With 169 galleries from 27 countries, the twenty-seventh edition of the fair organised by Fiera Milano intends to strengthen the international presence and at the same time consolidate its ties with the main Italian realities. With works by both established and emerging contemporary artists, the 27th edition of the Milan fair reaffirms its role as an essential appointment for the Italian and international public and collectors. Directed for the third year by Nicola Ricciardi, curator and contemporary art critic, the idiom chosen to accompany this edition is the word Crescendo, underlining the development seen over the previous two years of the edition and the desire to continue towards an upward trajectory beyond 2023.
At miart 2023, the lively internationality that had characterised the editions of the fair up to 2019 will once again be in the air, by virtue of the fact that almost 40% of exhibitors are based abroad. In addition to the number of galleries, the quality of projects is also growing significantly thanks to a combination of encouraging returns and important new entries.
These include, just to name a few: ChertLüdde (Berlin), Ciaccia Levi (Paris, Milan), C L E A R I N G (Brussels, New York, Los Angeles), Corvi- Mora (London),Galerie Lelong & Co. (Paris, New York), Perrotin (Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai), Repetto Gallery (London, Lugano), Richard Saltoun Gallery (London, Rome) and the new entry Cadogan (London, Milan). At the same time, the care and attention for the indispensable Italian context is reconfirmed thanks to the presence at the fair of some of the country’s most dynamic galleries such as: Alfonso Artiaco (Naples), Cardi Gallery (Milan, London), Raffaella Cortese (Milan), Monica De Cardenas (Milan, Zuoz, Lugano), Galleria dello Scudo (Verona), Studio Gariboldi (Milan), kaufmann repetto (Milan, New York), Gió Marconi (Milan), Mazzoleni (London, Turin), FRANCESCA MININI (Milan), LIA RUMMA (Milan, Naples), Vistamare (Pescara, Milan) and ZERO… (Milan).
Miart 2023 also confirms the distribution of spaces in three sections: in order to emphasise the research of the most recent generations of gallerists and artists, the visit to the fair opens again this year with Emergent, the section curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini and dedicated to 26 young galleries. It then continues with Established, the main section that hosts 133 galleries exhibiting works of the most contemporary kind together with those dedicated to 20th century art, not forgetting those active in the field of collectors’ and artists’ design. The tour is completed by Decades, the section curated by Alberto Salvadori that explores the history of the last century through 10 monographic projects from the 1910s to the 1910s.
Guided tours, special projects and extraordinary openings in many exhibition spaces, from the PAC to the Castello Sforzesco, from the Palazzo Reale to the Museum of Science and Technology to the Triennale Milano, and in the venues of exhibitions already scheduled. The relationship with Milan will also be further strengthened by an unprecedented and significant collaboration with Triennale Milano, which during the days of the event will not only play a leading role with the sixth edition of the FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, but will also become to all intents and purposes the ‘home of miart’ in the city, hosting a series of live initiatives where people can meet, dialogue and generate energy and reflections around a broader idea of art.
With the 2023 edition, miart thus continues on its path of growth, combining the solidity of market aspects with an aptitude for research, and expanding its format into a platform for observing society and its changes.
Miart 2023 / Crescendo
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