Nora Berman

Re-thinking the biennial: a guide to MiArt 2017 at Fiera Milano, Mar 30 – Apr 2

28 March 2017
The annual MiArt Fair is on at Milan’s Fiera Milano, running March 30 to April 2.
Now in its 22nd year, the event brings together modern and contemporary art that seeks to find “links between the past and present.” Artistic director Alessandro Rabottini has worked with a number of collaborators to put on the ambitious and multi-faceted project.
Nora Berman, ‘Spiraling’, (2017). Courtesy the artist + Downs & Ross, New York.
The fair is made up of six sections, including ‘Established,’ curated by Alberto Salvadori, ‘Generations,’ curated Douglas Fogle and  Nicola Lees, ‘Emergent,’ curated by an advisory committee, which includes David Hoyland of London’s Seventeen and Emanuel Layr of Vienna’s Galerie Emanuel Layr. Finally, ‘Decades’ is curated by Alberto Salvadori, ‘On Demand’ by Oda Albera, and ‘Object’ by Domitilla Dardi.
In addition, there will be a collaboration between MiArt Talks and production house In Between Art Film that will explore a relevant issue concerning “the present and the future of biennials and the challenges of recurring exhibitions.” Over 40 directors, artists and curators will come together to participate in roundtable discussions on this theme. 
Here is a list of our recommendations:
Fringe Events
Courtesy Alona Rodeh + Grimmusem, Berlin.
– Outer Space at Futur Dome – the program brings 10 Italian project spaces together to mark the opening of the 1913 renewed building, featuring AlmanacTile Project Space and Treti Galaxie and more, Mar 27
– FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea presents The White Hunter. African memories and representations, Mar 30
ZERO presents The act of drinking a Coke by yourself is the lowest form of art with Adam Gordon, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Loïc Raguénès, Hans Schabus and Cally Spooner among many others – Mar 31
See the MiArt website for full program and more details.**
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