La première édition du Milan Image Art Fair se tiendra cette année à Milan en Italie du 13 au 15 mai 2011. Ce festival dédié à la photographie et à la vidéo est le premier du genre en Italie. 200 exposants sont attendus ; des artistes, des galeries, des laboratoires photographiques, des maisons d'éditions... Le tout sur une surface de 8000 mètres carrés.
Des tables rondes ainsi que des ateliers sont aussi prévus tout au long du week end.
Milan Image Art Fair is pleased to announce its 1st edition of a photography and video art fair in Italy at the creative multi-location Superstudio Più in Milan from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2011.
MIA Fair is the first art fair in Italy devoted exclusively to the world of photography and video art. Conceived from an idea put forth by Fabio Castelli, art collector and photography curator of numerous group and solo shows, this fair will house 200 exhibitors, among art galleries, artists, photo labs, publishing houses, foundations, archives and highly qualified specialized schools, in an overall extension of 8,000 square meters (86,000 square feet) space.
© Diamonds Land, Credit Art, 2010.
MIA Fair distinguishes itself from any traditional Italian art fair in its distinctive and creative approach. MIA Fair is in fact a large exhibition comprised of solo-shows of Italian and international fine art photographers and video artists. Each exhibitor will present the works of one artist offering the viewer a comprehensive and engaging journey in the project research of each photographer. This choice is based on the awareness of the increasingly decisive and transverse role that photography has achieved among the forms of contemporary art expression.
Standing out among the range of the other categories presented at MIA Fair are the photo laboratories, whose presence highlights the birth of a new partnership with the artists.
© Nino Migliori, Il tuffatore, 1951.
MIA Fair plans to become a catalyst and an indispensable event where all the players and actors - artists/photographers, curators, art dealers, collectors, publishers, critics and the press - in the world of photography can meet, discuss and exchange ideas. Still MIA Fair is not for professionals only but also for art enthusiasts and fans of photography and video.
MIA Fair also extends its innovative vision to the catalogue of the exhibition, no longer the typical summary volume with listings of the artists and the exhibitors. Each exhibitor will offer a brochure, published by MIA, with images and an essay on the artist on view. In this way, the visitors will be able to assemble a personalized self-made book that will expand over the course of the fair visit by collecting brochures of their favorite artists.
© Mario De Biasi, Gli italiani si voltano, Milano, 1954.
The high quality of the fair is guaranteed by a careful selection of the exhibitors carried out by a scientific committee chaired by the creator Fabio Castelli and comprised of Gigliola Foschi, curator and journalist; Elio Grazioli, contemporary art critic and curator; Roberto Mutti, curator and photography critic; Enrica Viganò,curator, critic, photography event organizer and founder of 3/3 studio which focuses on the development of photographic projects and publications.
A program of workshops and round tables involving a panel of experts will be offered. Topics will range from the history of imaging to the art-collectors market system and will also feature expositive and curatorial experiences. Notable lectures will be given by the great masters of contemporary photography.
© Maria Magdalena Campos Pons, Conversation, 1997/2002.