Must-See Art Guide: Milan

This week's guide features Chantal Joffe, Osvaldo Licini, Viviane Sassen, and more.

Viviane Sassen. Courtesy of Carla Sozzani.

The proliferation of international art fairs continue, and this week brings us Turin’s Artissima. Billed as Italy’s most important art fair, the annual event gathers over 200 galleries in the glamorous glass pavilion previously built for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. If you’ve already traveled to Turin for the fair, you might want to take the two-hour drive to neighboring Milan—it just so happens to be currently full of excellent gallery exhibitions.

Be sure to visit Monica De Cardenas for a selection of work of the indefatigable Chantal Joffe. The popular painter continues her signature practice of loosely gestural portraiture, and the show notably includes some of her lesser-known pastel pieces (debatably some of her strongest work to date!). Your next stop should be Galleria Tega for the achingly lovely work of Osvaldo Licini, one of the century’s most significant and underrated Italian artists. The gallery boasts over 40 works, many never before or rarely exhibited to the public, making it an especially unmissable occasion. Then, the solo show of fashion and fine art photographer Viviane Sassen at Galleria Carla Sozanni is inventive, colorful, and punchy, and should definitely be on your radar.

Find our full list of picks below, and buona giornata.


Exhibition:Viviane Sassen: SHE
September 20–November 12, 2017
Galleria Carla Sozzani, Corso Como 10, Milan, Italy

Chantal Joffe, Moll with Spot and Stripe (2015). Courtesy of Monica De Cardenas.

Exhibition:Chantal Joffe
September 28–November 25, 2017
Monica De Cardenas, Via Francesco Viganò 4, Milan, Italy

Osvaldo Licini, Olandese Volante (Blu) (1945). Courtesy of Galleria Tega.

Exhibition:Osvaldo Licini: I Segni dell’Angelo
September 25–November 30, 2017
Galleria Tega, Via Senato 20, Milan, Italy

Enoc Perez, Casa Paolo, PR (2016). Courtesy of Brand New Gallery.

Exhibition:Enoc Perez: Casitas
September 21–November 18, 2017
Brand New Gallery, Via Farini 32, Milan, Italy

Sol LeWitt. Courtesy of the Fondazione Carriero.

Exhibition:Sol LeWitt: Between the lines
From November, 2017
Fondazione Carriero, via Cino del Duca 4, Milan, Italy

Alessandro Mendini. Courtesy of Studio Guastalla Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.

Exhibition:Alessandro Mendini: Pluralità
November 16, 2017–January 20, 2018
Studio Guastalla Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Via Senato 24, Milan, Italy

Domenico Puligo, Madonna and Child. Courtesy of Carlo Orsi.

Carlo Orsi, Via Bagutta 14, Milan, Italy

Lesley Foxcroft, installation view. Courtesy of A arte Invernizzi.

Exhibition:Lesley Foxcroft: New Works in M.D.F. and Rubber
September 21–November 9, 2017
A arte Invernizzi, Via D. Scarlatti 12, Milan, Italy

Margherita Raso, installation view. Courtesy of Fanta Spazio.

Exhibition:Margherita Raso: Piercing
September 30–December 3, 2017
Fanta Spazio, Via Merano 21, Milan, Italy

Ishmael Randall Weeks, Metalized Memory (2017). Courtesy of Federica Schiavo Gallery.

Exhibition:Ishmael Randall Weeks: Extractions
September 28–November 15, 2017
Federica Schiavo Gallery, Via Michele Barozzi 6, Milan, Italy

Jamie Isenstein, Wheels on Wheels! (2017). Courtesy of GLUCK50.

Exhibition:Jamie Isenstein: Spectacle
September 15–November 17, 2017
GLUCK50, Via Cristoforo Gluck 50, Milan, Italy

John Armleder, installation view. Courtesy of Massimo De Carlo | Via Giovanni Ventura.

Exhibition:Better, Quasi: John Armleder
September 19–December 16, 2017
Massimo De Carlo | Via Giovanni Ventura


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