miart, the international modern and contemporary art fair organised by Fiera Milano, directed by Alessandro Rabottini and sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo as the main partner. In fieramilanocity stand 3, miart 2019 will be the meeting of 185 international art galleries from 18 countries, in addition to Italy (70 art galleries from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, United States, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and Hungary). The event will bring a wide range of high- quality modern and contemporary art and limited-edition design pieces to Milan. Many influential art galleries from all around the world consolidate the relationship with Milan and have reconfirmed their participation in the current edition.
The directors and curators of 18 international museums of prestigious institutions from 10 countries will be called to assign the Fondo di Acquisizione Fondazione Fiera Milano (trust for the acquisition of works of art) and the five awards that miart has created for art galleries and artists and that for many years has consolidated the collaboration between the exhibition and its partners: Fondo di Acquisizione Fondazione Fiera Milano, Premio Herno, Premio Fidenza Village for Generations, Premio On Demand by Snaporazverein, Premio LCA for Emergent, Premio Rotary Club Milano Brera for Contemporary Art and young artists.
OBJECT, WHERE ARTE MEETS DESIGN
miart is delighted to welcome five first-time participants in the Object section this year, Frank Landau from Frankfurt and Stockholmmodern from Stockholm together presents a showcase of outstanding historic and contemporary works, including pieces by Frida Fjellman, Martin Schlotz, Estrid Ericson and George Nakashima to name just a few; Taste Contemporary from Geneva stage a dialogue between the woven wall panels by British textile artist Ptolemy Mann and new works by New Zealand ceramicist Virginia Leonard; Galerie Marc Heiremans from Antwerp shows a selection of rare and iconic 20th Century Murano glass; and Eredi Marelli, Cantù, presents a solo show of important furniture by Italian architect and designer Paolo Buffa focusing on his work from 1940s. We welcome back to Object Galleri Feldt from Copenhagen, who combines significant historic works of Danish furniture with contemporary pieces from the gallery’s ongoing collaboration with Vitamin Creative Space in Beijing. Also returning are Milan locals Officine Saffi who presents a solo show of Italian architect Elisa Ossino’s ceramic furniture as an abstracted living space:Galleria Antonio Verolino, Modena, presents a monographic presentation on Italian architect, designer, photographer, and sculptor Cesare Leonardi; and Elisabetta Cipriani, London, celebrating her tenth anniversary with a show curated by Italian jewellery designer Giorgio Vigna, alongside wearable art pieces for her collection of artists including Ai WeiWei, Jannis Kounellis and Giulio Paolini. The dialogue between past and present takes center stage both at Luisa Delle Piane, Milan, combining lighting by Brazilian Campana Brothers with a 1950s interior environment by Franco Albini and Franca Helga for Poggi. Italian designer Otto Berselli designs and curate a site-specific display for Brescia gallerist Luciano Colantonio’s showcase, featuring new pieces by him interspersed with works by Franco Albini and Gio Ponti. Dimoregallery, Milan, stages an elegant domestic interior setting, featuring work by 20th Century masters: Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Marcel Breuer and Luigi Caccia Dominioni. A selection of contemporary vessels by Russian ceramicist Sherna Pavel Zhuravlev will be shown by Erastudio Apartment Gallery together with a range of historical designs, as a conversation between nature and design.The artistic contribution of FLOS, an international leader in residential and architectural lighting, has been renewed. After Michael Anastassiades, this year will be the turn of Studio Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin) to create a site-specific light installation in the VIP Lounge. The reception area will be further complemented by a new artistic project promoted by Ruinart starring Brazilian artist Vik Muniz with the contribution of B&B Italia, Kartell and Kvadrat.
The involvement of the partners of miart in the promotion of contemporary art is also expressed in projects which span beyond the booths of fieramilanocity, such as Marcello Maloberti‘s installation in the Herno store in Via Montenapoleone 3 and the original work by Maximum Grimaldi, winner of the On Demand Prize by Snaporazverein in 2017, which will be presented in Galleria Zero… in Milan.
A new cycle of miartalks celebrates the renewed partnership between miart and In Between Art Film. The three days of talks open to the public engages over 40 artists, museum curators and directors, collectors, designers and international writers on the theme of “The Common Good“. The theme of what constitutes common good, how it should be created and how it can be preserved will be explored in relation to the three main areas of miart, modern art, contemporary art and design, intended as spaces of interrelationship with the world around us.
In the best tradition, miart will be the epicentre of the Milan Art Week, a packed calendar of exhibitions, events and special openings promoted in collaboration with Comune di Milano | Cultura involving the major public institutions, private trusts and non-profit venues of the city. Now in its most ambitious edition ever, the Milano Art Week will count the participation, among others, of Citylife / Parco delle Sculture, Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio / Museo Diocesano, FM – Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Fondazione Adolfo Pini, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Fondazione Carriero, Fondazione ICA Milano, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Fondazione Prada Milano, Fondazione Stelline, Gallerie d’Italia, GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Museo del ‘900, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Osservatorio Fondazione Prada, PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Dugnani, Palazzo Reale, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Triennale Milano / Triennale Teatro dell’Arte.