miart 20th Edition – Fiera Milano
miart 2015 is approaching, the 20th edition of the international fair of modern and contemporary art of Milan, organized by Fiera Milano and directed for the third consecutive year by Vincenzo de Bellis.
From 10 to 12 April the pavilions of fieramilanocity will welcome 156 international galleries representing the best of modern and contemporary art and limited-edition design from all over the world. The number of galleries participating this year at the fair in Milan has grown once again, with a further increase in foreign exhibitors over the last editions: this year there are 72 foreign galleries – 46% of the total – with an outstanding number of galleries from the United States (25) and the United Kingdom (23) – bearing witness to the foreign market’s stronger perception of miart and the formula developed by its Artistic Director. There are also many Italian and foreign galleries participating for the first time at a fair in Italy or returning after a long absence. Many galleries have now chosen miart as their fair for representation in our country.
Once again, there will be four sections at this 20th edition: Established, with 105 exhibitors – subdivided into the sections Master, for galleries showing work by historically established artists; Contemporary, for galleries specializing in contemporary work; and First Step, a new sub-section for galleries already recognized on a national and international level, participating at miart for the first or second time, and the galleries that pass from the Emergent to the Established section; Emergent, including 19 avant-garde galleries focusing on young artists, with 16 foreign galleries and 6 making their first appearance in an art fair; THENnow, an invitational section presenting 18 galleries, each showing a comparative installation of works by an established artist and one from a more recent generation; finally, Object offers a selection of 13 galleries active in the promotion of contemporary design created in limited editions and approached as artwork.
A new cycle of miartalks – curated by Maria Cristina Didero, independent curator, Milan; Director of Fondazione Bisazza, Vicenza; Paola Nicolin, curator and art historian, Università Bocconi, Milan; Alessandro Rabottini, independent curator and curator-at-large, MADRE, Naples – will accompany the three days of the fair open to the public with a platform of contributions, including conferences, conversations and interviews, involving 35 international personalities including artists, designers, museum directors, fashion designers, critics, curators, collectors and journalists, who in the year of the Expo will discuss art and its institutions, scenarios of the present and the future.
fieramilanocity – Viale Scarampo, Pad. 3, Gate 5, Milan
10–12 April 2015
Opening 9 April on invitation