Miart – International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair will commence on April 13 welcoming 184 galleries from 19 countries around the world in Milan.
The extensive collection of artworks that span from the beginning of the 20th century to the works of present days will be offered by the galleries around the globe with an exclusive VIP preview on April 12, 2018, before the start of the fair.
The fair will feature an extraordinary number of solo presentations brought together by the exhibitors staged through the two key sections: Established Masters and Established Contemporary.
The motivated lineup of solo shows running in the contemporary section will include Carsten Höller (Massimo De Carlo, Milan – London – Hong Kong), Stephen G. Rhodes (Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin), Eva Kot’átková (Meyer Riegger, Berlin – Karlsruhe), Matt Mullican (Mai 36, Zurich), Miho Dohi (Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo), Oliver Osborne (Gió Marconi, Milan), Alessandro Pessoli (Zero…, Milan), Marlene Steyn (Smac, Cape Town – Johannesburg – Stellenbosch), Peter Belyi (Galleria Pack, Milan), and Admire Kamudzengerere (Tyburn Gallery, London).
The ambitious lineup in the section dedicated for the Established Masters will include presentations or artworks created by Per Kirkeby (Michael Werner, New York – London), Lucio del Pezzo (Studio Marconi, Milan), Pietro Consagra (Robilant + Voena, Milan – London – St. Moritz), Vincenzo Agnetti (Osart, Milan), David Medalla (Enrico Astuni, Bologna), Gianni Pettena (Giovanni Bonelli, Milan), Bruno Munari (Maab, Milan), Maurizio Staccioli (Il Ponte, Florence), Salvo (Claudio Poleschi, Lucca), and Sebastiano Vassalli (Niccoli, Parma).
These Established Masters presentation will give a rare opportunity to experience several of in-depth presentations rendered through important historical positions that will be showcased through these works in solo booths.
Another special segment that will benefit Miart 2018 is the fourth edition of the Herno Prize. The ceremony is the result of a partnership between the Miart and Herno, which has been conceived seeking to recognize the ambition of the exhibition as well as the betterment of all the presentations by the exhibitors. The Herno Prize section has acted as a consolidated cornerstone of the Miart fair since its inception back in 2015. The prize will award an amount of €10.000 to the winning booth that showcases the best design.
The awardees will be shortlisted and the winner will be chosen by the jury desk that will include Michael Darling; James W. Alsdorf, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Mats Stjernstedt, Director, Malmö Konsthall; and Malmö Nina Zimmer, Director, Kunstmuseum Bern - Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern.
The fair will run from April 13 through April 15, 2018, in Milan.
Founder Louise Blouin