International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Milan

Courtesy Miart


This weekend in Milan, the 23rd edition of miart, the International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art. NERO will be present at the publishing section at the stand ST9. This upcoming edition takes place in the pavilions of Fieramilanocity from 13 to 15 April 2018, with VIP preview on Thursday 12 April and will again see miart at the centre of a week dedicated entirely to art. This art week will involve Milan’s public and private institutions, its galleries, its non-profit spaces, and organisations.

In its second year under the artistic direction of Alessandro Rabottini, miart 2018 has announced a new team of curators, new members of the Selection Committee and a project that confirms the mix of contemporary, modern and limited edition art. miart will be the catalyst of Milan Art Week, an intense programme of events and openings organised in partnership with Milan City Council and which brings together Pirelli HangarBicocca, Prada Foundation, Triennale, the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, the Royal Palace of Milan, Museo del Novecento (Museum of the 20th Century), FAI Italian Environment Fund, PAC – Contemporary Art Pavilion, GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, the FM Centre for Contemporary Art, the Furla Foundation and the Carriero Foundation, among others.

Along with a careful selection of prestigious international art galleries, miart places particular emphasis on historic artists in its Masters and Decades sections. Both sections, curated for the second year by Alberto Salvadori, focus on the presentation of seminal works by post-war masters alongside the rediscovery of artists that the market is now bringing to the attention of collectors. At a time of huge interest in post-war Italian art, miart is a unique event for the historical market, both for the quality of the artworks and for the rigour of its exhibition projects.

The cornerstone of miart is the dialogue between artists from different generations through Generations, a special section by invitation, which this year is curated Lorenzo Benedetti (Curator of Contemporary Art at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen). Attilia Fattori Franchini, an independent curator based in London, will coordinate the 20 international galleries that each year comprise the Emergent section, presenting a fresh and dynamic selection of the latest experiments of emerging artists represented by galleries with less than five years of activity.

On Demand is a cross-section that focusses on “contextual” art: site-specific works such as installations and wall paintings, projects in progress, commissions, performances and so on: works in which the public and the collector play a decisive role in their activation and fruition. On Demand is curated by Oda Albera who is responsible for Exhibitors Liaison and Special Projects.

Object focuses on limited edition contemporary design items and important pieces that shaped the history of furnishing and decorative arts in the 20th century. This section features a carefully selected number of international design galleries specialising in modern and contemporary art, this year curated by design critic and journalist Hugo Macdonald, formerly Design Editor of Wallpaper and Monocle magazines.

An ambitious programme of conversations and panel discussions every year brings to Milan over 40 directors of museums, curators, artists and collectors from around the world. For the third consecutive year, this rich series of talks will take place in partnership with In Between Art Film, the art film and experimental works production house founded by Beatrice Bulgari. The curator of miartalks 2018 is Fatos Üstek, an independent curator based in London.


Courtesy Miart


miart 2018
13–15 April 2018
VIP Preview 12 April 2018 (by invitation only)

fieramilanocity | Entrance Viale Scarampo, Milan
Gate 5, pavilion 3