4. Cover for Vaults of Milan_Cabinet (working title) by Fabrizio Ballabio

A striking and, perhaps, characteristic feature of Milan’s post-war reconstruction was the extent to which design would permeate the most disparate forms of cultural production. In architecture, evidence of this is to be found in the achievements of Angelo Mangiarotti, Gio Ponti or Luigi Caccia Dominioni, whose buildings have sprung from the rubbles of Milan’s …

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5. Cover for Gestures by Formafantasma

For every issue, Carnet de miart presents a newly commissioned, image-based contributions by artists, representing their interpretation of the topics discussed in the magazine. All images will be downloadable to be potentially used as desktop wallpaper: an ironic means of further investigating the meaning of installing the work of an artist in a private space—as …

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Welcome to the first issue of Carnet de miart in 2017! This issue is dedicated to the Generations section, which has the aim of stimulating a chronologically transversal dialogue between artists who belong to different generations. For the All-Around miart column, we have talked to Los Angeles-based Independent Curator and Writer Douglas Fogle, who will …

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The Generations section at miart spatially inhabits the core of the fair, as the privileged conjuncture of modern and contemporary art. Here, the effort in conceptualising a generation and its legacy becomes productive: meaning is generated by the juxtaposition of artists belonging to different decades, no matter if they are attributed a status of emergent …

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Radical Writings, Exercitium 9-8-94, 1994

Building a collection is somehow akin to an adventure of making the present for the future generations to come and, to this end, miart’s “Giampiero Cantoni” Acquisition Fund occupies the front line position. Indeed, last year’s acquisitions of works by artists Michael Krebber (b.1954, Cologne, Germany), Nick Mauss (b. 1980, New York, USA) and Irma …

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On this occasion, we have set down with collectors Thea & Ethan Wagner, and Massimo Antichi, with the aim to understand when they started the adventure of collecting art as well as to grasp their slippery, time-based criteria to collect art. Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner have been collecting contemporary art for three decades …

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Last autumn I read a book called The Fiction of Autobiography: Reading and Writing Identity, by Micaela Maftei. In this beautiful essay about memory and the self, Maftei talks briefly about the work of the neurologist and writer Israel Rosenfield. According to him, memory is something the brain can create, rather than something the brain …

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For every issue, Carnet de miart presents a newly commissioned, image-based contributions by artists, representing their interpretation of the topics discussed in the magazine. All images will be downloadable to be potentially used as desktop wallpaper: an ironic means of further investigating the meaning of installing the work of an artist in a private space—as …

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Welcome on board of the second issue of the new edition of Carnet de miart – the last one for this dense 2016. Our goal was to use this issue to offer a lively overview of modern Italian art. Yet, with the memories of the year gone by fading slowly, and the holidays approaching quickly, …

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The contingency of the present time is by definition impossible to fully grasp. In fact, sometimes it gauges our attention with more unexpected events than the tools one seems having to articulate them, or than the predictions one could make. Multiple and conflicting reactions—a sudden joy or a prolonged despair, struggle and indifference—compose the immediacy …

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