Past Exhibitions in Milan

2016

“Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989” by Herb Ritts

Herb Ritts

The exhibition Herb Ritts at Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia is the first retrospective in Milan of the late American fashion photographer Herb Ritts. Ritts (1952-2002) became famous for his black-and-white fashion and nude photographs of supermodels, best represented by his group photo of Stephanie Seymour, … [read more]

Fernand Khnopff, The Caress (1896)

Il Simbolismo

The exhibition Il Simbolismo at Palazzo Reale in Milan brings together Symbolist art by Italian and foreign artists. On display are more than 100 paintings, sculptures and graphics, on loan from major European museum and private collections. Symbolism is an art movement that started around … [read more]

WAR IS OVER at Forma Meravigli in Milan

WAR IS OVER!

The exhibition WAR IS OVER! at Forma Meravigli in Milan tells the story of Italy’s liberation during the second world war as seen by the photographers of the US Army Signal Corps and the Istituto Luce. Italy’s liberation lasted two years, from the Allied invasion … [read more]

Gianfilippo Usellini, La Nonna delle Case (1926)

Gallerie Milanesi tra le due Guerre

The exhibition Gallerie Milanesi tra le due Guerre at Fondazione Stelline rediscovers the artistic vitality of Milanese galleries between 1919 and 1939. During the interwar period galleries like Pesaro, Bardi and Scopinich were following up on the revolutionary experience of the Futurists and organised exhibitions … [read more]

Carsten Höller, Zöllner Stripes (2001)

Carsten Höller: Doubt

The exhibition Doubt at HangarBicocca in Milan displays more than twenty large-scale works by German artist Carsten Höller. Höller’s works search for new ways of inhabiting our world by directly engaging the viewer. They trigger different states of mind, like joy, confusion and doubt, opening … [read more]

John Baldessari, L’image volée (2016)

L’image Volée

The exhibition L’image Volée (The Stolen Image) at Fondazione Prada in Milan includes more than 90 works produced by over 60 artists, dating from 1820 to the present day. L’image Volée is curated by artist Thomas Demand, while the exhibition architecture is designed by sculptor … [read more]

Umberto Boccioni, Elasticity (1912)

Umberto Boccioni: Genio and Memoria

With the exhibition Genio and Memoria (Genius and Memory), Palazzo Reale in Milan celebrates Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), one of the main representatives of Futurism and undisputed star of the Italian Avant-garde. Boccioni’s brilliant manner of visually representing dynamics and his research on the relationship between … [read more]

David LaChapelle, Gas Shell (2012)

2050. A Brief History of the Future

The exhibition 2050: Breve Storia del Futuro (A Brief History of the Future) at Palazzo Reale in Milan questions our future up to 2050 and enlightens our views on current and future social themes. The inspiration for the exhibition comes from the book A Brief … [read more]

M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935)

Escher

Palazzo Reale in Milan hosts a major exhibition of the works of M. C. Escher, including over 200 of his mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. M. C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist, recognised both for his contributions to the arts and mathematics. … [read more]

La Camera Astratta, Studio Azzuro (1987)

Studio Azzurro: Immagini Sensibili

Studio Azzurro is an Italian collective of media artists, founded in Milan in 1982 by Fabio Cirifino (photography), Paolo Rosa (visual arts and film) and Leonardo Sangiorgi (graphics and animation). Using the latest technologies, they create interactive environments that stimulate a dialogue between the spectator … [read more]

Architecture as Art, Atelier Bow Wow

Architecture as Art

The Shed building of Pirelli HangarBicocca hosts the exhibition Architecture as Art. On display are 15 works that have been created for the occasion and arranged in the form of an atlas, to illustrate the themes and subjects involved in the new responsibilities of architecture … [read more]

ROOMS. Novel Living Concepts

ROOMS. Novel Living Concepts

The exhibition ROOMS. Novel Living Concepts at the Triennale di Milano explores the boundaries and possibilities of interior architecture, the discipline that defines the spaces and environments in which we live. Visitors can walk through a series of rooms, each designed by a different architect, … [read more]

The Multicultural Metropolis

The Multicultural Metropolis

The exhibition The Multicultural Metropolis at the Triennale di Milano revolves around multi-ethnic societies and how they result in a gradual standardisation. The coexistence of racial and cultural minorities in multi-ethnic societies is often perceived as an enriching process. But it is often overlooked that … [read more]

