A walk in time through decades of art, from the early twentieth century to 2010, a journey through eras, genres and generations of artists, consisting of dialogues, correspondences and cross-references between visual art and design, as one can find in a large museum. Decades and Generations, two of the curated sections that best characterize the identity of the fair, seamless with the latest editions, are once again at the center of miart 2021.
Conceived as a journey through 100 years of 20th century art and the first 10 years of the 21st century, this year, Decades, curated by Alberto Salvadori, will be entirely focused on Italy, giving centrality to the country artistic production and enhancing underrepresented or little-known practices, besides internationally renowned experiences. 10 galleries take part in this section, each with a project that represents a particular decade through solo shows or thematic focuses.
The journey will start in the 1910s with the stand by Bottegantica (Milan) dedicated to Umberto Boccioni and will continue in the 1920s with a focus by Russo (Rome) on Mario Sironi, who will also be the protagonist of a large retrospective at Milan’s Museo del Novecento, in September. The 1930s will be depicted through a lavish exhibition on Art Dèco curated by Ed Gallery (Piacenza), while Arturo Martini will be the protagonist of the 1940s in the Repetto Gallery (London) stand.
Ettore Colla's work will be the epitome of the 1950s for Menhir Arte Contemporanea (Milan) and the passionate trajectory of Bepi Romagnoni will be at the core of the stand by Galleria Ceribelli (Bergamo) representing the 1960s. The 1970s will center on Titina Maselli's Parisian period with Eduardo Secci (Florence - Milan), while the 1980s will be represented by Gabriele Basilico and his Bord de Mer project, featured in the booth of Studio Guenzani (Milan). The journey in time will end with a focus on Ugo La Pietra curated by Studio Dabbeni (Lugano) for the 1990s and with a series of works from the 2000s by Lara Favaretto, presented by Franco Noero (Turin), who returns as a protagonist at miart after a prolonged absence.
The Generations section continues this retrospective into the history and legacy of modern and contemporary art through a series of intergenerational dialogues. Particularly significant is the combination of two ideal players such as Gio Ponti (1891-1979) and Martino Gamper, presented by Nilufar (Milan), who will bring to the fair a selection of works that encompass past and future such as, for example, the console imagined by Gamper to reinterpret the historic furniture of Ponti for the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento. Or the encounter between the works of two conceptual artists born almost thirty years (and many kilometers) apart, such as the American Mary Ellen Carroll (1961) and Jojo Gronostay (1988), a German artist with Ghanian roots - both proposed and represented by Galerie Hubert Winter (Vienna).
17 - 19 september 2021
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