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This section brings together recent articles, posts and reports as well as a series of conversations with artists and curators who talk to us about their work and their respective cities, offering unique itineraries and a diverse perspective. These encounters have established My Art Guides as an engaging and dynamic platform encouraging culturally relevant discourse amongst the creatives of our times.

Interviews
Mare Karina is now landing in sunny Puglia to open a showroom that speaks of art, design, fashion and bitcoin
August 2, 2022
News
Manifesta 14: It matters what worlds: how to tell stories otherwise
For its 14th edition, Manifesta takes place in the Western Balkans, in Kosovo's capital, Prishtina, and the creative mediator of this edition will be Berlin-based curator and writer Catherine Nichols.

July 20, 2022
News
Àlma Venùs
In August, the Planeta Sessions event returns at Planeta, Cantina Buonivini. This year's theme is the planet of love: Venus. For the occasion, the Àlma Venùs exhibition, curated by Mara Sartore and Ignazio Mortellaro, will be presented.
July 20, 2022
News
Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries
Triennale Milano opens its 23rd international exhibition, which can be visited from July 15 to December 11, 2022. "Unknown Unknowns" is conceived as a space for open and plural debate and discussion, where different experiences, cultures and perspectives can converge.
July 15, 2022
News
Nomad chooses an exclusive location in the heart of the Mediterranean
From July 6 to 10, Nomad organizes its 10th edition in Capri, the first time on the island, and chooses an exceptional venue: the Certosa di San Giacomo, a complex of buildings and cloisters dating back to 1371 and located just a few steps from the Piazzetta.
July 6, 2022
Interviews
A conversation with Galatea Ranzi on the dialogue between art and theatre
Whenever I am asked this question for a moment my whole playlist disappears from my mind! But I have...
July 12, 2022
News
Una boccata d’arte
The third edition of Una Boccata d’Arte begins from 25th June to 18th September 2022 the project takes place throughout Italy and promotes a coming together of contemporary art with the country’s artistic and scenic heritage through art installations, exhibitions and performances by 20 artists in 20 villages, one for each region.
June 30, 2022
Interviews
Ruggero Pietromarchi talks about Terraforma, the festival designed to last in time and memory
Yes definitely! How many can I recommend? Three? No, let’s make it seven! You, at the End –...
June 29, 2022
News
Documenta 15
Documenta 15 opened its doors on Saturday 18 June in Kassel and now art experts have controversial opinions on the success of the event.
June 22, 2022
Interviews
Cristina Bechtler talks about Zurich, between art and nature
Interviews
Daniel Baumann tells us about a wonderful Zurich, rich in art and events during Zurich Art Weekend
June 7, 2022
Articles
Cross Collecting: an intuitive and expanding way of collecting art with passion and consideration
May 31, 2022
Interviews
Giovanni Carmine on Basel: not just a visitor but a commuter who leaves his mark
May 30, 2022
Interviews
Martin Hatebur and Basel, the city that made Monet’s water lilies iconic
May 26, 2022
Articles
The big return: the Biennale Arte opens in Venice with a host of collateral events and exhibitions across the city
A snapshot of the key exhibitions, pavilions and activations that will keep audiences coming to Venice this summer and autumn.
May 20, 2022
Interviews
Claudia Albertini on Hong Kong
Claudia Albertini was born in Como, Italy in 1978. With a Degree in East Asian Studies from the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, and an MA in Chinese Advance Studies, from Sheffield University, UK, Claudia lives in Asia since 2005, in Beijing first, and from 2012 in Hong Kong. In 2008 Claudia published a book on Chinese contemporary artists Avatars and antiheroes. A guide to Chinese contemporary art. Her pivotal role in the local artistic scene and her ties with Chinese and Hong Kong artists, have both contributed in creating a bridge between East and West for which she achieved recognition.
Currently she is Senior Director at MASSIMODECARLO, she joined the company in 2016 when the Hong Kong outpost inaugurated. Claudia sits on the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association board member as Treasurer and is a Founding Patron of M+ Museum.
May 23, 2022
Interviews
Katie de Tilly on Hong Kong
Katie de Tilly arrived in Hong Kong in 1994 when Chinese and Asian contemporary art was yet to come into international focus. She founded 10 Chancery Lane Gallery in 2001, expanding it in 2006 and 2008 with warehouse project spaces in Chai Wan. She contributed a monthly column called Artspy for Baccarat Magazine from 2007-2015. She spearheaded the Chai Wan art and design community and Co-Organized Chai Wan Mei, a yearly art and design festival 2013-2015. She has been on the board of the Tate Modern Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee (APAC), as well as the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) of RMIT University School of Art /Hong Kong Art School. She was a founding member and Co-President of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA). She is a Founding Patron of the M+ Patrons. And she is heading the HK Artists Residency Abroad Funding Scheme. She is on the working group of Art Power HK. Katie was awarded “Master of The Arts” in 2019 by the Women of Influence committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
May 23, 2022
Interviews
Wendy Xu on Hong Kong
Based in Hong Kong, Wendy Xu joined White Cube in 2017 and has been instrumental in managing the regional operations and driving the business development for the gallery across Asia, which now has representation in key markets including China and Korea, alongside overseeing the day-to-day operations of the gallery in Hong Kong. Wendy joined White Cube from Christie’s where she served as Associate Vice President, Director of Operations, China for four years and gained a deep understanding on the secondary market. She oversaw Christie’s first auction in China in 2013 – the first for any international auction house, and managed the organisation's operations for both Shanghai and Beijing offices. Wendy started her career in the hospitality sector working for international hotel brands including Hyatt International and Jumeirah Group. A native Shanghainese, she studied Fashion Design at Lasalle International Design College and then later went on to complete an MBA at the Macau University of Science & Technology.
May 17, 2022
Interviews
Dialogue as a Tool for Curatorial Discourse
To coincide with ARCO Lisboa 2022, we met with Luís Silva of the Portuguese curatorial duo with João Mourão, the curators behind this years’ Portugal Pavilion in Venice. Luís is also director of the art space Kunsthalle Lissabon and a true Lisbonite! We had a chat to him about the show in Venice, the city's changing art scene and social landscape, and we picked his brains for some insider tips to navigate the art world in Lisbon and the city itself!
May 19, 2022
Interviews
Sabine Himmelsbach talks about Basel, the city where culture is in the air
May 17, 2022
Interviews
Subtle Instability: an interview with Matilde Sambo
September 2021 saw the launch of "Vetrina", a cycle of contemporary art exhibitions hosted by Vino Vero Venezia in collaboration with Lightbox and curated by Mara Sartore. The curator interviewed the third guest artist Matilde Sambo to talk about her artistic practice, with which the artist explores the complicated relationship between the natural world and the human being, and about the site-specific work presented at "Vetrina", called "Subtle Instability".
May 17, 2022
Interviews
Andrea Bonaceto and the role of NFTs as a paradigm shift way beyond art
May 13, 2022
News
Arte Fiera 2022
Artefiera, the Bologna art fair under the direction of Simone Menegoi, returns from 13 to 15 May.
May 9, 2022
Interviews
Federica Patti talks about Bologna’s endless energy
Federica Patti is an independent curator, lecturer and art critic. Her research focuses on contemporary art movements, with a particular interest in live media, liminal practices, digital humanities, music and science. Thanks to the support of the Italian Council IX, she is investigating “On Posthuman Performativity. For a trans-disciplinary definition of live media performance” with a distinct focus on the performing arts in the Metaverse. She actively collaborates with several institutions, galleries and festivals on the presentation and development of her research topics by curating exhibitions, and screening, talks and workshops.
May 5, 2022