New Craft – XXI Triennale in Milan

New Craft

The exhibition New Craft at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan explores new methods for production and design that are becoming available due to technological innovation. Easy to use 3D printers, NCR machines, sensors and software are redefining the meaning and value of craft know-how. … [read more]

Women in Italian Design – XXI Triennale in Milan

Women in Italian Design

The Triennale Design Museum is part of the Triennale di Milano and dedicated solely to Italian design. Every year the exhibition is renewed and focuses on a different aspect or period. The ninth edition has the title Women in Italian Design and explores one of … [read more]

Rubens, Christ and John the Baptist as children and two angels (1615/1620)

Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque

The Rubens exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Pietro Paolo Rubens e la nascita del Baroccois (Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque), is dedicated to the work of the celebrated Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), considered the precursor of European Baroque … [read more]

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1830)

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro

The exhibition Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro at Palazzo Reale in Milan includes more than 200 woodblock colour prints and illustrated books by the three Japanese masters, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). In five different sections, the visitor can learn about the … [read more]

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled - Bracco di Ferro (1983)

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at MUDEC in Milan presents a retrospective of Basquiat’s short but intense career, featuring almost 100 works from private collections. The exhibition brings the art of graffiti to the general public with works by the artist who, along with his friend … [read more]

Nathan Sawaya, Yellow, The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

The The Art of the Brick exhibition at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan by contemporary artist, Nathan Sawaya, puts on display the world’s most famous coloured bricks. LEGO® bricks have been delighting and fascinating children and adults alike for decades and this exhibition is … [read more]

Paola Di Bello, Ora e Qui, Milano Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (2016)

Paola Di Bello, Milano Centro

Milano Centro is a solo-exhibition by photographer Paola Di Bello at Museo del Novecento in Milan. Over the years, Di Bello has captured many scenes and facets of Milan, the city in which she lives. Her approach to photography transforms a normal scene into something … [read more]

2015

Leon Petrinos, The Watchful Cheetah

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an annual international wildlife photography competition co-owned by the Natural History Museum in London and BBC Wildlife, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world. It harnesses the power of photography to … [read more]

Leonardo da Vinci - La Belle Ferronnière (1496)

Leonardo 1452–1519

In the year of the Expo 2015, the Palazzo Reale in Milan celebrates the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with the largest Da Vinci exhibition ever organised in Italy. The exhibition highlights Da Vinci’s ability to combine scientific thought with creative talent, art and technology. It … [read more]

Matteo Rubbi, Carta del Cielo (2014)

Growing Roots – 15 years Furla Art Award

The Furla Art Award promotes emerging Italian artists, with participants representing various mediums including video, photography, painting, installation, performance and sculpture. The award was established in 2000, and has since seen 10 editions. The exhibition Growing Roots at the Palazzo Reale in Milan looks back … [read more]

Giotto, Polittico Baroncelli (1328) (detail)

Giotto, l’Italia. Da Assisi a Milano

The exhibition Giotto, l’Italia. Da Assisi a Milano (from Assisi to Milan) at the Palazzo Reale in Milan follows the footsteps of Giotto through the early decades of the 14th century. Giotto di Bondone (1266-1337) was an Italian painter and architect, born in Florence. He … [read more]

Fondazione Prada Milan, Serial Classic

Serial Classic

Serial Classic is the first exhibition in the newly opened exhibition space of Fondazione Prada in Milan. It focuses on classical sculpture and explores the ambivalent relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture. The exhibition includes more than 70 works with an in-depth analysis … [read more]

Statue for magic-religious use – MUDEC Milan

Africa

Avoid the queues and buy your tickets in advance. The exhibition Africa is dedicated to African art from the Middle Ages until today and includes over 200 works. It provides the visitor with two different perspectives: renowned masterpieces that are in line with the Western … [read more]

Reconstruction of a Cairo street for the Milan International world fair of 1906

Mondi a Milano

Avoid the queues and buy your tickets in advance. The exhibition Mondi a Milano (Worlds at Milan) is about the dialogue between Milan and the many faraway worlds ­– from Africa to the East – that visited Milan for the Universal Exposition of 1906. Artworks, design, architecture, … [read more]

Juan Muñoz, Many Times (1999)

Juan Muñoz – Double Bind & Around

Double Bind & Around at HangarBicocca in Milan is the first solo exhibition in Italy devoted to Juan Muñoz, one of the most important artists to emerge in Spain after the Franco dictatorship. Muñoz (1953­-2001), who saw himself as a storyteller, was a visionary who … [read more]

