NERO is pleased to announce its participation at miart 2016, the 21st edition of the international fair of modern and contemporary art of Milan, organized by Fiera Milano and directed by Vincenzo de Bellis, with vice-director Alessandro Rabottini.
From 7 to 10 April the pavilions of fieramilanocity will welcome 154 international galleries, once again representing the best of modern and contemporary art and limited-edition design, from 16 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay). The galleries have been chosen for the high quality of their exhibition projects, by a selection committee, from over 350 applications.
A new feature of this 21st edition is the Decades section, which with its nine galleries offers an itinerary through the 20th century decade by decade. Decades outlines a narrative that emphasizes the two spirits of miart – modern and contemporary – with particular emphasis on high-quality historic art in a moment of great interest on the international market in the art of the period after World War II, particularly in Italy. Decades joins the four sections that have been parts of miart since 2013: Established, with 99 exhibitors – subdivided into the subsections Master, for galleries presenting historically acclaimed artists, and Contemporary, for galleries specializing in contemporary work; Emergent, with 16 international galleries concentrating on the research of the younger generations, including 11 foreign galleries; THENnow, which features 8 pairs of galleries that join forces to trigger dialogue between one historic artist and one from a more recent generation; and, finally, Object, with a selection of 14 galleries active in the promotion of contemporary design objects created in limited editions and approached as works of art.
In continuity with the three previous editions, a new cycle of miartalks will accompany the three days when the fair is open to the public. Produced in collaboration with In Between Art Film – the production house for artists’ films and experimental video founded by Beatrice Bulgari – and with coordination by Ben Borthwick, artistic director of the Plymouth Arts Centre (Plymouth, UK), the new cycle of miartalks will be a platform of lectures, conversations and interviews involving over 40 outstanding international personalities including curators, artists, directors of museums and film festivals, collectors, filmmakers, choreographers and producers invited to explore the ongoing dialogue between the world of the visual arts and those of experimental cinema, music, video, theater and dance.
Miart 2016 also renews and increases the close collaboration launched in the latest editions with the realities operating in the city for the promotion and knowledge of art. Working with the City of Milan, miart leads the way during contemporary art week, which includes a program of events, openings and special visiting hours involving public institutions, foundations and private galleries, starting on 5 April and extending throughout the period of the fair. Every day there are special visits and openings, starting with the 21st Milan Triennale – 21st Century. Design After Design – which will be held in many public and private institutional spaces around the city. There will also be openings at Palazzo Reale of the retrospective on Studio Azzurro and at HangarBicocca for the solo show by Carsten Höller, the opening of the second exhibition at Fondazione Carriero and of the new FM Center for Contemporary Art of Frigoriferi Milanesi, special opening times for the city at Fondazione Prada, special visits to the exhibitions in progress at Palazzo Reale – 2050 and the shows on Umberto Boccioni and Symbolism – the exhibition of the winning artist of the Premio Acacia at Museo del Novecento, special hours with guided visits at PAC, GAM, Palazzo della Ragione and MUDEC, and a thousand other appointments the city is presently preparing.
For more information, visit the official miart 2016 website here.
Some parallel events (including details) will be published on our website shortly.
Fieramilanocity – entrance Viale Scarampo Gate 5
Preview and official opening 7 April (on invitation only)
8 –10 April 2016, 12 – 7pm