articles: Small is beautiful
MiArt 2012 - Milan's biggest art fairDomenico Olivero (translated by Savina Carluccio)
Compared to the last edition I saw two years ago, I think it is improving.
The reduction to 92 galleries and the fact that the exhibition was on one floor were a nice touch that made the event more cool and pleasant to visit.
The rooms were spacious and well proportioned; the general idea of mixing the contemporary with the modern holds up well, the overall selection of the works was of good quality.
The fair is confirming its commercial character, particularly appealing because enriched not only by a landslide of "artistic works" for sale, but also by many small interesting discoveries with regard to solo or two-artist exhibitions, which are definitely an interesting and valid proposition.
This way value and meaning are added to simply going to a fair.
Valuable support to the fair was given by Iulm’s initiative to bring new fresh and young galleries, among the most interesting things.
The exhibition “Segni e (non)sogni” ("Signs and (not) dreams") proposed by Giorgio Verzotti as a side event is not very satisfactory due to its aim to propose itself as global which makes it a bit pointless.
On the negative side the signage of the galleries certainly not very clear, which often caused, if you were not careful, to confuse the stands.
Here you have some photos taken during the visit.
Domenico Olivero (translated by Savina Carluccio) - April 17, 2012
[This article originally appeared in Italian: Piccolo è bello]