Lombard Art from Visconti to Sforza

Lombard Art from Visconti to Sforza

The exhibition Arte Lombarda dai Visconti agli Sforza (Lombard Art from Visconti to Sforza) at the Palazzo Reale in Milan reconstructs the extraordinary flourishing of the arts during the Visconti and Sforza dynasties, through a selection of paintings, sculptures and precious jewellery. This exhibition is … [read more]

David Bailey

David Bailey – Stardust

Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea (PAC) in Milan presents the historical exhibition Stardust on the work of David Bailey, one of the most famous photographers in the world, who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts through his imaginative portraits. The engagement between the artist and his subject … [read more]

Robert Capa, American soldiers in front of the cathedral of Maria Santissima Assunta in Troina after August 6 1943

Robert Capa in Italia 1943-1944

The exhibition Robert Capa in Italia 1943-1944 at Spazio Oberdan in Milan is dedicated to the great war photographer Robert Capa and his years in Italy during World War II. It is the story of the landing of the Allies in Italy through the eyes … [read more]

Brassaï, Montmartre (1932) © Estate Brassaï

Brassaï – Pour l’amour de Paris

The exhibition Brassaï – Pour l’amour de Paris at Palazzo Morando in Milan is dedicated to the intense work of one of the 20th-century’s greatest photographers. It tells the exceptional story of a passion that united Brassaï for over fifty years with Paris and with … [read more]

Sharon Core, Apples in a Porcelain Basket (2007)

Arts & Foods

With the Milan Triennale serving as a city-centre base for Expo Milano 2015, Arts & Foods is the first exhibit of this year’s Universal Exposition to open to the public. The exhibition covers an area of about 7,000 square meters and features a wide array … [read more]

Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Sulla strada di Giavera durante il bombardamento (1918)

La Grande Guerra

La Grande Guerra (The Great War) at Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala in Milan is part of the national program of the commemorations of the centenary. It shows the World War One not as an isolated event, but tries to interpret the mood of the period, … [read more]

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #223 (1990)

La Grande Madre

La Grande Madre (The Great Mother) at Palazzo Reale in Milan explores the iconography of motherhood in the art and visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, from early avant-garde movements to the present. It traces the history of women’s empowerment, chronicling gender struggles, … [read more]

Da Pompei, Casa del Granduca di Toscana

Mito e Natura

The exhibition Mito e Natura, dalla Grecia a Pompei  (Myth and Naure, from Greece to Pompei) at Palazzo Reale in Milan shows a selection of masterpieces from the ancient world, presenting a broad overview of the figurative production inspired by nature, landscape and the human shaping … [read more]

Don't Shoot the Painter, GAM Milano

Don’t Shoot the Painter

The exhibition Don’t Shoot the Painter at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM) in Milan features 110 paintings from the UBS Art Collection, one of the world’s biggest corporate collections. Included are works by John Armleder, John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Michaël Borremans, Alice Channer, Sandro Chia, … [read more]

Luca Campigotto, Milano (2014)

Ieri Oggi Milano

Ieri Oggi Milano (Milan, Yesterday Today) at Spazio Oberdan in Milan is a photographic exhibition dedicated to the city of Milan. The exhibition includes 170 photographs and video works from the collection of the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea (Museum of Contemporary Photography). The images are … [read more]

Damián Ortega, Cosmic Thing (2002)

Damián Ortega – Casino

Casino at HangarBicocca in Milan is Damián Ortega’s first solo exhibition in Italy. It provides a broad overview of Ortega’s work and includes sculptures, installations and film. The centre piece of the exhibition is The Beetle Trilogy, a work that focuses on the Volkswagen Beetle … [read more]

Jing Shen at the PAC Milano

Jing Shen

The exhibition Jing Shen, The act of painting in contemporary China explores the themes and methods that are typical of classical Chinese art in the work of twenty artists from three different generations. On display are paintings, installations, drawings, sculptures and videos that tell the … [read more]

Spinosaurus in front of the headquarters of the National Geographic in Washington DC

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

Spinosaurus: Il Gigante Perduto del Cretaceo (Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous) at Palazzo Dugnani in Milan is an exhibition developed by the National Geographic Society in collaboration with the University of Chicago, dedicated to the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur and the largest predatory dinosaur … [read more]

Philippe Parreno, Danny The Street (2015)

