Inspired by Luciano Fabro’s theory “Sympathy between things”, MIART, the international modern and contemporary art fair organised by Fiera Milano, is set to return for its 25th edition between 17 and 19 April 2020. In 1981, Luciano Fabro wrote that “our experience is an exploration of the sympathy between things.” He was describing the process by which an artist deploys materials, develops space and explores relationship dynamics. The combination of two materials of colours, for example, no longer generated “a sense of union, but a sense of a third thing”.
By exploring the relationships and intercations between past and present, between the traditional and the experimnetal, Miart has forged its own style and identity. it is based on the belief that different eras – and the work of the artists that come to define them – do not exist in a state of autonomy, but rather play a role in helping to understand each other. Because things, like people, exist together.
The event will be under the artistic directorship of Alessandro Rabottini for the fourth consecutive year and will be sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo as the main partner. 183 galleries from 20 countries will display works by modern masters, contemporary established artists, emerging talents, and renowned and experimental designers.
Miart 2020 is divided into five sections, providing a forum for dialogue between modern art, contemporary art and collectable design.
– Established Contemporary: international contemporary art and limited-edition design from 2000 to the present day.
– Established Masters: modern art and design from 1900 to 1999, with a particular focus on the masters of post-war Italian art and figures that have been subject to a recent rediscovery in terms of art criticism and the market.
– Generations: dialogues between two artists/architects/designers from different generations, based on formal and conceptual affinities.
– Decades: nine monographic or themed booths exploring the history of the 20thcentury, decade by decade.
– Emergent: galleries working to promote the newest generations
The concept behind the fair is inspired by Milan’s cultural DNA and its distinctive blend of tradition and experimentation. Historically, in Milan innovative design and architecturehave always enjoyed a close relationship with the avant-garde art world, nurturing a productive dialogue between the different disciplines. In support of this vision, for the first time the fair layout will be designed to bring art galleries next to design and decorative arts galleries.
Miart 2020 will welcome a number of prestigious international galleries who have chosen Milan for the first time or who are returning after a period of absence. Such as A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), Blank (Cape Town), Rossella Colombari (Milan), Chantal Crousel(Paris), Gagosian (New York – Los Angeles – San Francisco – London – Paris – Geneva – Basel – Rome – Athens – Hong Kong), Jackson Design (Stockholm), Karsten Greve (St. Moritz – Paris – Cologne), Kadel Willborn (Düsseldorf), Nilufar (Milan), Franco Noero (Turin), Eva Presenhuber (Zurich – New York), and Thomas Schulte (Berlin) amongst others.
A large number of influential galleries will return to miart having already taken part in previous editions, such as A Arte Invernizzi (Milan), Alfonso Artiaco (Naples), Isabella Bortolozzi(Berlin), Cabinet (London), Campoli Presti (London – Paris), ChertLüdde (Berlin), Clearing(Brussels – New York – Brooklyn), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano – Beijing – Les Moulins – Habana – Rome), Raffaella Cortese (Milan), Corvi-Mora (London), Dvir Gallery (Brussels – Tel Aviv), Galleri Felt (Copenhagen), Gladstone Gallery (New York – Brussels), Marian Goodman Gallery (New York – Paris – London), Herald St (London), Kaufmann Repetto(Milan – New York), Peter Kilchmann (Zurich), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Lelong & Co (Paris – New York), Magazzino (Rome), Massimo Minini (Brescia), P420 (Bologna), Lia Rumma (Milan – Naples), Sprovieri (London) Vistamare (Pescara – Milan), Hubert Winter(Vienna), and Zero (Milan).
Miart 2020 will have a strong emphasis on art of the last century, as shown by the wide range of participating galleries active in this field, including Cardi (Milan – London), Cortesi (Lugano – London – Milan), Galleria dello Scudo (Verona), Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. (Bologna – Paris – Milan), Giò Marconi (Milan), Mazzoleni (London – Turin), Montrasio Arte (Monza – Milan), Repetto Gallery (London), Robilant + Voena (London – Milan – St. Moritz), Gian Enzo Sperone (Sent – New York) and Tornabuoni Arte (Firenze – Milano – Parigi – Londra)