Must-See Art Guide: Milan
This week's guide features Chantal Joffe, Osvaldo Licini, Viviane Sassen, and more.
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”
When: September 20–November 12, 2017
Where: Galleria Carla Sozzani, Corso Como 10, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Chantal Joffe”
When: September 28–November 25, 2017
Where: Monica De Cardenas, Via Francesco Viganò 4, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Osvaldo Licini: I Segni dell’Angelo”
When: September 25–November 30, 2017
Where: Galleria Tega, Via Senato 20, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Sol LeWitt: Between the lines”
When: From November, 2017
Where: Fondazione Carriero, via Cino del Duca 4, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Alessandro Mendini: Pluralità”
When: November 16, 2017–January 20, 2018
Where: Studio Guastalla Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Via Senato 24, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Lesley Foxcroft: New Works in M.D.F. and Rubber”
When: September 21–November 9, 2017
Where: A arte Invernizzi, Via D. Scarlatti 12, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Margherita Raso: Piercing”
When: September 30–December 3, 2017
Where: Fanta Spazio, Via Merano 21, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Ishmael Randall Weeks: Extractions”
When: September 28–November 15, 2017
Where: Federica Schiavo Gallery, Via Michele Barozzi 6, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Jamie Isenstein: Spectacle”
When: September 15–November 17, 2017
Where: GLUCK50, Via Cristoforo Gluck 50, Milan, Italy
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