Hypothesis by Philippe Parreno

Hypothesis at HangarBicocca in Milan is the first exhibition in Italy of French artist Philippe Parreno. It includes a series of key pieces together with recent works and music. Parreno works with a diversity of media such as film, video, sound, writing and drawing, and … [read more]

Barbie – The Icon at MUDEC Milan

Barbie – The Icon

The exhibition Barbie – The Icon at MUDEC in Milan focuses on the cultural, anthropological, social, fashion and artistic aspects of Barbie the fashion doll. Since the American toy-company Mattel manufactured the first Barbie doll in 1959, she has become part of popular culture, always … [read more]

Paul Gauguin, Reclining Tahitian Women (1894)

Gauguin – Racconti del Paradiso

The exhibition Gauguin, Racconti dal Paradiso (Stories from Paradise) at MUDEC in Milan investigates the sources of inspiration of Paul Gauguin’s figurative art. The French Post-Impressionist artist Gauguin (1848-1903) was an avid traveller and let himself be inspired by wide range of different cultures, from … [read more]

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of a Young Woman (1530)

Da Raffaello a Schiele

The exhibition Da Raffaello a Schiele (From Raphael to Schiele) at Palazzo Reale brings to Milan works from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. Included are 76 paintings from the Renaissance to the early 20th century, all masterpieces of European art. The … [read more]

Marcello Jori, Le Grand Jour a l’Ile de la Grande Jatte (2012)

Com’è Viva La Città (Como)

The exhibition Com’è Viva La Città (How Alive is the City) at Villa Olmo in Como brings together 58 works on everyday life as seen through the eyes of Italian and international artists. As suggested by the subtitle of the exhibition, Art & The City … [read more]

Superstudio

Super Superstudio

The exhibition Super Superstudio at the PAC in Milan showcases the work of Superstudio, an architecture firm from Florence and a leader in the Radical architecture movement of the late 1960s, who’s ideas on design and architecture have influenced renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid, … [read more]

Vivian Maier, Self-Portrait (Undated)

Vivian Maier. Una Fotografa Ritrovata

The story of American street photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009) is an extraordinary one. While working for more than 40 years as a nanny she persued photography in her spare time, eventually taking more than 150,000 photographs of the people and architecture of American cities and … [read more]

Josef Albers, Mantic (1940)

A Beautiful Confluence

The exhibition A Beautiful Confluence: Anni and Josef Albers and the Latin American World has been developed by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation especially for the MUDEC in Milan. It presents the work of two great artists of the 20th century, together with the … [read more]

Adolfo Wildt, Vir Temporis Acti (1913)

Adolfo Wildt – The Last Symbolist

Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan pays tribute to the great Milanese sculptor Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) with the exhibition Adolfo Wildt – The Last Symbolist (L’ultimo Simbolista), organised in collaboration with the Musées d’Orsay and l’Orangerie in Paris. Wildt was strongly influenced by the Secession and … [read more]

Francesco Hayez, Il Bacio (1859)

Hayez

The exhibition Hayez at the Gallerie d’Italia in Milan features 120 works by the Italian painter Francesco Hayez (1791-1882). The works are presented in a chronological order, following the life and the artistic development of the artist: from his formative years in Venice and Rome, … [read more]

Petrit Halilaj, 26 Objekte n’ Kumpir (2009)

Petrit Halilaj

The exhibition Space Shuttle in the Garden at HangarBicocca in Milan presents works by Petrit Halilaj made over the past seven years, as well as works made specifically for the occasion. Through sculptures, drawings, performances, videos and large installations, Petrit Halilaj investigates the changes of … [read more]

Giulio Paolini, La Decima Musa (1966) and Alceo (1960)

Recto Verso

The thematic exhibition Recto Verso at Fondazione Prada in Milan features works where the front has consciously been hidden from the visitor and instead the back of the work takes prime position. This exhibition follows the tradition of Fondazione Prada’s Nord gallery, where an underlying … [read more]

Essere è Tessere at Fondazione Stelline

Essere è Tessere

The exhibition Essere è Tessere (Being is Weaving) at Fondazione Stelline in Milan celebrates the 90th anniversary of the textile company Canclini by displaying works from the Canclini collection. The collection includes modern and contemporary art by internationally acclaimed artists like Arman, Alighiero Boetti, Chiristian … [read more]

Pablo Picasso, Self-portrait (1967)

Picasso and his Passions (Pavia)

