miart opens through April 2nd at fieramilanocity

Milan, March 30, 2017 – "Modern and contemporary art are universally recognized as a major driving force and Fiera Milano is pleased to be able to present an event of such significance to Italy and internationally. miart is an increasingly popular recurrence and is expanding the number of galleries - both domestic and international – it hosts. We also hope the event will draw more visitors, more culture and more fuori salone (offsite) activities. In a way, it epitomizes what Fiera Milano – in its many forms – is and can be for Milan and the surrounding area", declared Giovanni Gorno Tempini, chairman of Fondazione Fiera Milano, at the preview press conference for the international modern and contemporary art fair that will open its doors tomorrow in pavilion 3 at fieramilanocity.

“Over the next few days, in addition to miart, Milan’s fair district will host BIT (the International Travel Exhibition) and the Salone del Mobile, Milan’s design fair”, continued Gorno Tempini, emphasizing how culture, tourism and design are not just niche sectors of the Milan fair but are also attractions of global appeal for the city.
The 22nd edition of miart, and the first under the direction of Alessandro Rabottini, is the result of quality management of the show, begun five years ago and ongoing since then. There are 174 galleries participating this year (13% more than in 2016), of these 70 are international (40% of the total) with a strong presence of galleries from the United States and Great Britain. 
miart is also a motivating force behind the creation of events and initiatives locally in the city of Milan. Art and culture from every era intersect in this historically-rich metropolis and are still eager to tell their stories.
The show moves beyond the walls of the fairgrounds and, with Artweek (thanks to backing from the Municipality of Milan), spills out into the city. The result is a calendar filled with fascinating events and openings, all for the benefit of the community of Milan and the broader, international community.
For all the fans of modern art, this event makes Milan an even more desirable destination, in other words, the “place to be”.  At the same time, it allows the citizens of Milan to cultivate an even greater awareness of the art that is all around them”.
Chairman Gorno Tempini confirmed the commitment of Fondazione Fiera Milano in support of miart 2017 by allocating 100,000 Euros from the “Giampiero Cantoni” Acquisition Fund, and he thanked the three members of the international jury who will sit alongside him in the selection of the works to be purchased; they are: Martin Clark, director of the Kunsthalle, Bergen; Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, London; and Letizia Ragaglia, director of Museion, Bolzano.