miart 2013 opening

miart, Milan / Italy

April 3, 2013

5–7 April 2013

Preview: Thursday 4 April, 12:30–6pm (VIP card only)
Vernissage: Thursday 4 April, 6–9pm (invitation and VIP card only)
Fair: Friday 5 April, 128pm / Saturday 6 April, 12–8pm
Sunday 7 April, 10am–8pm

Fieramilanocity – Pav 3, Gate 5
Viale Scarampo
IT-20149 Milan

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The eighteenth edition of miart, scheduled for 5–7 April, opens at Fieramilanocity – Pav 3 Gate 5, Viale Scarampo, Milan.

This year’s edition features 140 international galleries representing fifteen countries. miart’s new artistic director, Vincenzo de Bellis, and his team are developing an artistic vision and programming for the fair and, jointly with the most important institutions of the city, an intense program of exhibition and events, which will take place over the fair week.

Here is the list of exhibitors of the four sections of the fair: www.miart.it/en/exhibitors

miart also highlights the full program of miartalks, a platform for lectures, conversations and interviews curated by Fionn Meade, writer and curator, New York, and Alessandro Rabottini, Curator at Large, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo.

miartalks will feature international professionals such as Dieter Roelstraete, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Sabine Folie, Francesco Stocchi, Nicolas Trembley, Goshka Macuga, Caroline Corbetta, Chus Martínez, Marta Gili, Daniel McClean, João Ribas, Barbara Casavecchia, Alexandra Midal, Joseph Grima, Elio Grazioli, Luca Lo Pinto, Carsten Höller, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Adriana Polveroni, Richard Birkett, Mihnea Mircan, Marta Kuzma, Annie Fletcher, Pavel S. Pyś, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Gianfranco Baruchello, Piero Gilardi, Marco Scotini, Simon Starling, Penelope Curtis, Chiara Bertola, Laura Cherubini, Cristian Marinotti, Danilo Eccher, Stefano Pirovano, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Ugo La Pietra, Simone Menegoi, Marcello Maloberti, Paola Antonelli, Paola Nicolin.

The full program of panels available at www.miart.it/en/program.

A key component of miart’s new life and special project for the 2013 edition, miart and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi present Liberi tutti, a miniature festival of live events that will keep the energy of Milan’s contemporary art fair flowing well into the night. From 10pm to 12am every evening from 3 to 6 April, international artists will stage performance pieces, concerts, intermezzos and plays at the fascinating Teatro Arsenale, a landmark that has played a key role in the city’s spiritual and artistic life from the thirteenth century to the present.

On Wednesday 3 April, the program will kick off with Gelitin, a group of Viennese artists who have become well-known to the general public for their outrageously irreverent projects. For Liberi tutti they are presenting Ritratto Analitico, a surprise performance in which spectators will interact with the artists.

The evening of Thursday 4 April will feature Darren Bader with the new work Le Quattro Stagioni, Trois Gnossiennes, Triple DJ: three “musical incursions” that fuse performance, concert, and sculpture with the onstage involvement of musicians and DJs as a central element.

Friday 5 April will be the turn of Israeli artist Keren Cytter and Show Real Drama, a more theatrical kind of performance—presented at Tate Modern in London last autumn, and now for the first time in Italy—based on the life of her two actors, Susie Meyer and Fabian Stumm, who play themselves onstage, blending reality with fiction.

Last but not least, on Saturday 6 April the festival will close with The Pentothal Analyses (un ballet de cour), a completely new project by Berlin-based Thomas Zipp, who engages the audience in performances that mingle truth with fable: re-enactments and reconstructions of events that seem to have taken place in the past, but which blur the boundaries between reality and imagination in a dramatic dialogue involving costumes, music, masks, and food.

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