The exhibition Picasso e le sue Passioni (Picasso and his Passions) at Palazzo Vistarino in Pavia shows more than 200 works by Pablo Picasso, including drawings, paintings and ceramcis, coming from private collections around the world. The works on display illustrate the themes and passions … [read more]

2014

Beethoven Frieze, Klimt (1902)

Klimt – Alle Origini di un Mito

The exhibition Klimt – Alle Origini di un Mito (The Origins of a Legend) at the Palazzo Reale presents for the first time in Milan a selection of Klimt’s best known masterpieces, including Adam and Eve (1917), Judith II (1909), The Sunflower (1907) and Bewegtes … [read more]

Merda d'Artista, Piero Manzoni (1961)

Piero Manzoni 1933-1963

Half a century after his early death, the Palazzo Reale in Milan dedicates an exhibition to Piero Manzoni, in the city where the artist lived and worked. As an artist, Piero Manzoni (1933 – 1963) was vehemently opposed to all forms of tradition, resulting in … [read more]

Descala, Cildo Meireles (2003)

Cildo Meireles – Installations

HangarBicocca in Milan presents 12 installations by the Brazilian conceptual artist, installation artist and sculptor Cildo Meireles (1948) in what is the first exhibition in Italy devoted to one of the most important and best-known post-war artists. In the 1960s Meireles was one of the … [read more]

Crying Girl, Roy Lichtenstein (1963)

Year After Year

The Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan hosts the exhibition Year After Year. Opere su carta dalla UBS Art Collection (Works on paper from the UBS Art Collection) which explores the artistic production on paper made by great artists active from the 1960s to today. The … [read more]

Madonna del Roseto, Bernardino Luini (1510)

Bernardino Luini e i Suoi Figli

The exhibition Bernardino Luini e i Suoi Figli (Bernardino Luini and His Sons) at the Palazzo Reale in Milan pays homage to Bernardino Luini (1482-1532), an important artist in the history of Milanese and Italian Renaissance art. The exhibition follows the path of Luini’s life … [read more]

Emiliano Ponzi

Identità Milano

The exhibition Identità Milano at Triennale di Milano deals with an issue with which many cities see themselves confronted when they host a major global event, being that of their own identity. With the Expo 2015 arriving soon, the city of Milan has taken the … [read more]

Self Portrait, Van Gogh (1887)

Van Gogh – l’Uomo e la Terra

After more than sixty years, Van Gogh returns to Milan with a major exhibition at the Palazzo Reale. Most of the paintings and drawings are from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, with additional works coming from many international museums. For the first time … [read more]

Midday in the Alps, Giovanni Segantini (1891)

Segantini – Il ritorno a Milano

The exhibition Segantini – Il ritorno a Milano (The Return to Milan) at Palazzo Reale in Milan covers the entire artistic life of Giovanni Segantini. From his adopted hometown Milan, where he attended classes at the Brera Academy, to the forefront of international exhibitions. Giovanni … [read more]

Mirror Performance III, Joan Jonas (1969)

Joan Jonas – Light Time Tales

The exhibition Light Time Tales at HangarBicocca in Milan is the first major solo exhibition by Joan Jonas in Italy. It presents her most important video installations and is accompanied by a performance artist. Joan Jonas (1936) is amongst the most respected and recognised contemporary … [read more]

Ritratto di Principessa d’Isenburg-Birstein, Giovanni Boldini (1898)

Boldini – Parisien d’Italie

Where
GAMManzoni

With the exhibition Boldini – Parisien d’Italie (Parisian from Italy) the GAMManzoni in Milan pays homage to Giovanni Boldini (1842–1931), one of the undisputed protagonists of Italian painting of the nineteenth century. On display are 40 masterpieces, some of which come from prestigious private collections … [read more]

Cover of Design As Art, Bruno Munari (1966)

Munari Politecnico

Bruno Munari has used art as an original form of expression. Even before the graphics, design, pedagogy and publishing, art has guided his creative genius. The exhibition Munari Politecnico at the Museo del Novecento in Milan is the story of a multifaceted creator, that of … [read more]

Telecom Italia Data Center Rozzano, Paolo Pellegrin (2013)

The Cloud Shelter

The project The Cloud Shelter comes from the idea of enhancing the intangible reality of cloud computing through photos and videos of the Telecom Italia Data Center Rozzano, to give visibility and aesthetical dignity to the “central nervous system” of the Digital Expo and the … [read more]

