Home Magazine “No Time, No Space”, the Italian singer Franco Battiato inspires the title of the 28th edition of miart Fair in Milan

Milan Art Week opens its doors, taking place from the 12th to the 14th of April, all the information that cannot be missed

Related Articles: A Day in the Life of Italian Interior Designer Andrea CastrignanoTEFAF Maastricht 2024, highlights from the fairA window of fresh air in the suites and junior suites of nhow Milano

This year the Italian art fair MIArt, which takes place in the Italian capital, is titled  “No Time, No Space”. The name of the exhibition is inspired by the important songwriter Battiato, whose songs can only be part of the music playlists of all the Italians. The title underlines the commitment of MIArt of expanding its horizons, both geographically, by continuing the collaborations among the locations in Milan and temporal, by integrating a new anachronistic section of the fair: “Portal”. This year, the fair will open its door to 178 Galleries from 28 different countries. In addition to “Portal”, another section will open, “Timescape”. For this 28th edition, the prizes reached double digits. 

The fair will take place from the 12th to the 14th of April, with a press preview taking place on the 11th. The Modern and Contemporary art fair is organized by the Fiera Milano partnering with Intesa SanPaolo Group and directed by Nicola Ricciardi. The visual campaign of the fair follows the fair’s theme; “No Time, No Space”, created by Cabinet Milano, in collaboration with the photographer Charlie Engman. The aim is to create a surreal journey and discover a world where art, nature and reality meet. In fact, the visual campaign shows a portal where different realities cross each other. 


miart 2023. Courtesy of miart.

The fair is divided into different sections. The main one being “Established”, presenting contemporary artworks at their finest, made during the XX century of modern, contemporary art and design. This section is curated by Abaseh Mirvali, an independent curator from Los Angeles, California. Then, the section “Portal” is curated by Mirvali. The section is presented in an anachronistic style and it is divided into eight different small exhibitions. It invites the visitors to look back to important Italian painters with a new light and to discover new ones, not well known yet, from faraway lands. The second project, “Timescape”, will explore the artistic production of artworks from ever more distant periods between each other. This year the focus will be on the first 1900, exposing works from the futuristic period such as Balla and Boccioni.  

The section “Emergent” is curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, an independent curator from Vienna. This section promotes the young generations of artists, this year being 23 realities coming from all over the world. Some artists coming to the fair again such as: Bel Ami (Los Angeles), Sébastien Bertrand (Geneva), Sans Titre (Paris) and others coming for their first time: Arcadia Missa (London), ASHES/ ASHES (New York), Lovay Fine Arts (Geneva) and Sweetwater (Berlin).


miart 2023. Courtesy of miart.

Some artworks are of museum nature, such as, “Caribbean Tea Time”, a windscreen by David Hockney hosted by the Galerie Lelong & Co. (Paris, New York), the two works by Alberto Burri exposed by Tornabuoni Arte (Firenze, Milano, Forte dei Marmi, Rome, Paris and Crans Montana), “Combustione B.A.” (1960) and “Combustione plastica (1957)”, which have been part of the exhibition "Arte Povera" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2016 and of the itinerant exposition "Alberto Burri e Lucio Fontana" which has travelled the United States between 1966 and 1968. Another one is the installation made for Kaufmann Repetto by Vivian Suter (Milano, New York), which is the result from the decennial research in Guatemala. 

The Modern Art, which is an essential character of the fair will show pisces from the Italian artists part of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection proposed by ML fine art (Mian) which will showcase artworks from Giorgio de Chirico, Marina Apollonio, Piero Dorazio and the post- war section showing works from Enrico Baj, Lucio del Pezzo and Mario Schifano exposed by Giò Marconi Gallery (Milan).

During the days of the MIArt fair the whole city awakes presenting different projects around different areas of the city. Milan becomes the hot spot of the artworld for a week, which flowis directly into the Design week and Salone del Mobile, offering artistic journeys to its visitors. 

Cover image: miart visual campaign by Cabinet Milano. Courtesy of miart 

Written by Asia Artom

Stay Tuned on the Kooness Magazine for more exciting news from the art world.