key theme of the 27th edition, the topics of the exhibition will emerge like roots from their vase to reach the Triennale Milano, where they will nurture new discussions and provide space for new stories. As a matter of fact, on Saturday 15 April a series of meetings and conversations will take place within and in collaboration with the Milanese institution, revolving around a common theme: the ability of art to be appealing to other places and disciplines that are far from traditional contexts and schedules.


Massimiliano Gioni and Beatrice Trussardi will talk about how the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, the nomadic museum par excellence, has disseminated contemporary art in multiple contexts and through the most diverse channels, twenty years after its first appearance in Milan in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in 2003; Angharad Williams and Gianmaria Andreetta will talk about the initiative The Wig, in which they are both involved and through which they address the theme of artistic practices that take shape in contexts other than the studio; Jonathan Monk will discuss with Anna Ebner and Marco Scotti about the exhibition project Multiple Locations, for which a selection of Monk's editions will be presented during miart in shops, restaurants and bars of Via Porpora in Milan; Davide Giannella will invite Riccardo Benassi and the duo Eva & Franco Mattes to reflect about the evolution of the concept of public art while questioning its future interpretations; Gianni Pettena and Italo Rota will take a look at the human attempt to make even the most inhospitable environment domestic, with a focus on mountains and survival devices; Valerio Barberis, Loris Cecchini and Mario Cucinella will debate on the city of the future starting from an unprecedented alliance between art, architecture and reforestation; and finally, Nico Vascellari, together with Damiano Gullì, Gea Politi and Cristiano Seganfreddo, will explain his practice and poetics starting from the work Falena, which will be exhibited in the institution's outdoor spaces from 15 April and will become part of the institution's Collection.



15 April 2023

Agorà Space

Triennale Milano

viale Alemagna 6, Milan.




12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Nicola Trussardi Foundation: twenty years of nomadism

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm LIFE/WORK

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Multiple Locations - Via Porpora, Milan

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Whose Public?

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Shelter from the Storm

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm City of the future. The alliance between art, architecture and reforestation for the regeneration of life in our cities

07:00 pm - 07:45 pm Falena. Transformative forces and ancestral imagery


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nicola Trussardi Foundation: twenty years of nomadism

Massimiliano Gioni and Beatrice Trussardi


In 2003, the Nicola Trussardi Foundation embarked on an unusual path: after years of exhibitions in Palazzo Marino in Piazza della Scala, Beatrice Trussardi and Massimiliano Gioni decided to bring contemporary art directly into the city, venturing into an unexplored and unknown territory that was awaiting to be discovered. They gave birth to a nomadic museum, which for twenty years has been rediscovering and enhancing the most beautiful and important places of Milan, making them accessible to the public free of charge, often for the first time. With its schedule, the Foundation reopens and puts historic Milanese buildings, as well as symbolic places of the city, back under the spotlight and into the collective imagination, inviting international artists to create new and ambitious works specifically designed for them. Reviewing the twenty years of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation means leafing through an album of images that have now become part of Milan's history: a sort of logbook, the chronicle of an adventure shared with art, artists and the public. With a wish that the Foundation will never stop dreaming of other worlds, new scenarios and even more ambitious places and projects.


02:00 pm - 03:00 pm


Angharad Williams has a talk with Gianmaria Andreetta


Through various projects, both commissioned and self-initiated, curator Gianmaria Andreetta and artist Angharad Williams have been collaborating closely in the development of new works related to writing, exhibition making, sculpture, performance and painting. These activities gave them the chance to inhabit new spaces, generate alternative responses to the work in artistic production, and develop new ways of meeting. The most recent culmination of their collaboration led to the creation of The Wig, an entirely self-initiated exhibition and research space that they run together with artist Richard Sides. Their talk will draw on projects spanning almost a decade to discuss the nature of their collaboration across different formats and outcomes.

