press release

Opening: 3 April, 6:00pm (invitation only)

The thirteenth annual Milan Art Fair, MiArt, takes place at the Fieramilanocity, in pavilion 1, 2 and 4, April 4-7 2008.

The press conference took place in an extraordinary place in Milan, the Fondazione Pomodoro.

Miart announces great innovations. The last edition counted 37.853 visitors, 235 exhibitors, and an expositive surface area that measured more than 12.000 square metres.

Now, the International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, bets on internationalization, looking constantly at the evolutions in art scene, at younger artists and at the many fields explored by arts.

MiArt 08 is Art Now! A slogan that highlights how lively and dynamic the art scene is, characterised by quick changes. MiArt, then, confirms to be a careful observatory, sensible to every kind of innovation and development.

The visiting country of the year is Latin America; a group of countries in constant evolution, where art instances are seriously contributing in the creation of a politic and cultural identity. Before it was China (2006) and Holland (2007). Omar-Pascual Castillo is the author of the project that will involve a great number of prestigious galleries and of artists that clearly represent the contamination of languages and culture among Native American, European and African traditions. A melting pot that is a strong feature of local art production.

The Anteprima area is a section reserved for works considered experimental. This last space is exclusively open to artists under 35, an ode to the work of young artists dedicated to all those galleries that propose the most progressive art work being produced today. In this area, there are also the projects of Omar-Pascual Castillo and of Milovan Farronato.

Bourgeois Plaisir, on the initiative by Farronato, presents an heterogenic selection of galleries, that share the will of merging action and analysis: promotional actions, defence of the artists and awareness of cultural choices.

MiArt: Art Now! The restyling of coordinate image committed to Pierluigi Cerri attests the development policy that Fiera Milano International pursues.

Fuori MiArt: It goes on with the coordination of many privates and public enterprises, created for the fair: in this edition Fuori MiArt wants to consolidate the link between the fair and the city that hosts it: Milan. Many events will start a new itinerary between Museums, Foundations and Art Guilds extending the kermesse over its limits and creating a network in the city.

MiArt promises a rich and high quality programme a real "full immersion" in art.

MiArt 2008: 4 -7 April 2008 Opening: 3 April, 6:00pm (invitation only) Fieramilanocity, Milan, pav. 1-2-4 Organizer - Fiera Milano International Via Varesina, 76 - 20156 Milan, Italy Tel. + 39 02 485501 / Fax +39 0248550420 e-mail miart@fmi.it http://www.miart.it

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MiArt 08: Art Now!