There’s so much going on during Milan Art Week it might be hard to know where to go first. To help get you started, we’ve made you a list of our top 12 shows, collaborations, and exhibitions you’ll want to make sure to see.
Salone del Mobile
This year marks the 57th iteration of Salone del Mobile in Milan. More than 2,000 exhibitors
will come together to present new products, projects, and solutions for living today. Visitors
will notice an investigation into the future of design, specifically looking at technology,
flexibility, and sustainability.
The 23rd edition of miart includes 186 participating galleries from 19 countries. A total of 62
leading galleries are showing for the first time, including Andersen’s Contemporary, Thomas
Dane Gallery, Dvir Gallery, Gagosian, Kalfayan Galleries, Peter Kilchmann, Almine Rech,
Rodeo, and Amanda Wilkinson.
This is the second edition of NOMAD Monaco, taking place at the former villa of Karl
Lagerfeld, Villa La Vigie. The gorgeous site provides a unique setting for the invitation-only,
traveling showcase for collectible design and contemporary art. NOMAD was founded by
Giorgio Pace and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte.
Sol Lewitt at Fondazione Carriero
“Between the Lines” is curated by Francesco Stocchi and Rem Koolhaas and organized with the
Estate of Sol LeWitt. The exhibition offers a new perspective on the artist’s practice, process, and
methods of investigation. On view are seven Wall Drawings, 15 sculptures, and more.
Torbjørn Rødland at Fondazione Prada
“Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You” is conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira
Gad for Serpentine Galleries in London and organized in collaboration with Fondazione Prada.
It brings together a wide selection of photos and videos made by the Norwegian photographer.
Eva Kot’átková at Pirelli HangarBicocca
“The Dream Machine Is Asleep,” a solo show by Eva Kot’átková curated by Roberta Tenconi,
is conceived as a path of imagery and words, a labyrinthine and surreal world that invites us
to produce dreams and develop our imagination, highlighting individual fantasies and fears.
Andrea Bowers at Kaufman Repetto
Kaufmann Repetto is presenting work by the Los Angeles–based artist Andrea Bowers. Her
work merges art and activism, exploring issues of sexuality, gender, worker’s rights, and the
Occupy movement. Her practice involves video, drawing, and installation.
Max Mara: Lavaprisms
Max Mara and Safilo Group present “Lavaprisms,” the third collaboration between the
two companies and painter Kerstin Brätsch, a collection of limited-edition sunglasses. The
eyewear was created with the UNITED BROTHERS collective inspired by volcanoes as a
source of energy.
Cartier returns to Salone del Mobile to celebrate the legend of its iconic Santos watch, which
will come alive in the Arco della Pace at Piazza Sempione’s former customs booths. Cartier is
hosting events and social labs that showcase Cartier’s pioneering spirit.
Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades
For Milan Design Week, Louis Vuitton will present its ever-expanding, and always moving,
“Objets Nomades” collection. On view are travel-inspired objects by artists and designers
like Patricia Urquiola, Tokujin Yoshioka, Marcel Wanders, Atelier Oï, and India Mahdavi.
Marni La Vereda
Marni is hosting a colorful Vereda festival, bringing the sights and sensations of Colombian
artistic traditions to Milan. Las Veredas are clusters of houses that give rise to small, rural
Kengo Kuma and Valextra
Valextra debuts the latest transformation of the brand’s Via Manzoni boutique, designed by
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Through an aesthetic reinvention, their latest installation by
Kuma titled “The Forest” immerses customers and visitors in a magical, urban wonderland.