miart 2024 presents the 28th edition of the fair
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miart 2024 presents the 28th edition of the fair

 

From 12 to 14 April 2024 miart, Milan's international modern and contemporary art fair, organised by Fiera Milano and directed for the fourth year by Nicola Ricciardi, returns.

 

The exhibition's growth path continues, thanks to a significant increase in the number of participating galleries, important new international entries and new awards, acquisitions and commissions.

 

As the title of the edition suggests, the aim is to make the thematic, spatial and temporal boundaries of miart ever wider and more fluid, through new curated sections within the fair and unprecedented art projects spread across the city.

 

12 - 14 April 2024

Preview 11 April 2024

Allianz MiCo

Milan

 

 

Milan, 23 January 2024 - From 12 to 14 April 2024 (VIP preview on Thursday 11 April) miart, Milan's international modern and contemporary art fair, organised by Fiera Milano and directed for the fourth year by Nicola Ricciardi, returns. “With 181 galleries (a double-digit increase compared to 2023) from 28 countries around the world and 10 Prizes, which will be awarded during the exhibition days, the 28th edition of the Milan exhibition confirms its role as an essential gathering for the international art community” state Roberto Foresti, Deputy General Manager, Fiera Milano.

Through space portals and time corridors, as suggested by the title no time no space, miart 2024 aims to further expand its boundaries, mixing past, present and future to talk about our time, capturing in the tumultuous and ever-changing flux of immediate actuality what is stable and enduring in art.

 

The starting point of this journey is the Italian galleries, which represent more than half of the total number of selected exhibitors, and which make the Milan exhibition an excellent attraction for worldwide collectors, curators and artists in search of what is new, but also of what is local. Compared to previous editions, however, the presence of galleries from abroad has increased, both in number and, above all, in quality, thanks to significant new additions to the main section, Established. These include Helena Anrather (New York), Galerie Buchholz (Cologne, Berlin), Emanuela Campoli (Paris, Milan), Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), greengrassi (London), Georg Kargl Fine Arts (Vienna), KOW (Berlin), Fabienne Levy (Lausanne, Geneva), Galerie Neu (Berlin), Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg, Brussels), Dawid Radziszewski (Warsaw), Super Dakota (Brussels), and Galerie Tschudi (Zuoz, Zurich), to name a few.

 

In addition to the new entries, many international galleries involved in previous editions of miart have confirmed their presence, such as 1 Mira Madrid (Madrid), ChertLüdde (Berlin), Ciaccia Levi (Paris, Milan), C L E A R I N G (Brussels, New York, Los Angeles), Corvi-Mora (London), Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv, Brussels, Paris), Ehrhardt Flòrez (Madrid), Felix Gaudlitz (Vienna), Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich, Paris), KLEMM'S (Berlin), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), GALERIE LELONG & Co. (Paris, New York), Madragoa (Lisbon), Mai 36 Galerie (Zurich), MISAKO & ROSEN (Tokyo), Galerie Michel Rein (Paris, Brussels), Richard Saltoun Gallery (London, Rome), GIAN ENZO SPERONE (Sent), Galerie Gregor Staiger (Zurich, Milan), Gallery Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerp), Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam), and Galerie Hubert Winter (Vienna).

 

Emergent, the section curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini and dedicated to galleries promoting the newest generations of artists, returns as usual. This year, it welcomes 23 galleries from all over the world: from Lisbon to New York, from Los Angeles to Belgrade. Again, there is an interesting mix of returning galleries – Bel Ami (Los Angeles), Sébastien Bertrand (Geneva), Sans titre (Paris) - and new entries, such as Arcadia Missa (London), ASHES/ASHES (New York), Lovay Fine Arts (Geneva) and Sweetwater (Berlin).

 

2024 will also see the first edition of Portal, a novel section curated this year by Julieta González and Abaseh Mirvali, with twelve selected galleries proposing ten small exhibitions distributed throughout the main section, designed to discover or rediscover universes and artistic practices that are only apparently coming from far away and from distant times: a window to look at the present through parallel dimensions and unconventional prisms. The artists represented here will be: Anna Boghiguian (Galleria Franco Noero), CATPC (KOW), Birgit Jürgenssen (Galerie Hubert Winter), Francesco Gennari (Ciaccia Levi/ZERO...), Maria Lai (Nuova Galleria Morone), Bertina Lopes (Richard Saltoun Gallery), Turiya Magadlela & Senzeni Marasela (Kalashnikovv Gallery), Troy Makaza & Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude (First Floor Gallery Harare), Franco Mazzucchelli (ChertLüdde), and Erika Verzutti (Fortes d’Aloia & Gabriel/Andrew Kreps Gallery).

