miart 2017: participating galleries, prizes, and program

miart 2017: participating galleries, prizes, and program


Courtesy Mousse Agency.
February 27, 2017

March 31–April 2, 2017

Preview: March 30

pavilion 3, gate 5


miart 2017 is upon us with the 22nd edition of the international fair of modern and contemporary art of Milan, organized by Fiera Milano and under the artistic directorship of Alessandro Rabottini.

Selected highlights from the forthcoming fair include a number of special sections featuring the debut of On Demand, six prestigious awards, a 100,000 EUR acquisition fund, as well as a rigorous series of lectures and discussions. This ambitious program involves over 60 museum directors and curators from all over the world, inviting visitors to a wide range of openings, exhibitions and events across the city, held at public museums, private collections, not-for-profit spaces and art galleries.

Showing work by the most innovative artists in modern and contemporary art and limited-edition design, miart2017 presents 174 international galleries from 13 countries in addition to Italy (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, USA).

Alongside the return of a strong contingent of these leading international galleries, miart welcomes many first time presentations from new participants, both emerging and established galleries including: 47 Canal (New York), A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), The Approach (London), Art:Concept (Paris), Marianne Boesky (New York), Canada (New York), ChertLüdde (Berlin), Deweer (Otegem), Gladstone (New York-Brussels), Hollybush Gardens (London), Alison Jacques (London), Antoine Levi (Paris), Meliksetian Briggs (Los Angeles), Stuart Shave/Modern Art (London), Nahmad Projects (London), Nathalie Obadia (Paris-Brussels), Gregor Podnar (Berlin), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), Zeno X (Antwerp).

See the complete list: #miartgalleries
Curated sections and special projects:
miart 2017 introduces On Demand, a new section for galleries exhibiting site-specific works from installations and wall paintings, to new commissions and performances. On Demand brings together a group of works that invite the viewer to participate in a variety of sensorial interactions and underlines how the act of collecting is a form of curation and commitment.

On Demand joins the five traditional sections that characterize miart: Established (115 international exhibitors divided into Master and Contemporary); Emergent (20 new galleries committed to the work of younger artists); Generations (presenting eight pairs of galleries in which parallels are drawn between two artists from different generations. Curated by Douglas Fogle and Nicola Lees); Decades (nine galleries taking visitors on a trip through the 20th century decade-by-decade. Curated by Alberto Salvadori); and Object (14 galleries promoting limited edition design. Curated by Domitilla Dardi).

Awards and Acquisition Fund
Three new awards join the established roster of prizes. These juries will bring over 20 international curators and museum to Milan to convene and deliberate. Fondazione Fiera Milano Giampiero Cantoni Acquisition Fund will once again make 100,000 EUR available to acquire contemporary works of art for the Fondazione collection. In 2017 new partners join our existing sponsors to create a prize for each section of the fair: BeART, CEDIT, Herno, Rotary Club Milano Brera, Snaporazverein, and Value Retail. Members of the juries will include Silvana Annicchiarico, Laura Cherubini, Martin Clark, Suzanne Cotter, Nicholas Cullinan, Björn Geldhof, Anna Gritz, Balthazar Lovay, Stefan Kalmár, Gianfranco Maraniello, Gloria Moure, Florence Ostende, Anne Pontégnie, Jean-Marc Prévost, Letizia Ragaglia, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Deyan Sudjic OBE, Sam Thorne, and Andrea Viliani.

See the complete list of prizes and international #juries

For a consecutive year, the 2017 program of miartalks is conceived in collaboration with In Between Art Film, the production company founded by Beatrice Bulgari to support artist’s films and experimental works. Curated by Ben Borthwick and Diana Campbell Betancourt, this series will explore the present and future of biennials and recurring exhibitions. More than 40 artists, curators and museum directors will participate in thematic roundtables and the list will include Defne Ayas, Stefano Baia Curioni, Oliver Basciano, Daniel Baumann, Andrea Bellini, Sebastian Cichocki, Beatriz Colomina, Florence Derieux, Elmgreen & Dragset, Juliana Engberg, Milovan Farronato, Lorenzo Fusi, Cesar Garcia, Eva González-Sancho, Jens Hoffmann, Christian Jankowski, Kasper König, Francesco Manacorda, Chus Martínez, Sarah McCrory, Rafal Niemojewski, Adriano Pedrosa, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Stephanie Rosenthal, Angela Rui, Mats Stjernstedt, Kate Sutton, Sally Tallant, Sandra Terdjman, Kathryn Weir, and Mark Wigley among others.

The complete program will be published online on March 1.

The Milan art week
The Municipality of Milan and miart 2017 will once again work in collaboration, building on the success of the four previous editions to promote contemporary visual culture across Milan’s cultural institutions. Throughout the week the calendar of events will include critically acclaimed solo shows as well as large thematic exhibitions: Santiago Sierra at PAC, Keith Haring and Édouard Manet at Palazzo Reale, Andy Warhol. Sixty Last Suppers at the Museo del Novecento, Miroslav Balka and Laure Prouvost at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Kienholz: Five Car Stud, Pamela Rosenkranz and Extinct in the Wild at Fondazione Prada Milano, the tenth edition of the Triennale Design Museum, The White Hunter – African Memories and Representations at the FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, 100 Years. Sculpture in Milan from 1815 to 1915 at GAM, Pino Pascali at the Fondazione Carriero, Kandinskij at the MUDEC, Adrian Paci at the Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio, Anna Bella-Papp at the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Flavio Favelli at the Albergo Diurno, and Paola Pivi at la Rinascente.

The complete program of exhibitions, including private galleries and project spaces will be published online on February 27.

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