This edition of My Art Guide Milan, official guide of miart for the second consecutive year, has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Alessandro Rabottini (Artistic Director of miart), Barbara Casavecchia (freelance writer and curator), and Simone Menegoi (critic and curator). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town while Chiara Alessi (journalist and curator) has developed a design-oriented itinerary around town.
Alessandro Rabottini is a curator and art critic. He was Chief Curator of GAMeC Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bergamo from 2001 to 2012, and Curator at Large at MADRE Donnaregina Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples from 2012 to 2015, institutions for which he has curated solo shows of international artists like Mircea Cantor, Keren Cytter, Latifa Echakhch, Giuseppe Gabellone, David Maljkovic, Victor Man, Robert Overby, Walid Raad, Pietro Roccasalva, Tim Rollins & K.O.S, Sterling Ruby, Padraig Timoney, Ettore Spalletti, Tris Vonna-Michell and Jordan Wolfson.
As an independent curator he has organized solo shows by John Armleder, Gianfranco Baruchello, Elad Lassry, John Latham, Guillaume Leblon, Adrian Paci and Danh Vo, and has collaborated with public institutions like the Triennale and PAC in Milan, Accademia di Francia – Villa Medici in Rome, GAM Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Turin, Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Bergen Kunsthall, Le Consortium in Dijon, FRAC Champagne Ardenne in Reims and kestnergesellschaft in Hannover.
His writings have appeared in magazines like Flash Art, Frieze, Kaleidoscope, MAP Magazine, Modern Painters and Mousse.
He is a member of IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.
Barbara Casavecchia is a freelance writer and curator based in Milan, where she teaches at Brera art academy. Contributing editor for Frieze, her articles and essays have appeared in Art Agenda, Art Review, D/La Repubblica, Flash Art, Mousse, South, Spike, among others, as well as in artist books and catalogues. Since 2008, with Andrea Zegna she curates the public art project All’Aperto (Fondazione Zegna, Trivero, IT), with community projects and permanent site-specific installations by Daniel Buren, Alberto Garutti, Stefano Arienti, Roman Signer, Marcello Maloberti, Dan Graham, Liliana Moro; Alek O., Laura Pugno, Valentina Vetturi (2016/17). She co-curated the retrospective “Maria Lai. Ricucire il mondo“ at MAN, Nuoro (2014).
Simone Menegoi is an Italian critic and curator based in Verona and Milan. He’s a contributor of Artforum and he teaches history of exhibitions at Istituto Europeo del Design (Rome). He’s guest curator at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro (Milan), where he will curate a cycle of three exhibitions in 2017.
Since 2005, he has curated exhibitions in private and public spaces in Italy and abroad, often focusing on the dialogue between sculpture and other media.
He contributed critical essays to the publications of a number of international institutions, among which Ludwig Museum (Budapest), Kunstforum Aachen, Camden Arts Centre (London), Fondazione Prada (Milan and Venice), S.M.A.K. (Ghent), Hangar Bicocca (Milan).
- Alessandro Rabottini, Photo by: Marco De Scalzi
- Barbara Casavecchia. Photo by: Adelaide Corbetta
- Simone Menegoi
- A. Rabottini, B. Casavecchia, S. Menegoi