Milan, the 11 exhibitions not to be missed in December

Milan, the 11 exhibitions not to be missed in December
Milan, the 11 exhibitions not to be missed in December

During the Christmas period the Milanese cultural agenda thickens with appointments: six new exhibitions in the city, from Piet Mondrian to TvBoy. Then the appointment with art returns at Palazzo Marino, with free admission: after last year’s stop due to Covid, the Lombard Renaissance works are exhibited.

The exhibitions in December

Masterpieces of the Lombard Renaissance in Palazzo Marino

Renaissance masterpieces from Bergamo and Brescia are the protagonists of the traditional Christmas exhibition at Palazzo Marino, seat of the Municipality of Milan. The appointment with art, which will be held from 2 December to 16 January in the Alessi room with free admission, returns after last year’s stop due to Covid with the works of Lorenzo Lotto, Alessandro Bonvicino called il Moretto, Giovan Girolamo Savoldo and Giovan Battista Moroni. ‘The Renaissance of Bergamo and Brescia’ is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, promoted by the Municipality of Milan and Intesa Sanpaolo as an institutional partner, with the support of Rinascente.

TvBoy al Mudec

Comes to Mudec “TvBoy. The exhibition”, the first exhibition dedicated to the Italian-Spanish street artist, set up from 2 December to 9 January 2022, proposes the ironic and never banal story of society, expressed through themes such as love and power, the history of art and the heroes. The exhibition includes more than 70 canvases illustrating the artist’s career (born Salvatore Benintende) and his international success.

Giovanni Gastel at the Triennale

The Milan Triennale has decided to pay homage to Giovanni Gastel, the photographer who died from Covid at the age of 66 on March 13, with two exhibitions. And right up to March 13 of next year, The People I Like and The Fantasy Jewels will be visible, or more than two hundred portraits from Marco Pannella to Barack Obama. The exhibition The jewels of the imagination created in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Photography (where they are kept after the donation of Lanfranco Colombo to the Lombardy Region). It is one of the first works that gave Gastel international fame, about twenty images that are part of the project commissioned by Daniel Swarovski Corporation in 1991 for the book of the same title, and for the 20th century jewelry exhibition, both curated. by Deanna Farneti Cera.

Banksy at Milano Centrale station

Banksy arrives at Milano Centrale station with the new exhibition “The World of Banksy – The Immersive Experience”, open in the Mosaic Gallery from 3 December to 27 February 2022. The exhibition presents more than 30 new works never exhibited before, including ” Ozone Angel “,” Steve Jobs “” Napoleon “and” Waiting In Vain “, which are added to works and murals made by young anonymous artists from all over Europe. The itinerary presents over 130 works that tell the world of the mysterious British artist, famous for tackling political and social issues with irony. Close to the most iconic masterpieces “Flower Thrower” and “Girl with Balloon” that made him famous all over the world, there is also a special video section that traces the history and social message of the murals created by Banksy in the streets, walls and bridges around the world.

Tania Bruguera at the Pac

At the Pac in Milan is set up the exhibition The truth, at the expense of the world, the first solo show in Italy of the Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera, whose performances and installations examine the structures of political power and their effect on the most vulnerable people of the society. Promoted by the Municipality of Milan – Culture and produced by PAC with Silvana Editoriale, the exhibition is curated by Diego Sileo and presents a selection of the artist’s most significant actions and new works designed specifically for the Milanese space, including a work created in collaboration with the National Association of Ex deportees in Nazi Camps (ANED). Among the works, “Plusvalía” from 2010, which faithfully replicates the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen in 2009 from the entrance gate of the Auschwitz concentration camp; “Sin Título” (Kassel, 2002-2021), conceived for documenta 11, where the artist with blinding noises and lights evokes the military environment of the ammunition factory located right near the German city during the Second World War.

Piet Mondrian al Mudec

Until March 27, 2022 at Mudec a major project for the first time entirely dedicated to the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, thanks to the collaboration of the Kunstmuseum den Haag. Entitled “Piet Mondrian. From figuration to abstraction”, the exhibition presents 60 works through which, following the common thread of the landscape, a progressive stylistic evolution emerges which has its starting point in naturalism and impressionism and which passes then gradually through post-impressionism, fauves, symbolism and cubism to embrace a unique style, close to abstraction. The first exhibition of Betti Sperandeo, entitled “Of figures and backgrounds”, scheduled at the Francesco Zanuso Gallery will close on November 30: on display a selection of portraits of intense and sensual women, works characterized by attention to composition, background and to color, in which the artist focuses his original gaze on the female world.

Pablo Atchugarry at the Royal Palace

Over 40 works make up the monographic “Pablo Atchugarry. Life of matter”, at Palazzo Reale until January 30, 2022. The exhibition, curated by Marco Meneguzzo in collaboration with the artist, reflects on Atchugarry’s poetics, presenting both the sculptures in marble on which he has focused his attention in the last 20 years, both the more current works made with wood or from the trunks of centuries-old olive trees.

“Corpus Christi” at the Royal Palace

Palazzo Reale also hosts “Corpus Domini. From the glorious body to the ruins of the soul”, curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti: set up until January 30, 2022, the exhibition hosts 111 works – installations, sculptures, drawings, paintings, video installations and photographs – 34 artists, to tell the multiplicity of the representation of the human being and focus attention on the historical passage from the living body protagonist of Body Art to the remade body of Hyperrealism, on the change of aesthetic canons and on the powerful evocation of the individual through its remains, its traces, its coatings.

Ferdinando Scianna at Still Fotografia

Until January 22, 2022 Still Fotografia hosts the exhibition “Don’t call me master” by Ferdinando Scianna, curated by Fabio Achilli and Denis Curti: a tribute, through 50 of the most iconic shots of his long career, to the great artist born in Bagheria in 1943, the first Italian to be admitted to the Magnum agency in 1982.

At the Castello Sforzesco the masters of the Venetian eighteenth century

The Castello Sforzesco dedicates an exhibition to the drawings and prints of five Venetian eighteenth-century masters, from Giovanni Battista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, to Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, to Antonio Canal known as Canaletto and Bernardo Bellotto. The works come from the Castle Drawings Department and from the ‘Achille Bertarelli’ Civic Collection of Prints. The exhibition, which will be held until 19 December in the halls of the ancient Spanish Hospital, will be free of charge and is curated by Francesca Mariano and Eleonora Scianna. The drawings and prints on display, for a total of 48 works, come from some famous Milanese private collections such as those of two great art historians, Senator Giovanni Morelli and his pupil Gustavo Frizzoni, but also from the collections of the Milanese aristocracy such as the Trivulzio collection and that of Antonio Guasconi, donated to the city starting from the nineteenth century.

Claude Monet at the Royal Palace

The autumn exhibition season at Palazzo Reale Claude Monet opens. From 18 September until 30 January 2022, a selection of works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris will be exhibited to explore the theme of the reflection of light and its changes, all included in a chronological path that traces the career of the father of Impressionism. Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10: 00-19: 30, Thursday closing at 22:30.

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