Must-See Art Guide: Milan

Milan, capital of fashion, is also a contemporary art hotspot.

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Anish Kapoor, Flower. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
Louise Lawler, Chandelier (traced and painted), Second (2001–2007/2013–2014). Courtesy of Studio Guenzani.
Agostino Bonalumi, Bianco (1988). Courtesy of Jerome Zodo Contemporary.
Tamara Ferioli, Heimaey (installation shot) (2014). Courtesy of Officine Dell’Immagine.
Guglielmo Spotorno, Tsunami (2013) from the "Città Umanizzate" series. Courtesy of Irma Bianchi Comunicazione.
Nico Colón, High Tide 7 (2014). Courtesy of Brand New Gallery.
Martin Basher, Untitled (2014). Courtesy of Brand New Gallery.
Edgar Orlaineta, With the eye in the hand / with the hand in the eye, after Alvin Lustig’s “Incantation”. Courtesy of FL Gallery.
Alberto Biasi, Installation View. Courtesy of MAAB Gallery.
Mathilde Rosier. Courtesy of Galleria Raffaella Cortese.
Courtesy of Galleria Giuseppe Pero.
Olga Cafiero, Capitolo II. Courtesy of POMO Galerie.

Milan, capital of Lombardy and prominently featured in Vittorio de Sica’s and Luchino Visconti’s movies, is the second-most populous city in Italy, after Rome. Known as the financial center of the country, Milan also hosts a wide range of cultural and international events, such as Fashion Week and the Universal Exposition, taking place in 2015. Art lovers can appreciate the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, while soccer fans can follow the games of its two major teams. In addition, the city plays host to a number of local art events. Check out works by some of the most well-known Italian artists at Jerome Zodo Contemporary, including Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, and Lucio Fontana, among others. If you like kinetic art, you have the opportunity to see Alberto Biasi at the MAAB Gallery. Starting today is a group show at the Galleria Giuseppe Pero exploring themes of fear, and urging us to act through artworks by Marina Abramović, Andres Serrano, and Nan Goldin. If you’re keen on discovering new artists, visit the Brand New Gallery to see pieces by Mexico City-based Nico Colón, or monochrome paintings by Martin Basher and Henry Codax.

Ending soon, don’t miss the group exhibition at Lisson Gallery, and enjoy sculptures, drawings, and installations by Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren, and Ai Weiwei. Considered part of the Pictures Generation, Louise Lawler presents her latest works at the Studio Guenzani, and continues her research on how the work of art functions in its environment.

Don’t hesitate to visit Milan, city of surprises! And as Giuseppe Verdi once said, “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”

Exhibition: Genius Loci – Spirit of Place

When: June 7–November 23, 2014

Where: Lisson Gallery, Via Zenale 3, Milan


Exhibition: Louise Lawler No Drones

When: September 25–November 20, 2014

Where: Studio Guenzani, Via Eustachi 10, Milan


Exhibition: Cinetica Monocroma Spaziale Astratta

When: September 25–November 21, 2014

Where: Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Via Lambro 7, Milan


Exhibition: Tamara Ferioli | Heimaey

When: October 16–November 22, 2014

Where: Office Dell’Immagine, Via Atto Vannucci 13, Milan


Exhibition: Guglielmo Spotorno. In-between Surreal and Real. Works from the 1970s on

When: November 20–December 7, 2014

Where: Fondazione Stelline, Corso Magenta, 61, Milan


Exhibition: Nico Colón: High Tide” and “Martin Basher, Henry Codax

When: November 20–December 23, 2014

Where: Brand New Gallery, Via Farini 32, Milan


Exhibition: Edgar Orlaineta Solo Show

When: November 20, 2014–January 16, 2015

Where: FL Gallery, Via Circo 1, Milan


Exhibition: Alberto Biasi – Exordiri / le Trame

When: November 20, 2014–January 20, 2015

Where: MAAB Gallery, Via Nerino 3, Milan


Exhibition: Mathilde Rosier

When: November 20, 2014–February 14, 2015

Where: Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Via Stradella, Milan


Exhibition: This is the way, step inside!

When: November 20, 2014–February 27, 2015

Where: Galleria Giuseppe Pero, Via Porro Lambertenghi 3T, Milan


Exhibition: Cabinet of Curiosities

When: November 21–December 12, 2014

Where: POMO Galerie, Via Giuseppe Sirtori 6, Milan

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