 

Another new feature is Timescape, a curated project that will be developed over the next three years and which will each year present works from periods that are increasingly distant in time from miart's traditional chronological offer. Through a constellation of works of art, artefacts and objects, the galleries participating in this section present true micro-exhibitions that enrich miart with a cross-historical and cross-cutting approach and heighten its appeal to Italian and foreign collectors, curators and professionals. This journey through time will begin in 2024 with a look at the early 20th century thanks to the contribution of Aleandri Arte Moderna (Rome), Bottegantica (Milan), ED Gallery (Piacenza), Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C. (Rome), Galleria Gomiero (Montegrotto Terme) and Galleria Russo (Rome).

 

The collaboration with the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, which supports miart as main partner, continues. Internationality, excellence and a focus on local cultural development are the values that unite miart with the banking group, with the aim of consolidating Milan's centrality on the national and international scene and offering the city a further engine for growth and economic, cultural and civic development. As per tradition, the Bank will also contribute to the 2024 edition by bringing its own original content: in the Lounge area of the Group will be displayed an exhibition curated by Luca Beatrice and dedicated to young emergent artists, and Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking will introduce its innovative solutions complete with wealth management, with a strong focus on the art advisory service, designed for those who consider art as a diversified growth opportunity for their own assets.

 

Also confirmed for the 28th edition of miart is the Fondazione Fiera Milano Acquisition Fund, established in 2012. The €100,000 fund is intended for works of art that will enrich the Fondazione Fiera Milano's collection, which is currently housed in the Palazzina degli Orafi, the Foundation's headquarters, and consists of over 110 works representing various artistic languages. All the works are visible at the following link: https://www.fondazionefieramilano.it/it/arte-e-cultura/fondazione-per-l-arte-e-la-cultura.html.

 

The following are also confirmed: the Herno Prize, now in its ninth year, which awards a €10,000 prize to the stand with the best exhibition project;  the LCA Studio Legale Prize for Emergent, worth €4,000, established in 2015 as a result of the collaboration with LCA Studio Legale and intended for the gallery with the best presentation in the Emergent section; the second edition of the Fondazione Henraux Sculpture Commission for the commissioning of a work in marble; the second edition of the Orbital Cultura – Nexi Group Prize, the only prize within miart exclusively dedicated to photography in all its forms; and the Matteo Visconti di Modrone Prize, in memory of the President of the Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, worth €10,000, awarded to an artist who will be able to realise their work in the Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, a foundry for artists, with the assistance and experience of the artisans working there.

 

Also returning are the Rotary Club Milano Brera Prize for Contemporary Art and Young Artists – established in 2009 as the first award as part of miart and now in its fourteenth edition – which funds the purchase of a work by an emerging or mid-career artist to be donated to the Museo del Novecento in Milan, and the Massimo Giorgetti Prize, now in its second edition. Created by fashion designer and collector Massimo Giorgetti to support young artists at the beginning of their careers, the award comes with a €5,000 prize. The partnership with MSGM, the fashion brand founded by Giorgetti himself, will also continue. In 2024, it will commission a site-specific work from a selected artist to make the entrance to miart unique and special.

Lastly, the IKONIC Prize, at its first edition and worth €5,000, which will be given to the best project in the Portal section.

 

Also in the field of awards, acquisitions and commissions is the unprecedented collaboration with SZ Sugar, a music publisher dedicated to contemporary classical music, founded in 1907 under the name of Edizioni Suvini Zerboni and part of the SugarMusic group headed by Caterina Caselli and Filippo Sugar. For miart 2024, SZ Sugar is offering participating galleries the opportunity to have their artists interpret the first page of the score of Allez Hop, a racconto mimico, or mimed story, by Italo Calvino set to music by Luciano Berio. Before the exhibition opens, a panel of judges will select the best artistic interpretation, which will be reproduced and displayed at a special stand.

 

The award – which will be called the SZ Sugar miart commission and will run for three years – underlines the strong affinity with the world of music that has characterised the last four editions of the fair. This proximity is already evident in the title of miart 2024, which borrows the words of a famous song by Franco Battiato, a master of feverish imagination and infinite curiosity, to celebrate the intention to extend its boundaries even further, both temporally and geographically, towards "distant worlds".

 

The first incursion, both geographic and thematic, is represented by Comete. Avanguardie di un altro sistema solare a project curated by Marta Bianchi and Marta Cereda that opens a relevant relation between miart and Careof,in collaboration with the city of Milan and presented at Anteo Palazzo del Cinema.

