It has opened yesterday with a special VIP preview, the 23th edition of Miart the international exhibition of modern and contemporary art of Milan, from 13 to 15 April 2018 (12 April press preview, VIP preview and vernissage by invitation), with works from all the 20th century to the present.  The event is organised by Fiera Milano under the artistic direction of Alessandro Rabottini, with the support of Intesa San Paolo as the main sponsor. Over 60 Curators, 7  prizes and several talks with museum directors and personalities from a round the international artworld will be involved in this fair edition. Moreover, connected to the fair  there will be a lively program all around the city of openings, events , exhibitions and performance create perhaps for the very first time a real “art week” as other most important international fairs in other main cities.

Indeed, Alessandro Rabottini‘s artistic direction over last 2 years have tried  to strengthen Miart’s distinctive formula and to explore and deepen its potentials: namely miart is a fair that looks at the present in its multiple dimensions, such as the historical roots of today’s experimentation. The dialogue between modern art, contemporary art and limited edition design constitutes the most extensive chronological offer by an Italian art fair, with an ever-increasing quality of exhibitors and professionals from around the world which eventually have turned the miart formula into a successful model. The fair undoubtedly  has takan advantage from the great development seen in Milan as a growing international capital of creativity recognised by dealers, collectors, curators, artists, institutions and the general public.

So, Miart 2018 confirms itself as a growing fair, presenting 186 international galleries (6% more than 2017; 61 out of the 186 participating in the fair for the first time, 32% of the total) representing a broad qualitative sweep of modern and contemporary art and limited edition design. Also its international profile has risen over the years, also due to the great international development seen in Milan over last years: The number of foreign galleries participating in this year’s Milan fair has risen to 71 – 41% of the total – from 19 countries besides Italy and 4 continents. Miart for the first time include major international names such as Andersen’s Contemporary (Copenhagen), Thomas Dane Gallery (London – Naples), Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv – Brussels), Gagosian (New York – Los Angeles – San Francisco – London – Paris – Rome – Athens – Geneva – Hong Kong), Kalfayan Galleries (Athens), Peter Kilchmann (Zurich), Edouard Malingue (Hong Kong – Shanghai), Projectesd (Barcelona), Almine Rech (Paris – Brussels –London – New York), Rodeo (London), Studio Trisorio (Naples), and Amanda Wilkinson (London).

Many major international galleries are back again after having participated in previous editions including A Arte Invernizzi (Milan), A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), Alfonso Artiaco (Naples), Bortolami (New York), Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), Campoli Presti (London – Paris), ChertLüdde (Berlin), Clearing (Brussels – New York – Brooklyn), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano – Beijing – Les Moulins – Havana), Monica De Cardenas (Milan – Lugano – Zuoz), Raffaella Cortese (Milan), Massimo De Carlo (Milan – London – Hong Kong), Gladstone Gallery (New York – Brussels), Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan – New York), König Galerie (Berlin – London), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Galerie Emanuel Layr (Vienna – Roma), Galerie Lelong (Paris – New York), Mai 36 (Zurich), Giò Marconi (Milan), Meyer Riegger (Berlin – Karlsruhe), Massimo Minini (Brescia), P420 (Bologna), Galerija Gregor Podnar (Berlin), Lia Rumma (Naples – Milan), Richard Saltoun (London), Sprovieri (London), T293 (Rome), Vistamare – Vistamare Studio (Pescara – Milan), Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), and Zero… (Milan).

A significant contingent of galleries actively promote modern and post-war art, including prestigious names such as Cardi (Milan – London), Cortesi (Lugano – London – Milan), Galleria dello Scudo (Verona), Grossetti Arte (Milan), Ernst Hilger (Vienna), Mazzoleni (Turin – London), Montrasio Arte (Milan – Monza), Repetto Gallery (London), Robilant + Voena (Milan – London – St. Moritz), Gian Enzo Sperone (Sent – New York), Studio Marconi (Milan), Tega (Milan), Tornabuoni Arte (Florence – London – Milan – Paris), and Michael Werner (New York – London).

Here you have some photos directly from the VIP preview...

Eliseo Mattiacci, Galleria Poggiali

Stephan Balkenhol

Igor Mitoraj
Gilberto Zorio
Lucio Fontana
Fontana e Melotti

Giulio Paolini, Cardi Gallery

Gagosian & Mazzoleni
Alberto Burri


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