MiArt Milan’s International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair 2009

About to be staged for the 14th time, MiArt, Milan’s International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, has set itself the task of becoming an unmissable date on the Italian and international art calendar. For this reason, the fair, which for years has been showcasing the finest galleries specializing in 20th century art, has enlisted the help of a respected curator for 2009: Giacinto Di Pietrantonio. His task is to redefine the concept and rethink the approach of the event, in particular as regards the contemporary sector within the Italian and international context. This will take the form of a series of initiatives, which we invite you to discover for yourself in the other sections of this website. But we’d like to mention here that the new developments include the establishment of a new Selection Committee and changes to the time periods that define the modern and contemporary sections, the selection of participating galleries, the opening dates and the event literature. There will also be a new coordinated program for collectors, put together by Laura Garbarino. Plus, MiArt’s organizers intend to establish an active dialogue between the fair and its home city – with the arts, institutional and business worlds of Milan, a city with an enormous, and often unexpressed, potential. The art fair is set to become instrumental in relaunching this potential and the role of the city on the Italian and international art worlds. It will act as both the direct and indirect promoter of initiatives outside the fair that will improve the visibility of both the fair itself and Milan. MiArt is therefore organizing a series of exhibitions in various locations about the city. The first will be based around a series of performances to take place during Milan’s Contemporary Art Day on October 4 at a prestigious city location and a series of conferences featuring figures from the international art world who’ll discuss Milan’s cultural heritage in important architectural and historical sites about the city. MiArt is also producing a new publication intended to help people rediscover Milan and its art. We are confident that these and other initiatives, presented in collaboration with the city’s public and private sectors (as already shown in the Miraggi project), will restore Milan’s central role and reinvigorate its cultural and economic energies. Only through collective dialogue can Milan return to the role it deserves. And MiArt will be playing its part in this new geography. It will become an unparalleled showcase for art and the international art market as it takes on the challenges that the contemporary arts world demands. We therefore look forward to seeing you at fiermilanocity between April 17 and 20, 2009 (with the inauguration scheduled for Thursday, April 16) and in the streets and squares of Milan! MiArt 2007 the twelfth edition of Milan’s International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair won’t fail to surprise with its new features and projects. This unique event turns Milan into a prestigious showcase for art and a point of reference for collectors, gallery operators, artists and curators. Like last year, MiArt will take place in the Portello pavilions of fieramilanocity between 30 March and 2 April, with the invitation-only inauguration scheduled for Thursday, 29 March. MiArt is reasserting its role as the only trade show in Italy able to offer a complete panorama of the art world through its four separate sections that encompass modern art to the most innovative voices of contemporary art. Together, the four sections, Modern, Contemporary, Art & Co and Anteprima take in Italian and international art from the historic avant-garde to the most recent experimental works, attracting collectors with different interests and backgrounds. Following on from the incredible success of the Guest Nation project, launched at the last show with China, in 2007 our guest will be the Netherlands, a country that’s closer to Italy geographically but unique in the West for its effervescent art scene. A busy program of conferences and roundtable sessions will breathe life into the exhibition, offering an opportunity for interaction and exchange with the foremost Italian and international critics and curators. Overflowing with exciting features, MiArt 2007 is a benchmark and a meeting point for the art world. And this year’s fair will see the participation of more internationally respected gallery operators, critics and collectors than ever before, as well as the directors of prestigious museums, including Maria de Corral and Vicente Todolì. An increasingly international program of events further confirmed by the participation of the Basel-based Foundation Beyeler. This will be the first time that the foundation has taken part in a trade show outside Switzerland. And it’s doing it with an event that will trigger enormous interest and excitement, further honing the international edge of MiArt 2007. Thanks to the increasing collaboration with the public and private sectors, over recent years there have been numerous cultural and art events presented during the exhibition under the umbrella title “fuoriMiArt” – an unmissable program that promises to present the most exciting events in the whole city. The numerous parallel events testify in a tangible way to MiArt’s desire to establish an ongoing dialogue with the city of Milan and transform the exhibition into a fully fledged arts festival.

Duration 17 April 2009 - 20 April 2009
Cost Tickets: Full Price € 15, Reduction € 10
Venue NULL
Address MiArt will take place in pavilions 3 and 4, in the Milan M1, ,
Contact +39 0248550.1 / miart@fmi.it / www.miart.it/eng/manifestazione.asp

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