Cour Intérieure, Marie Bovo (2009)

The Sea Is My Land

The photographic exhibition The Sea Is My Land at the Triennale di Milano investigates the Mediterranean region, not only from a geographical point of view, but as a cultural basin that meets civilization in very different ways. The exhibition brings together 140 works by 23 … [read more]

The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains

The Pink Floyd Exhibition

UPDATE: The start of the exhibition, orginally planned for 19 September 2014, has been postponed due to production delays. Please see the exhibition website for more news. The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains at La Fabbrica Del Vapore in Milan is a vast and innovative … [read more]

Peter Lindbergh, El Mirage (1996)

The Cal – Collezione Pirelli

The exhibition The Cal – Collezione Pirelli at Palazzo Reale in Milan includes over 200 photographs that were taken for the famous Pirelli calendar. For more than 50 years the Pirelli calendar has interpreted social and cultural changes and has anticipated fashion trends, through the … [read more]

Walter Bonatti, Easter-Island (1969)

Walter Bonatti

The exhibition Walter Bonatti – Fotografie dai Grandi Spazi (Photographs from the Great Outdoors) tells in a visual way the engaging story of one of the greatest mountain climbers of all time. Walter Bonatti (1930-2011) was an Italian mountaineer and journalist, who became famous in … [read more]

Food, Museo di Storia Naturale Milan

Food

The exhibition Food – La Scienza dai Semi al Piatto (The Science from the Seeds to the Dish) at the Museum of Natural History in Milan explores the complex topic of food following a scientific approach: everyday food products that end up on our plate … [read more]

Vanessa Winship, untitled – from the series Imagined States and Desires: A Balkan Journey

Vanessa Winship

Fondazione Stelline in Milan showcases Vanessa Winship, the first woman to win the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson award for photography. Over 100 black and white photographs give a broad overview of the artist’s work, from the beginning of her career as a young photographer in the Balkans, … [read more]

Vincenzo Foppa, Madonna del Tappeto (1485)

Bramante a Milano

Donato Bramante, born in the countryside of Urbino around 1444, is universally known as an innovator of Renaissance architecture, but he began as a painter instead. Five hundred years after his death, the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan dedicates an exhibition to Bramante, whose stay … [read more]

Céline Condorelli, Nerofumo (2014)

Céline Condorelli – bau bau

HangarBicocca in Milan presents bau bau, Céline Condorelli’s solo exhibition, comprising about twenty works made between 2008 and 2014, as well as a selection of the artist’s writings. The exhibition offers a selection of Condorelli’s most significant works, which reveal her ability to work with … [read more]

2013

Modigliani - Elvire con Colletto Bianco (1918)

Modigliani, Soutine and the Cursed Artists

For the first time in Italy, you can admire masterpieces from the rich collection of Jonas Netter (1867 – 1946). The exhibition, curated by Marc Restellini, features over 120 works of outstanding beauty by Amedeo Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo, Suzanne Valadon, Kisling as well as other artists who … [read more]

Wolf Vostell - Lipstick Bomber (1968)

The Desire For Freedom

The Desire For Freedom – Art in Europe since 1945 – is a collective exhibition showing the works of 94 contemporary artists from 27 European countries. It explores the visions of artists on the concept of freedom in a post-World War II Europe, where a new divide was … [read more]

Robert Doisneau - Le Plongeur du Pont d'Iena (1945)

Robert Doisneau – Paris en Liberté

More than 200 photographic works showcase Robert Doisenau’s intimate relationship with the city of Paris and its inhabitants. The exhibition includes material which Doisenau shot between 1934 and 1991 and offers the opportunity to view Paris through the eyes of one of the masters of photography. … [read more]

VI Triennale Design Museum - Paolo Ulian - The Moment Of Ideas

Design. La Sindrome dell’Influenza

The Triennale Design Museum is a section within the Triennale di Milano which is dedicated solely to Italian design. Every year the exhibition is renewed and focuses on a different aspect or period. Previous editions have for example covered graphic design, the origins of Italian … [read more]

Andy Warhol - Flowers (1964)

Andy Warhol’s Stardust

As the title already suggests, the exhibition “Andy Warhol’s Stardust. Prints from the Collection of Bank of America Merrill Lynch” provides an overview of prints by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) from the collection of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The prints are presented in chronological order, … [read more]

Stefano De Luigi - iDyssey (2012)

iDyssey

In 2012 renowned photographer Stefano De Luigi has set out on a 2-month journey following Odysseus’ itinerary as described Homer’s epic poem. His story is told in 90 photographs and 10 videos, all shot with only an iPhone. The result is a contemporary capturing of … [read more]

Mike Kelley - Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #1 (Domestic-Scene) (2000)

Mike Kelley – Eternity is a Long Time

Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012) was an American contemporary artist known for his installations and performances. In his New York Times obituary Holland Cotter described Kelley as “one of the most influential American artists of the past quarter century and a pungent commentator on American class, … [read more]

Triennale di Milano - Senza Pericolo

Senza Pericolo!

