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MiArt 2008:the success of International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair in Milan

MiArt’s mission is to promote progressive gallery operators involved in the production of exhibitions and catalogs whose activities work in synergy with those of the artists they represent and who complement their business – the driving force of the art industry – with extensive activities of a cultural nature. Following the public success, gallery participation, […]

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MiArt’s mission is to promote progressive gallery operators involved in the production of exhibitions and catalogs whose activities work in synergy with those of the artists they represent and who complement their business – the driving force of the art industry – with extensive activities of a cultural nature.

Following the public success, gallery participation, and sales figures of MiArt 2007, Milan was focusing on the thirteenth MiArt:Art Now, from 4th to 7th of April, 2008.

This unique event has turned Milan into a prestigious showcase for art and a point of reference for collectors, gallery operators, artists and curators. About 235 exhibitors, more then 35.000 visitors and over 12 thousand square meters of exhibition area .

Photogalery by Kei Nagayoshi
email: kei.nagayoshi@hotmail.it

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This exposition was reasserting its role as the only trade show in Italy able to offer a complete panorama of the art world through its 3 separate sections. Together, Modern, Contemporary, and Anteprima took in Italian and international art from the historic avant-garde to the most recent experimental works, attracting collectors with different interests and backgrounds.

We could see different artworks (paintings, sculptures, photography video and performing art) from modern classic art to contemporary art and anteprima, between which there were artworks from Dorazio, Ceroli, Rotella, Basquiat, Chagall, Balla, Andy Warhol, Lucio Fontana, Enzo Guaricci, Castellani, Yumu Karasumaru, David Raimondo, Sergio Lombardo, Aejandro Quincoces and many others.

During the exposition of Miart, the the prestigious conferences have been included. One of them is “Cina Intra/Extra Ovest,” which was the first event to establish a relationship of dialogue and exchange with China.

This year, the focus of Miart was on Latin America, a group of countries in perennial transformation in which the exigencies of art are defining a political and cultural identity.

First time under the umbrella title “fuoriMiArt-(con)temporary art” an unmissable program that presented the most exciting events in the whole city.

Also, The Miraggi project has grown from the desire of the Milan authority for urban design and parks to restore to its citizens a sense of Milan as a city that experiences art as a necessity, a right, a pleasure: A part of the whole.

For the end, the conclusion could be that Milan and MiArt have won again, that confirm the big interest of qualified public and the positive results of sales.

 

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