Editor’s Desk
The Generations Issue

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January 31, 2017 Editor's desk No Comments

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 curate the Generations section together with Nicola Lees, Director and Curator at 80WSE Gallery, New York University, New York, about their vision for the coming edition. This occasion was also fruitful for a brief leap in the past edition of miart, when Generations was called THENnow and it was aimed to put into dialogue historicized artists with emergent ones. Therefore, we asked to some of the then participating artists and gallerists to share their opinions about their experience: both the artists (Haris Epaminonda, Nick Mauss and Luca Monterastelli) and the gallerists (Emanuela Campoli of Campoli Presti, London/Paris; Marta Fontolan of Gavin Brown, New York/Rome; Alessandro Pasotti of P240, Bologna; Patrice Cotensin of Galerie Lelong, Paris/New York; and Chiara Rusconi of Apalazzo, Brescia) were absolutely enthusiastic!

For the same column, we have also spoken with the curators who, in the past editions of miart, served as jurors for the “Giampiero Cantoni” Acquisition Fund. Here, Francesco Stocchi (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam), Allegra Pesenti (Associate Director and Senior Curator of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at Hammer museum, Los Angeles) and Martin Germann (Senior Curator at S.M.A.K., Ghent) discuss about the adventure of building a collection with the aim of making the present for the future generations. That commitment is confirmed by the words of President at Fondazione Fiera Milano Giovanni Gorno Tempini.

Collectors Thea & Ethan Wagner, and Massimo Antichi, tell us about the beginnings of their collections and give us a hint in understanding their slippery, time-based criteria to collect art in our Perspectives column.

Featured in the Vaults of Milan column, “Making Memory” is an invitation by the writer Clara Mazzoleni to wander through Milan by following the many art projects which have permeated the archaeological past of the city with contemporary art.

Finally, we have invited London-based artist Allison Katz to contribute to the Gestures column with an amazing, downloadable wallpaper.

Keep cool but care,

Alessandro Rabottini, Artistic Director, miart
Nicola Ricciardi, Editor-in-chief, Carnet de miart
Bianca Stoppani, Editor, Carnet de miart