In the two preceding editions, Italy’s longest-running modern and contemporary art fair ARTE FIERA was almost completely renewed. The 2021 edition will consolidate the new formula. Of course, there will also be surprises and new features, starting with the curator of the Focus section: in 2022, Focus will be curated by Marco Meneguzzo.
The Main section ranges from Italian Modern and Post-War art (traditional strong points of Arte Fiera) to contemporary research, emphasising monographs and curatorial proposals that focus on a school or a trend.
Devoted to modern art and to Post-War Masters, Focus does not have fixed content: the invited curator (who changes every year) concentrates on a period, trend, artistic school based on his/her expertise and preferences. The second edition of Focus, curated by art critic and historian Marco Meneguzzo, will regard so-called “exact art” (which includes kinetic art, programmed art, and similar trends) from the late ’50s to the 70s, with specific attention to the Italian scene.
Pittura XXI is a new format for art fairs (both Italian and foreign): a section devoted entirely to the most traditional language – painting – which in recent years has returned to centre stage for critics, institutions and the market. With a selection of “solo” and “duet” stands, the section focuses on 21st-century painting and offers a panorama of emerging and mid-career artists, both Italian and foreign. The section is curated by Davide Ferri, independent critic and curator who has a proven record of writings and exhibitions on international contemporary painting.
Madrid Design Festival is an international festival that aims to make Madrid the capital of design and place it in a privileged place in the international context. The annual event is held during the month of February and covers all design disciplines, from architecture to graphic design through a communication or interior design, hybridizing all of them in a contemporary and innovative format.
Madrid Design Festival is a long-term project that is present throughout the city, becoming the best tool for democratizing design and transmitting the importance of a discipline that transforms our lives on a daily basis. A language capable of generating methodologies, changing mentalities, positively altering our environment and, above all, redesigning the world.
The festival is an event full of ambitious proposals that place the design on the city’s cultural calendar, attracting a national and international audience to its exhibition and training activities throughout the capital.
Madrid Design Festival proposes for this a transversal program that allows showing proposals from leading designers and betting on young professionals.
The festival works to turn the city of Madrid into a design festival each February, opening the season in which the city becomes a leading space in the fields of design and creation, with reference appointments.
Madrid Design Festival, conceived and created by La Fábrica and under the direction of Álvaro Matías, has had, since its inception, the collaboration of an advisory committee made up of independent experts, specialists in different fields.
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ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair
ARCOmadrid 2022, will be held from February 23rd to 27th in halls 7 and 9 of IFEMA MADRID.
ARCOmadrid is Spain’s international contemporary art fair which, since 1982, has been one of the main art market platforms and an essential piece in the international circuit dedicated to the promotion and diffusion of artistic creation.
In the upcoming edition, a painstaking selection of national and international galleries will once again be presented in the different programmes.
- General Programme: the fair’s backbone is made up of top-tier galleries selected by the Organising Committee.
- Opening: the fair’s section dedicated to the discovery of new proposals selected by Övül Durmuşoğlu and Julia Morandeira.
From January 20 to 24, 2022 the entire lifestyle sector – brands, designers, artisans, interior design experts, and, of course, visitors – joins in Paris Maison&Objet.
For this new edition, Maison&Objet puts luxury in the spotlight and invites us to re-examine its various creative iterations. Will you be tempted by “Uber Luxury”, or “Lux Populis”?
A strong theme that will bring people together around an exploration of the different aspects of the “New luxury”, with exhibitors present across the 14 sectors covering the whole range of styles and product offerings in decoration, design, and lifestyle. Exceptional installations by famous names will showcase even more new products, innovations, and talented designers, while fascinating interludes will inspire us as never before and make sure our visit takes place under the best possible conditions.
Next edition: September 08-12, 2022.
Open to the public from Sunday, April 23rd to November 27th 2022, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 59th International Art Exhibition, titled The Milk of Dreams, will be curated by Cecilia Alemani and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.
The pre-opening will take place on April 20th, 21st and 22nd.
|The 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano moves to June 2022 boasting a plethora of new things|
With a view to organising a sixtieth edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano that fully reflects the importance of the event, the Board of Federlegno Arredo Eventi, in agreement with Fiera Milano, has elected to postpone the event, which will now take place from 7th to 12th June 2022.
Maria Porro, President of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, had this to say: “The decision to postpone the event will enable exhibitors, visitors, journalists and the entire international furnishing and design community to make the very most of an event that promises to be packed with new things, in total safety. As well as celebrating a major anniversary, the event will focus on the theme of sustainability, acting as a showcase for the progress made in this regard by creatives, designers and companies. Moving the event to June will ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals, which has always been one of the Salone’s strong points, and it will also give the participating companies time to plan their presence at the fair as thoroughly as possible given that, as we know, the progression from concept to final installation takes months of preparation. The desire for a Salone is increasingly strong, which is why we are working towards an event that will give everyone an opportunity to enjoy a unique, concrete and exciting experience. We are all really longing for a Salone.”
For further information on the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022: www.salonemilano.it.