Must-See Art Guide: Milan
This week's guide features Kiki Smith, Olivier Mosset, Stephan Balkenhol, and more.
Milan and its art scene is really coming into its own. Now the proud home of the Fondazione Prada, it has firmly established itself among Italy’s great cities as a destination for fans of contemporary art—and rival its own fashion week so it doesn’t hog all the headlines. To that end, let’s take a survey what’s currently on in its galleries and museums at the moment.
Head over to Monica De Cardenas for a solo show of Stephan Balkenhol. The artist’s distinctive carved wooden sculptures are pretty unique in the contemporary landscape of sculpture, and are worth a detour. Then, be sure not to miss the inimitable Kiki Smith, whose current show at Galleria Raffaela Cortese features two parallel bodies of work: delicate drawings and assertive bronze sculptures, both of women. “They are drawings of heads talking and seeing and receiving and hearing and transmitting and wondering in the world,” Smith has explained. For a completely different vibe, the current exhibition of Swiss artist Olivier Mosset at Massimo De Carlo focuses on a particular kind of large-scale abstraction, most notably through monumental monochrome paintings in a pretty soothing palette. Lastly, the group show “Dialoghi” at Studio Gariboldi does an interesting job of pairing paintings with sculptures in clever formal and conceptual dialogues, and includes a range of artists such as Mary Bauermeister, Antonio Calderara, and César.
Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and buon viaggio.
Exhibition: “Kiki Smith: Quest”
When:November 30, 2017–March 2, 2018
Where: Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Via Stradella 4, Milan, Italy
When:January 23–March 30, 2018
Where: Studio Gariboldi, Via Giovanni Ventura 5, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Olivier Mosset”
When:January 23–March 10, 2018
Where: Massimo De Carlo, Via Giovanni Ventura 5, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Carlo Ciussi”
When:February 7–April 4, 2018
Where: A arte Invernizzi, Via D. Scarlatti 12, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Stephan Balkenhol”
When:November 30, 2017–March 10, 2018
Where: Monica De Cardenas, Via Francesco Viganò 4, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Fred Sandback”
When: February 22–July 6, 2018
Where: Cardi Gallery, Corso Di Porta Nuova 38, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “UNO+UNO | Ieva Petersone + Dimitri Agnello”
When:February 27–April 7, 2018
Where: M77 Gallery, Via Mecenate 77, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918–1943”
When:February 18–June 25, 2018
Where: Fondazione Prada, Largo Isarco 2, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Paola Margherita: Percorsi”
When: February 15–March 3, 2018
Where: Galleria Rubin, Via Santa Marta 10, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Regina José Galindo: SOS”
When:January 23–March 31, 2018
Where: Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Via Giovanni Ventura 6, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Towards the altar of a god unknown: Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli”
When:February 9–March 16, 2018
Where: Federica Schiavo Gallery, Via Barozzi 6, Milan, Italy
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