MiArt Returns to Milano Art Week With a Focus on Time and Space

The 2024 event features the debut of two brand-new sections.

Courtesy of MiArt.

Coinciding with Milano Art Week, the 2024 edition of international modern and contemporary art fair Miart returns this month, running from April 12 through 14, with a preview day April 11. Helmed by Director Nicola Ricciardi, the fair will welcome 178 participating galleries representing 28 countries and will see the debut of two all-new sections inspired by this edition’s title, “no time no space.”

Half portrait of a whoman with the face of a fox fur covering her eyes.

Birgit Jürgenssen, Untitled (Self with Little Fur) (1974/2011). Photo: Pixelstorm, Vienna. Courtesy of Estate Birgit Jürgenssen and Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna.

Drawn from the lyrics of a song by Italian musician Franco Battiato, “no time no space” alludes to the fair’s aim to ever-broaden its geographic and temporal boundaries. “Portal,” the first of the new section, is comprised of eight small-scale exhibitions staged within the main section of the fair. Curated by Abaseh Mirvali, the presentation seeks transport visitors to other worlds and times through a mix of solo shows and projects.

Elsewhere in the main section is “Timescape,” an ongoing Miart project that visitors will see evolve over the course of the next three years. For its inaugural presentation, “Timescape” will feature galleries staging micro exhibitions that attempt to cut through the boundaries of history and disciplines.

An abstract painting.

Emilio Vedova, Ciclo S. 8 (1960). Courtesy of ML Fine Art, Milan.

Also marking the opening of the Biennale de Venezia later this month, the fair will host a number of presentations that are inspired by the event. Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, will pay homage by showcasing artists who engage with Venetian Spatialism, including Emilio Vedova, Tancredi Parmeggiani, Renato Birolli, and Edmondo Bacci. Other galleries will platform artists that were also chosen by Biennale curator Adriano Pedrosa, including Louis Fratino at Galerie Neu, Berlin.

A four part asymetrical folding screen with each panel having an brightly colored abstract painting that together allude to a landscape.

David Hockney, “CARIBBEAN TEA TIME” PARAVENT (1987). Courtesy of Galerie Lelong and Co., Paris, New York.

Across the fairs different sections, the edition promises to hold numerous museum-quality artworks to discover. David Hockney, one of the most influential artists of his generation will be shown at Galerie Lelong and Co., Paris / New York, with his 1987 screen Caribbean Tea Time. At Kaufmann Repetto, an immersive installation by Vivian Suter that traces the artists decades-long research of the Guatemalan rainforest. And at Tornabuoni Arte, two works by Alberto Burri that were included in the seminal “Arte Povera” exhibition in 2016 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and traveling exhibition “Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana,” which was shown between 1966 and 1968.

An instalation view of a room overlaid with various large-scale images.

Vivian Suter, Tintin Nina Disco (2024). Courtesy of the artist and Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, New York.

Along with Milano Art Week and various off-site presentations, such as a collaboration with Careof that will stage screenings at the city’s main movie theater Anteo Palazzo del Cinema, Milan is slated to be the place to be and art world center this April—with Miart being its gravitational center.

MiArt: no time no space will be held April 12–14, 2024.

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