MIART 2017

Mar 20th, 2017

After the growing success of the past years, MIART 2017 announces a new team of professionals, new members of the selection committee and a project confirming the event’s role as a leader in Italy and fully a part of an international scenario.

“I am happy to announce the new project for miart 2017 that will make the most of the work done so far, expanding content and parameters,” said Alessandro Rabottini, the fair’s new Artistic Director. “Along with the numerous professionals and curators comprising the miart 2017 team, we have conceived of a fair that looks at the various aspects of the art market, and that can offer our public a broad spectrum of artistic production, from the latest generations to the masterpieces of the last century. In this new guise, miart is consolidating its structure and establishing an ever-stronger dialogue with collectors, galleries and institutions.”

Miart is a fair that engages in an intense dialogue between modern and contemporary art and design, experimentation and post-war masters. The main sections (Emergent, First Step, Established Contemporary and Established Masters) have been confirmed as the bearing structure of the upcoming event, proving the breadth of the chronological offering characterizing miart, from the art of the most recent generations to the masters of the last century.

Miart 2017 has expanded the dialogue between historical positions and recent artistic experiences by redefining and expanding the concept of its central section. The new section entitled Generations marks a development of the previous THENnow section: the comparison will be between artists from different generations, regardless of the contrast between a historic artist and a contemporary one. Nicola Lees and Douglas Fogle have been appointed to curate the Generations section.

On Demand has also been added. This is a cross-cutting section with a brand-new concept, encouraging galleries to exhibit context-based art: site-specific works such as installations and wall paintings, projects to be completed, commissions, performances and so on. We are talking about works that, in order to exist, must be “activated” by those who own them, thus underscoring that the very act of collecting is a form of care, planning and responsibility.

The other curatorial sections have also been confirmed: Decades and Object , while this year the Emergent section will have its own Advisory Committee composed of Marco Altavilla from Galleria T293 in Rome, Emanuel Layr from Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna, David Hoyland from Seventeen in London and Paolo Zani from Zero… in Milan.

For the 2017 event miart is again confirming its role as a prime benchmark for collectors, professionals and art lovers from around the world, who can always experience the most vital Milanese scenario of contemporary art thanks to the intense schedule of events, well-established collaborations and the support of Milan’s main cultural institutions.


MIART 2017

31 March – 2 April 2017
Opening hours: from noon to 7 p.m.

entrance on Viale Scarampo, Milan
Gate 5, Pavilion 3