Landon Metz, Untitled 2020, Courtesy of Francesca Minini © Andrea Rossetti
September 10, 2021

miart 2021: The “Starry Worlds” of Milano Art Week

Milano Art Week (Sep 13 -19, 2021) once again brings together the city's major public institutions and private foundations in a rich schedule of inaugurations and special projects promoted by miart in collaboration with Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Milano

Milan Art Week, running September 13-19, 2021 features a varied programme of opening of which special mentions go to: Anna Maria Borsari ‘s solo show at Museo del Novecento, Simone Fattal and Michael Anastassiades at Fondazione ICA Milano, Claudio Destito at Studio Museo Francesco Messina, Carlo Mollino at Triennale Milano; Sergio Padovani‘s exhibition at Fondazione Stelline, Nevine Mahmoud and Margherita Raso‘s with Derek MF Project Room #14, Rosa in mano at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro; Elisabetta Benassi‘s exhibition at Fondazione Adolfo Pini, Alessandro Pessoli‘s project Testa Cristiana at Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio, amongst others.


Among the exhibitions already open in town, the Mario Sironi‘s “Sintesi e Grandiosità” at Museo del Novecento; the Fondazione Furla project “Misfits” by Nairy Baghramian at GAM; Neil Beloufa‘s “Digital Mourning” and Maurizio Cattelan‘s “Breath Ghosts Blind” at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca; “Who the baer” at Fondazione Prada; “Tina Modotti. Donne, Messico e libertà” at MUDEC Museo delle Culture; “Jacques Henri Lartigue. L’invenzione della felicità” at Museo Diocesano; Luisa Lambri‘s “Autoritratto” at PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea.


Do not be miss the public art and site-specific project Rudere by Adrian Paci for ArtLine Milano at the CityLife park.The Milanese galleries will play the role as protagonists on Saturday, 18 September with the customary art night.


The Milanese institutions will also be involved in a project specifically designed for the occasion by miart – Starry Worlds. By pursuing the goal of making poetry as the central soul of the twenty-fifth edition of the fair, it draws inspiration from an essay by American poet and intellectual Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) called For Memory (1981), and in particular from the verses:


freedom is daily, prose-bound, routine
remembering. Putting together, inch by inch
the starry worlds. From all the lost collections.

Sasha Pirogova, "Biblimen", 2013 Video, Courtesy of Triangle, Moscow
Wikatoria stool by Martino Gamper UK, 2018. Courtesy of Nilufar

As part of its “words-driven” programme, miart connected various city’s institutions by asking the artists involved in their September exhibitions to share verses, quotes and fragments of poetry that have been significant or influential for their research and work. This anthology-constellation will be featured in the miart digital platform by creating a poetic map of the city of Milan.


The artists involved in the project are: Vincenzo Agnetti for Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti, Nairy Baghramian for Fondazione Furla, Elisabetta Benassi for Fondazione Adolfo Pini, Maurizio Cattelan for Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Zehra Dogan and Luisa Lambri for PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Simon Fujiwara for Fondazione Prada, Tõnu Kõrvits for MiTo Settembre Musica, Corrado Levi for Triennale Milano, Adrian Paci for ArtLine, and Alessandro Pessoli for Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio.


In addition, this year miart collaborates with C2C Festival for the first time, presenting #C2CMLN shared by Gucci on the occasion of the fair, a two-day programme that includes the open rehearsal of “FORSE ORA” – the new and anticipated musical project by Caterina Barbieri, Lorenzo Senni and Jim C. Nedd.


To explore the full calendar of the events and exhibitions of the Milano ArtWeek, please check the website and miart digital platform.

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