|Milan Art Week celebrates many events dedicated to art showing a variety of artists, works that turn the attention to culture. Here an highlight overview on opening exhibitions and events from 3rd until 7th April, which captivated us for their unique visions.
Art has the power to transform even the most humble aspects of reality because artists look at it with care, and when as spectators we make this gesture of attention our own, then perhaps we become more aware spectators, and able to affect reality ourselves. – Alessandro Rabottini, the Artistic Director of miart 2019.
Commissioned by the Fondazione Prada, the large multimedia installation by Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin is the first result of a creative process and it often refers to the human body to provide process through which the two artists explore the concept of a “new” Promised Land and the instability of territorial appropriations. The exhibition is an immersive intervention in which visitors are free to move between buildings that simultaneously suggest action and containment, an active state of limbo. Sound and visual echoes of nature and everyday life are combined with distortions of familiar spaces such as amusement parks, farms and fortifications, expanding the narrative content of the film.
|Pirelli Hangar Bicocca
Remains Sheela Gowda from 4th April to 15th September “Remains” Curated by Lucia Aspesi, is the first major solo show of works by Sheela Gowda. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to discover more than twenty years of Gowda’s production, in addition to new works, the show includes a wide selection of site-specific installations and sculptures. The exhibition attempts to highlight both Gowda’s poetic and her political practices, grounded on a thoughtful and perceptive view of the world, accompanied by an awareness of the symbolic and communicative value of matter, objects and their remains.
Fondazione Nicolò Trussardi
A huge installation concived for the two toll booths of Porta Venezia. A Friend by the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama and curated by Massimiliano Gioni is created on the occasion of the Milan Art Week, coordinated by the City of Milan, and it will remain visible for the entire duration of the Design Week. On an urban scale, Mahama’s Juta installation tells the story of migration, globalization, the movement of goods and people across borders and nations. A temporary show capable of confronting the past and the present of Milan.