The latest edition of miart – modern and contemporary art fair in Milan opened Thursday April 12th. In the last years, under the guide of Alessandro Rabottini and the precious work of his team, miart has become a benchmark for collectors, curators, museum directors and art lovers in Europe.

This year the fair counts 184 galleries, many of which are hosted in special sections curated by a team of international curators, likes Oda Albera, Alberto Salvadori and Fatos Üstek. For the days of the fair a great number of events are also planned both inside the pavilion and around the city. One of the most important events to know from the Milan ArtWeek program is the extraordinary opening of non-profit spaces scheduled for Saturday evening.

The complete program of events can be found on the miart website. In order not to get lost between openings, performances and special events, below you’ll find a short list of “the one you can’t miss” – and also some advice on where to take a breath during this contemporary art marathon.


Friday 13 April
Opening Triennale Design Museum XI Edition
h. 7 pm at La Triennale di Milano (Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6)

Not to be missed is the opening of the new edition of The Triennale Design Museum. This year the museum is about the history and stories of the Italian design, told through 180 iconic twentieth century objects, with a reflection about the contemporary design scene.

Afterwards I suggest you to go to Bar Basso (in this bar the most famous milanese cocktail Negroni Sbagliato was invented) for a drink between artists and gallerists. 

 Bar Basso

Bar Basso

Saturday 14 April
Art Night non-profit spaces
h. 8 pm – midnight
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Videoscreening and Sleep Concert at Standards (via Angiolo Maffucci, 26)

At this time of the year, there are loads of interesting events organised by the non-profit spaces, which as of late have been booming in town. Among these, I suggest you not to miss the Videoscreening E Sleep Concert at Standards curated by Gaia Martino and Roberta Pagani – in collaboration with Archive Books, Frequente and S/V/N/.

After that I recommend you to grab a table at at Latteria Maffucci, one of the most historical taverns in town located close by. They don’t even have a menu, just trust the chef!

 Latteria Maffucci

Latteria Maffucci

Sunday 15 April
Trip out of town
Continuum at Rocca di Angera - Isole Borromee (via Rocca Castello 2, Angera)

Continuum is the show that inaugurates the new exhibition space at Rocca di Angera, a place dedicated to contemporary creativity. The exhibition, curated by Antonio Grulli in collaboration with the Galleria Massimo Minini of Brescia, presents the works of some great contemporary artists in dialogue with the historical ambiences of the Rocca and the majestic landscape that surrounds it.

Not to be missed is the boat ride on Maggiore Lake, maybe with a stop at Isola Bella and Isola Madre to take a look at their beautiful botanical gardens.

 Lago Maggiore

Lago Maggiore