International fair of modern and contemporary art 5-7 april 2013
miart 2013, organized by Fiera Milano and directed by vincenzo de bellis
137 Italian and foreign galleries in pavilion 3 of fieramilanocity. The fair is organized in 4 sections : Established and Emergent – reprised from the last editions, but revised in terms of the criteria for participation – and the new THEN now and Object sections. This 18th edition finally makes miart one of the leading European contemporary art events, because 40% of the exhibitors come from 15 foreign countries, and half of them are participating in miart for the first time.
Established gathers 94 international galleries of modern and contemporary art,
selected by the Committee of miart 2013 from the leading names on the
international scene, to create a dialogue and interaction between the two nuclei
of the fair leading to reflections on the continuity of past and present, in a timespan
ranging from the early 1900s to the 1980s. The modern and contemporary mix is
not just a prominent characteristic of the history of the fair itself, but also a part of
the overall fabric of the city, becoming the leitmotiv of everything Milan represents
in the world.
Emergent is set aside for 20 young avant-garde galleries, founded after 2007,
under the guidance of Andrew Bonacina, curator of the International Project
THEN now is an invitational section – curated by Florence Derieux, director of the
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, and Andrea Viliani, director of MADRE,
Naples – that offers a comparison of 9 pairings of artists of different generations,
one already historic figure and one young artist. These 16 artists offer an
interaction between the two worlds, modern and contemporary, that have
always coexisted inside miart, establishing a close dialogue in terms of both
concepts and displays.
Object, another debut feature of miart 2013, is a new section – curated by Michela
Pelizzari and Federica Sala, partners of PS Design Consultants, Milan – that
includes a selection of galleries active in the promotion of objects of modern and
contemporary design, produced as limited editions and approached as works of art.
Sans titre (Hommage à la biologie), 1945, aquarelle, plume et encre de Chine sur papier 22,2 x 29,3 cm
Times: from 12h to 20h
Opening April 4, 2013, on invitation
entrance Viale Scarampo, Gate 5
pav. 3, 20145 Milan
Sewing machine in umbrellas, on 1951, gouache and ink on paper, 25 x 32 cms