The exhibition Senza Pericolo! (Without Danger) presents the multiple links between the world of construction and safety at work. The emphasis is on education, wanting to shift the focus of the topic to a cultural level through the training of workers, employers, professionals and everyday … [read more]

Gordon Parks - Department Store, Birmingham Alabama (1956) © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks – An American History

Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) was the first African American photographer and writer to work for Life Magazine, where he started in 1948 and would remain for two decades. His work focuses on race relations, poverty, Civil Rights, and urban life and has become an … [read more]

La Lombradia e le Alpi - Spazio Oberdan Milan

La Lombardia e le Alpi

The exhibition La Lombardia e le Alpi (Lombardy and the Alps) in Spazio Oberdan is part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Club Alpino Italiano (Italian Alpine Club). It is dedicated to the mountains of Lombardy, to its people and their relationship with the metropolitan areas. … [read more]

Geomorfo - The Thousand Faces of Gaia

Geomorfo – The Thousand Faces of Gaia

The photographic exhibition Geomorfo – I Mille Volti di Gaia (The Thousand Faces of Gaia) offers visitors an unusual glimpse of the geological characteristics of planet Earth. Deserts, volcanoes, glaciers, mountains, steep cliffs above the sea, natural arches, pinnacles in precarious balance, stratified rocks, caves, … [read more]

Nato Frascà - Ovale Nero (1962)

1963 e Dintorni

With the exhibition 1963 e Dintorni – Nuovi segni, nuove forme, nuove immagini (1963 and Surroundings – New signs, new forms, new images) the Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala looks back 50 years to the year 1963. The exhibition consists of a core of 30 works from … [read more]

Antoine d'Agata - Tokyo (2008)

Anticorpi – Antoine D’Agata

Antoine D’Agata is a French photographer born in Marseille in 1961. He is one of the most controversial figures in contemporary photography and has never made a secret of his direct and primitive approach to it. Antoine D’Agata, a member of the Magnum Photos agency … [read more]

Trompe l'Oeil - Fondazione Forma

Trompe l’Oeil

The exhibition Trompe l’Oeil – I Veri Inganni della Fotografia (The Real Tricks of Photography) brings together the work of 32 students of the Master in Photography and Visual Design, organised by Fondazione Forma and NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (New Academy of Fine … [read more]

Kevin Cyr - Camper Bike (2008)

Free Ride Art Space

Free Ride Art Space is an artistic adventure where visitors can discover all kinds of contemporary art that celebrates the bicycle as an instrument of emancipation, autonomy and symbol of freedom. The exhibition presents bicycles, installations and films. The idea of ​​the exhibition was inspired … [read more]

Aldo Fallai - Bravo Portraits

Bravo Portraits

The exhibition Bravo Portraits was commissioned by Istituto Marangoni to celebrate the multi-ethnic spirit of the fashion & design school and the aspirations of its students. It consists of 60 photographic portraits by the Italian fashion photographer Aldo Fallai, showing young people from all over … [read more]

Alfredo Rapetti Mogol - Cielo Mediterraneo

Oltre La Parola Dipinta

With the exhibition Oltre la Parola Dipinta (Beyond the Painted Word) the visitor is given an overview of the latest works by Alfredo Rapetti Mogol. On display are paintings, but perhaps not in the way you are used to. Canvas and paper are covered with … [read more]

Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock

The innovative and unique quality of the work of the English film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock (1899 -1980) has made his films into a genre by themselves. Films like Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959) and Psycho (1960) will forever be … [read more]

The Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland

Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

Every two years the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award, is granted to an architectural production in Europe to recognise its conceptual, technical and constructional qualities. The objective is to draw attention to the major contribution by European professionals to … [read more]

Helenio Herrera (Mago) and Nereo Rocco (Paròn)