Comete is a screening programme of artists' films from the Careof Video Archive, the center for production and in-depth study on time-based medias, from the city of Milan’s collections and from the galleries participating in miart. The presentation of the works in the cinema will be accompanied by meetings with some artists, in order to restore a curated and timely dimension to the video works, where the cinema becomes a privileged place for an intimate vision of the works.

Another ideal portal that will open onto the city will be a project designed especially for miart 2024 by US conceptual artist David Horvitz: a site-specific intervention curated by Nicola Ricciardi that takes over the spaces of BiM, an ambitious urban regeneration project that is transforming a monumental building designed by Vittorio Gregotti in the Bicocca district into a state-of-the-art work destination. Halfway between an installation and a performance, and at the intersection of the real and virtual worlds, the project will offer a reflection on art's own capacity to appeal to other places and other disciplines, far from the traditional containers and programmes, a seamless continuation of the debate initiated in 2023 by the miart LIVE at Triennale Milano series of talks.

The link with the city will then be strengthened by a new edition of Milano Art Week (8-14 April), an event across various locations coordinated by the City of Milan's Department of Culture, which brings together the city's main public institutions and private foundations dedicated to modern and contemporary art, with a programme of exhibitions and activities. From today on, the public notice for the presentation of proposals and initiatives which will animate the Milan Art Week is online, promoted by the Municipality in the occasion of and along with miart.

 

“The week dedicated to art in all its forms is back again this year, with a programme of installations, exhibitions, events and meetings, which will turn the spotlight on the art field and its experts, with a strong focus on emergent talents, shaping Milan as the capital of Contemporary. The aim is to engage a wider audience, consisting not only of specialists of the sector, but also of residents, tourists and art lovers – stated Tommaso Sacchi, Councilor for Culture -.  Obviously, all our museums will be involved too, in particular, those dealing with Contemporary and Modern Art, such as PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Museo del Novecento, Palazzo Reale, GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna e MUDEC Museo delle Culture".

 

The protagonists of Milano Art Week 2024 will be also the season's major exhibitions organised and hosted by, among others, Fondazione Prada, Fondazione Prada Osservatorio, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Triennale Milano, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, BASE Milano, Fondazione ICA Milano and Fondazione Luigi Rovati.

It is also worth noting that much of the content created for miart has been designed to overlap with the week following the fair – Milano Design Week – also thanks to a new collaboration with Fuorisalone.it, which will also be translated into a series of guides and thematic itineraries involving mainly Milanese galleries.

The expansion and fluidity of miart's boundaries is emphasised by the 2024 visual campaign, which also explores the theme of the portal as a metaphor for an intervening space between different areas. Entrusted for the third year to Cabinet, the multidisciplinary studio founded by Rossana Passalacqua and Francesco Valtolina, the image for the 28th edition was created in collaboration with the American photographer Charlie Engman, known for his work at the crossroads of photography and artificial intelligence, challenging the limits of the traditional image. Blurring the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, Engman creates a parallel universe in which the animal world seems to have taken the place of the human one, challenging the viewer's perception by inviting them to enter a dream world to reflect on the fluid nature of reality and art.

Finally, in addition to the many new developments, we welcome back two important partnerships: that with Maison Ruinart, which is confirming its commitment to the world of art and sustainability by presenting an unprecedented artistic project in the Ruinart VIP Lounge for this edition, and the collaboration with Italian food promotion body Associazione Italiana Ambasciatori del Gusto, which will reinforce the combination of art and food that featured in the previous edition.

The collaboration with the Club degli Orafi Italia will be renewed, and they will present a curatorial project aimed to promote goldsmith art and artists jewellery in all its forms for the second year in a row.

Collecting is also growing around miart, and, in particular, international collectors, thanks to ICE - Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane, which supports the event by involving a selection of international collectors.

The 2024 edition reaffirms miart’s central role in the art market, not only by expanding its boundaries, but also by emphasising its commitment to research and positioning itself as a platform for observing society and its changes.

 

miart Press Office:

Lara Facco: T +39 02 3656 5133 / M. +39 349 2529 989 / E.lara@larafacco.com

Denise Solenghi: M. +39 333 3086921 / E. denise@larafacco.com

Marta Zanichelli: M. +39 339 2816693 / E. martazanichelli@larafacco.com

 

Fiera Milano Press Office:

Rosy Mazzanti: T +39 02499 77324 / rosy.mazzanti@fieramilano.it

Elena Brambilla: T +39 02499 77939 / elena.brambilla@fieramilano.it

 

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