Must-See Art Guide: Milan

This week's guide features Alighiero Boetti, Nate Lowman, Andreas Bowers, and more.

Greg Parma Smith, Love’s Dimension (Cracked Lilac) (2018). Courtesy of Frederico Vavassori.

Let’s turn our sights to Milan this week. Starting today, the miart fair will bring the Modern and contemporary art community together in its annual event, seeking to “grasp links between the past and present.” The fair attracts a range of exhibitors from around the world, including Bortolami, Gladstone Gallery, and Art Bärtschi & Cie, but don’t overlook what else is on view out in the local galleries of Milan.

Your first stop should be at DEP ART to see the spectacular exhibition of rarely seen Alighiero Boetti works on paper. In this series from the 1980s, the Arte Povera master reveals a little-known side of himself thorough dazzlingly imaginative collages. Then, another standout show is Andrea Bowers’ powerful “disrupting and resisting,” which focuses on the American activist response to the 2016 election and aftermath—it just opened yesterday. You should also keep Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art on your radar, which currently presenting a range of austere photographs by Italian artist Giuseppe Umberto Cavaliere. Titled “Nulla Essenziale,” the series is inspired by metaphysical studies and are created through an elaborate printing process that gradually disrupts the photographic image, resulting in elegantly ambigious abstractions.

And there’s more where that came from. Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and enjoy a favoloso weekend of gallery hopping.


Exhibition:Nulla Essenziale
 March 20–April 14, 2018
Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Via Savona 61, Milan, Italy

Giuseppe Umberto Cavaliere, U511. Courtesy of Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art.

Exhibition:Bill Hayden and Greg Parma Smith: Legend of Festival and Enclosure
 March 16–April 15, 2018
Federico Vavassori, Via Giorgio Giulini, Milan, Italy

Jonathan Monk, Roscioli café (2018). Courtesy of Loom Gallery.

Exhibition:Jonathan Monk: Two Dozen Eggs and a Thumbprint – After PM
 March 26–May 5, 2018
Loom Gallery, Via Marsala, Milan, Italy

Lupo Borgonovo, Chevalon I (2018). Courtesy of Monica De Cardenas.

Exhibition:Lupo Borgonovo: Alexandra
 March 14–May 5, 2018
Monica De Cardenas, Via Francesco Viganò 4, Milan, Italy

“Nate Lowman: Elliptical Gun Machine” installation view. Courtesy of Massimo De Carlo.

Exhibition:Nate Lowman: Elliptical Gun Machine”
 April 5–May 12, 2018
Massimo De Carlo, Via Giovanni Ventura 5, Milan, Italy

Riccardo Paratore, installation view at Gluck50. Courtesy of Riccardo Paratore, Gluck50, and Federico Vavassori.

Exhibition:Ricardo Paratore: Cucumber slices, The juice runs, Drawing spider legs
 April 13–May 25, 2018
Gluck 50, Via Cristoforo Gluck, Milan, Italy

Kyle Thompson, Greenhouse (2017). Courtesy of AA29 Project Room.

Exhibition:Kyle Thompson: Open Stage
 April 10–May 25, 2018
AA29 Project Room, Piazza Caiazzo 3, Milan, Italy

Alighiero Boetti, Grigio Doncaster 511 32 11 (1967). Courtesy of DEP ART.

 February 27–May 26, 2018
DEP ART, Via Comelico 40, Milan, Italy

“Andreas Bowers: disrupting and resisting.” Courtesy of kaufmann repetto.

Exhibition:Andrea Bowers: disrupting and resisting
 Opening April 11, 2018
kaufmann repetto, Via di Porta Tenaglia 7, Milan, Italy

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