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Dating back to the late ‘40s, a small Italian company set on the torrent Erno started to produce raincoats. Success came soon after, and in the ‘80s Herno was one of the first Italian clothes brands opening to the Japan market. The company, founded by Giuseppe Marenzi with the support of his wife Alessandra Diana, …

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Since the purpose of this second issue of Carnet de miart was to give a lively overview of modern Italian art, we decided to travel overseas to explore what the current reception of this unique century and its cultural production in the United States has been so far. First of all, let us begin with …

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In the 2015 preface to his very well-known book Milan Since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity, John Foot draws a parallel between the innovations brought in Milan by EXPO 2015 and what happened in the 1950s and 60s when the city became the centre of culture and innovation after the World Wars. Whilst describing the …

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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 Welcome Welcome! After the positive experience of last year, miart is happy to present a brand new edition of Carnet de miart, the official online magazine of Milan’s International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair: your source for all the themes and topics of the event in the six months prior to the opening. This is our third …

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Wandering through the streets of Milan is like taking a surprising, yet intimate, journey through time: in the space of a few steps one can go from the iconic Modernity of the ‘30s and the ‘50s to the ever-changing landscape of projects and people that engage with contemporary fields of creativity. Of this unique blend …

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Since the beginning, miart has set a system of strong partnerships, which provide the participants at the fair with focused prizes and acquisitions funds. Besides the engagement of the very same Fiera Milano organization, which acquires works of art with a 100,000 EUR budget and to which we will dedicate an insight on another occasion, …

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This year, the advertising campaign of miart comes with a blast of (new) energy. Titled the “Art of Gestures,” the campaign takes its inspiration from the vocabulary and movements of rhythmic gymnastics. As a way to interpret the central concerns for miart 2017, the fair’s visual identity has been conceived to focus on the relationship …

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One of the most important new entries in this year’s team of miart is the Advisory Committee for the Emergent section. Four among the most cutting-edge, yet established gallerists are going to suggest, in a trust chain-relationship, the most promising young galleries in the world. Indeed, the shift from having a single curator of the …

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We have appropriated the title of one of the most famous books by Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, to introduce three stories of likewise Italian women who sustain contemporary art in Italy and abroad. Sharing the same drive and responsibility towards the public, who is their privileged spokesman, we have invited Valeria Napoleone …

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