The spotlight is on Milan Art Week 2021, the international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary art, which returns to animate the Milanese capital from 13 to 19 September with a full calendar of events, exhibitions, initiatives, performances, inaugurations and special openings , in various locations in the city, from Anna Maria Borsari at the Museo del Novecento to Maurizio Cattelan for Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, from Elisabetta Benassi for the Adolfo Pini Foundation to Emma Ciceri at the Castello Sforzesco.
Milano Art Week 2021, Miart_Emergent_Triangle_Pirogova
With the conclusion of the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone 2021, the spotlight returns to Milan, which will welcome the Milan Art Week, the international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The 2021 edition, after the 2020 break due to the pandemic, returns to animate the city with a full calendar of events, from the staff of Anna Maria Borsari at the Museo del Novecento a Nairy Baghramian for Fondazione Furla at the GAM. Milan Art Week includes the miart, the modern and contemporary art fair in Milan which takes place from 17 to 19 September 2021 at the fieramilanocity, and all the events distributed in various institutional cultural venues, private foundations and galleries in the city. Nicola Ricciardi is the new Artistic Director of miart 2021, by title “Dismantling the silence”, which for years has been one of the most anticipated events on the Milan cultural calendar. There are many venues for this week of Milanese art, from Museum of the twentieth century at the Milan Triennale, from the Gallerie d’Italia to the Prada Foundation. All information regarding exhibitions, initiatives, performances, inaugurations and special openings of the event can be consulted on the official website of the Milan Art Week with all the official dates of the appointments and opening times. To access the events, you must show your Green Pass.
1. miart at fieramilanocity_MiCo
miart is the modern and contemporary art fair in Milan that takes place in Milan from 17 to 19 September 202, in pavilion 4 of the fieramilanocity. This is the most awaited fair of the Milanese calendar in which contemporary art, modern art and limited edition design interact with each other. They exhibit at fieramilanocity 142 galleries from 19 countries, in addition to Italy, divided into 5 sections for established contemporary artists, modern masters, emerging artists, decades and new generations. The works on display are simultaneously shared on a dedicated digital platform. The title of the event for the 2021 edition is “Dismantling the silence”, from the homonymous collection of verses by the American poet of Serbian origin Charles Simić, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of its publication. fieramilano city has appointed Nicola Ricciardi Artistic Director of the contemporary and modern art fair in Milan, in the two-year period 2021-2023. The entrance to the Fair is through gate 4 in viale Scarampo, at the corner of via Colleoni, equipped with entrance ticket, available exclusively online at a cost of 15 euros. To buy the ticket, on the official miart website, you must indicate the day and time slot in which you prefer to visit the fair.
miart _Decades_Eduardo Secci_Maselli
Miart has also involved the city realities in the rich program dedicated to modern and contemporary art, with appointments dedicated topublic art, live painting, street art and installations. The project Starry Worlds collaborates with the Milanese institutions to make poetry the central soul of the twenty-fifth edition of the fair. The traditional day of Saturday 18th September is dedicated to the city galleries art night. The artists of the September exhibitions were invited to send phrases, quotes, poems to create an anthology inserted in the digital platform of miart starting from Monday 13 September, creating a poetic map of the city of Milan.
The Silence of the roots – installation view ph. Agostino Osio
2. The exhibitions at the Museo del Novecento
The Museo del Novecento hosts a new opening with the personal exhibition of Anna Valeria Borsari, a Bolognese artist who has been working on the themes of identity and the relationship between reality and representation, through sculpture, the photographic medium, installation and intervention in space. On the occasion of Art Week 2021, the Museo del Novecento also hosts the exhibition dedicated to the artist who won the Acacia Prize, Marinella Senatore. The Italian artist is present in the halls of the museum with the eight canvases and the illumination of “Dance first think later”. To access the exhibition it is mandatory to show the Green Pass and purchase the entrance ticket to the Museum at the ticket offices or online from the site.
Marinella Senatore at the Museo del Novecento with Dance first think later on the occasion of Milan ArtWeek 2021
3. The installations at Castello Sforzesco
During the Milan ArtWeek 2021, from 13 September to 19 September 2021, two installations / performances are exhibited at the Castello Sforzesco. This is the work “Open Birth” by Emma Ciceri
set up in the Pietà Rondanini | Michelangelo Museum, a performance created by the artist together with his daughter in front of the Pietà Rondanini; while in the Cortile della Rocchetta there is the installation ia (al) la musica by Davide Dileo which becomes part of the portico of the Museum of Musical Instruments. The works presented during the Milan ArtWeek are visible until 19 September 2021, from 10 am to 7.30 pm, by purchasing the entrance ticket to the Castle, online and at the Castello Museums ticket office.
Open Birth of Emma Ciceri for Milan ArtWeek 2021 at the Castello Sforzesco
4. Who the bear at Fondazione Prada
On the ground floor of the Podium of Fondazione Prada, the artist Simon Fujiwara has created a site specific work in which he presents the world of Who the Bær. It is an original cartoon character who lives in the universe created by the artist who in this way tells the audience about his formation through happy or traumatic events. The exhibition can be visited until 27 September. To access the Prada Foundation, you must have a Green Pass and a valid identity document. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Fondazione Prada ticket office at a cost of 15 euros.
Exhibition view: Who the Bær. Simon Fujiwara. Ph. Andrea Rossetti
5. “Elisabetta Benassi. Lady and gentlemen” at Fondazione Pini
The artist Elisabetta Benassi has created, on the occasion of the Milan Art Week 2021, a site-specific project that involves all the spaces of the Pini Foundation. It is his first solo show in the home that was originally owned by Renzo Bongiovanni Radice and then by Adolfo Pini. The project is based on the figure of the Turin gallery owner Luciano Anselmino who dominated the art scene of Rome and Milan in the 1960s and 1970s. “Elisabetta Benassi. Lady and Gentlemen” can be visited from 14 September to 17 December 2021 at the Adolfo Pini Foundation. Free admission to the exhibition with compulsory online booking.
Elisabetta Benassi. Lady and gentlemen “at Fondazione Adolfo Pini_credits Stella Karafili