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Multiple Locations - Via Porpora, Milan

Jonathan Monk conversing with Anna Ebner and Marco Scotti

Moderator: Nicola Mafessoni


The exhibition project Multiple Locations will present a selection of Jonathan Monk's editions made in recent years. These works of art exist in multiple copies and will end up in a wide variety of places after leaving the studio. They are designed to reach as many different people as possible, which is why the choice for this project was not a traditional exhibition space, but places that are not exclusively linked to art: shops, restaurants and bars from a particular district of Milan - Via Porpora - that stand out for their individuality and character, often strongly influenced by their owners. Jonathan Monk's works often present a connection between daily life and references to art history. Similarly, the editions in the shops are connected with their history.

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Whose Public?

Davide Giannella discussing with Riccardo Benassi and Eva & Franco Mattes


The recent past is opening up a renewed reflection on the public space and its potential for integration with artistic productions. Over the last two years, the relationship between the instances of art and the social fabric is regaining once again its central role, opening up enormous potential for enjoyment by the public and also for the production and dissemination of content by authors and cultural institutions themselves. With this in mind, Davide Giannella will discuss with Riccardo Benassi and the duo Eva & Franco Mattes starting from their respective projects from the last two editions of miart. In both cases the main focus was the desire to interact with the widest possible audience, using different languages, techniques and disciplines that are tangential to the art world - from performance to technology. The goal of the discussion will therefore be to reflect on the evolution of the public context while questioning its future interpretations.

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Shelter from the Storm

Gianni Pettena has a talk with Italo Rota

Moderated by Andrea Cassi and Michele Versaci


Summer 2022, the Bivouac de la Fourche crashes to the ground after more than 80 years of honourable activity due to the exceptional climatic conditions in the Alps. The old signature book remained part of the glacier with the words of Walter Bonatti, Pierre Mazeaud and other great explorers and mountaineers. The conversation between Gianni Pettena and Italo Rota will start from this episode in order to share some ideas about the relationship between man and the environment, always mediated by equipment and survival devices. A look at the human attempt to make even the most inhospitable environment domestic. Even the mountain. On a closer inspection, it’s all about that. Design and architecture are nothing but a way to tame hostile environments. The transformation of a space - in this case made of wind, cold, rock and snow - into a place to live, talk and share stories. A form of appropriation of the environment, whether permanent or temporary. The talk will be moderated by Andrea Cassi and Michele Versaci, architects and authors of several high-altitude installations.

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

City of the future. The alliance between art, architecture and reforestation for the regeneration of life in our cities

With the participation of Valerio Barberis, Loris Cecchini, Mario Cristiani and Mario Cucinella.


"The Cities of the Future", promoted by Associazione Arte Continua, is a series of meetings to understand what role contemporary art can play while presenting itself both as a stimulus and as a tool, in order to give life to a new path leading to sustainable development and to a new idea of society, economy and community. “The Cities of the Future” are therefore dialogues between artists from the international community and authoritative protagonists of our time. A series of meetings to understand what role contemporary art can play while acting as a stimulus and, at the same time, as a tool, to give substance to a new idea of the city.

07:00 pm - 07:45 pm

Falena. Transformative forces and ancestral imagery

Nico Vascellari shares his thoughts with Damiano Gullì, Gea Politi and Cristiano Seganfreddo


Starting from Falena, the work by Nico Vascellari - which from 15 April will be exhibited in the Triennale's outdoor spaces and will become part of the institution's Collection - Damiano Gullì, Gea Politi and Cristiano Seganfreddo will explore the artist's practice and poetics. With Falena, the artist introduces a reflection on the human being, its work and the transformative forces of nature. Gold-plated scythes mounted in a radial direction on four superimposed levels allow to create the large circular shape of a sun with its rays. The object of the scythe, despite being disassociated from the hammer, maintains a dimension that is nevertheless political in order to open up an ancestral imagery aimed at recovering a deeper primary magical element: an ideal contemporary monument celebrating the many capable hands that have been using this tool throughout the centuries. An invitation to rediscover our own roots. A further attempt to 'repair' the now compromised, if not broken, link between man and nature.