MIART the international modern and contemporary art fair organized by Fiera Milano, returns with a renewed speakers’ series, new collaborations and partners, and several art projects across the city play their part in further expanding MIART’s thematic, spatial and temporal boundaries

From 12 to 14 April 2024 (with VIP preview on Thursday 11 April), MIART, the international modern and contemporary art fair organised by Fiera Milano and directed by Nicola Ricciardi, returns.

178 participating galleries from 28 countries, more than 1,000 works by modern masters and established contemporary artists, over 10 awards spanning prizes, acquisition funds and new commissions (with a dozen museum directors from all over the world on the jury panels), make this 28th edition an essential event for the Italian and international art community. Two brand-new sections, conceived as time machines or gateways into other dimensions, intends to highlight the vocation of miart 2024 to further expand its geographical and temporal boundaries. This is also evoked by the title of this edition – no time no space – which adopts the words of a song by Franco Battiato, a musician, artist, and “explorer of distant worlds”. Established, the main section of the fair, brings together some of the most important modern, contemporary and design galleries from around the globe. Nestled within it is Portal, a new section curated by Abaseh Mirvali and featuring eight small exhibitions that range from solo shows that rivisit the works of Italian artists such as Franco Mazzucchelli and Francesco Gennari, two projects designed to broaden the traditional horizons of miart.

Modern Art, the historical backbone of miart, will be well represented with meticulously curated exhibitions. Examples include the project “Italian Artists in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection” presented by ML fine art featuring important works by – among others – Giorgio de Chirico, Marina Apollonio, Piero Dorazio, or a selection of post-war protagonists – such as Enrico Baj, Lucio del Pezzo and Mario Schifano proposed by Gió Marconi and inspired by the installation that Studio Marconi presented at Eurodomus in Turin in 1968. This edition’s many outside influences continue in the field of music, an area that has already been fruitfully explored in the last two editions of miart thanks to an unprecedented collaboration with SZ Sugar, a music publishing house dedicated to contemporary artistic music founded in 1907 under the name Edizioni Suvini Zerboni and part of the SugarMusic group led by Caterina Caselli and Filippo Sugar. The first edition of the SZ Sugar miart commission, an award of 5,000 euros that will be expanded further over the next two years, gave galleries participating in the exhibition the opportunity to have their artists interpret the first page of the score of Allez Hop, a mimed story by Italo Calvino set to music by Luciano Berio. Interest in miart 2024 from national and – in particular – international collectors is growing significantly. This is due to ICE – the Italian Trade Agency for the promotion and expansion of Italian companies abroad, which supports the event by bringing international collectors and journalists to the exhibition. As per every year, the connection with the city will be further strengthened by a new edition of Milano Art Week , an event across various locations coordinated by the City of Milan’s Department of Culture, which brings together the city’s main public institutions and private foundations dedicated to modern and contemporary art, with a programme of exhibitions and activities. The 2024 edition underlines miart’s leading role in art market events, extending its thematic, spatial and temporal boundaries even further and making them more permeable while also positioning itself as a platform for observing society and its changes. We, at Dry, are really exited and proud to be media partners of this wonderful exhibition that will surely be a moment of sharing in the name of contemporary art.