Must-See Art Guide: Milan
This week's guide features Alighiero Boetti, Nate Lowman, Andreas Bowers, and more.
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”
When: March 20–April 14, 2018
Where: Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Via Savona 61, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Bill Hayden and Greg Parma Smith: Legend of Festival and Enclosure”
When: March 16–April 15, 2018
Where: Federico Vavassori, Via Giorgio Giulini, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Jonathan Monk: Two Dozen Eggs and a Thumbprint – After PM”
When: March 26–May 5, 2018
Where: Loom Gallery, Via Marsala, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Lupo Borgonovo: Alexandra”
When: March 14–May 5, 2018
Where: Monica De Cardenas, Via Francesco Viganò 4, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Nate Lowman: Elliptical Gun Machine”
When: April 5–May 12, 2018
Where: Massimo De Carlo, Via Giovanni Ventura 5, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Ricardo Paratore: Cucumber slices, The juice runs, Drawing spider legs”
When: April 13–May 25, 2018
Where: Gluck 50, Via Cristoforo Gluck, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Kyle Thompson: Open Stage”
When: April 10–May 25, 2018
Where: AA29 Project Room, Piazza Caiazzo 3, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “ALIGHIERO BOETTI. THE FANTASTIC WORLD”
When: February 27–May 26, 2018
Where: DEP ART, Via Comelico 40, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Andrea Bowers: disrupting and resisting”
When: Opening April 11, 2018
Where: kaufmann repetto, Via di Porta Tenaglia 7, Milan, Italy
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