Milan Inter ’63

The exhibition Milan Inter ’63 – La Leggenda del Mago e del Paròn (The Legend of the Magician and the Master) takes the visitor back to the season of 1963 when the legend of Milanese football was born. The protagonists in this period of football … [read more]

Plymouth, Velasco Vitali, 2012

Velasco Vitali – Foresta Rossa

After ten years dedicated to the experimentation of new techniques and materials of sculpture and installation, Velasco Vitali returns to painting with his powerful Foresta Rossa project. On display are 30 large paintings and 100 drawings and sketches born from a fascination with cities that have … [read more]

Number 27, Jackson Pollock (1950)

Pollock and The Irascibles

The exhibition Pollock e gli Irascibili – La Scuola di New York (Pollock and The Irascibles – The New York School) in the Palazzo Reale displays more than 60 paintings from the collection of the Whitney Museum in New York. It includes work by Jackson … [read more]

Roma, Martin Parr (1997)

Urban Storytellers

The photographic exhibition Urban Storytellers by Fondazione Forma in Milan is a collection of dynamic and lively views on the urban environment. More than 60 photographs give the visitor a surprising look into city life in a number of Italian cities. On display is work … [read more]

The Visitors, Ragnar Kjartansson (2012)

Ragnar Kjartansson – The Visitors

The installation The Visitors by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson consists of nine simultaneous video projections on a scale of 1:1. Each video shows a different musician – including Kristín Anna and Gyða Valtýsdóttir, founding sisters of the historic Icelandic band Múm, and Kjartan Sveinsson, keyboard … [read more]

Convento das Bernardas, Eduardo Souto de Moura

Porto Poetic

The Triennale di Milano presents with Porto Poetic an exhibition dedicated to the city of Porto and its architects Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura, both winners of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. In the world of architecture the city of Porto is associated … [read more]

La Danaïde, Auguste Rodin (1889)

Rodin. Il Marmo, la Vita

The exhibition Rodin. Il Marmo, la Vita (original English title Rodin, Flesh and Marble) brings to the Palazzo Reale in Milan an extraordinary selection of works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Over 60 marble statues and preparatory studies are presented, many of them … [read more]

Shot Blue Marilyn, Andy Warhol (1964)

Warhol

With the Warhol exhibition the Palazzo Reale brings to Milan works by Andy Warhol from the Peter Brant collection. Works from all Warhol’s major periods are on display; from his early Death and Disaster series, his celebrity portraits of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, to a … [read more]

Made In Slums - Mathare Nairobi

Made in Slums – Mathare Nairobi

After the exhibitions on China, Korea and India, the Triennale Design Museum continues its investigation with Made in Slums, the most unexpected areas of new international design. This time the focus is on a small business locality in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, an example … [read more]

Self with Red Hat, Rainer Fetting (1985)

Milano Vienna Berlino

The exhibition Milano Vienna Berlino – Testori e la Grande Pittura Europea at Spazio Oberdan in Milan is held in commemoration of Giovanni Testori (1923–1993), a major Italian writer, playwright, art historian and literary critic. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight one of … [read more]

Variant, Josef Albers (1947-1952)

Josef Albers – Sublime Optics

The exhibition Josef Albers – Sublime Optics at Fondazione Stelline displays 78 works by the German-American Bauhaus artist Josef Albers (1888–1976). It includes rare early drawings, stained glass assemblages, sandblasted glass constructions, and abstract paintings – from his very first drawing to his very last … [read more]

Dieter Roth / Björn Roth, Landscape with Tower (1976-1994)

Islands – Dieter Roth Björn Roth

The exhibition Islands – Dieter Roth Björn Roth at HangarBicocca provides an anthology of the  work of the internationally renowned German-Swiss artist Dieter Roth (Hannover, 1930 – Basel, 1998), in collaboration with his son Björn. Although Roth was initially best known for his books, prints, … [read more]

Una Luce Diversa, Betta Gancia

Una Luce Diversa – Betta Gancia

In the Sala Bianca of the Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia photographs by Bettia Gancia are on display. The theme of the exhibition Una Luce Diversa (A Different Light) is the different geometric shapes and colours in which light can be expressed and captured.

Van Gogh Alive Experience

Van Gogh Alive

The exhibition Van Gogh Alive – The Experience challenges the way in which we look at art by presenting the visitor with a multi-sensory experience, created with light, colour and sound. It tells the story of the life and work of Vincent van Gogh during the … [read more]

Yellow-Red-Blue, Kandinsky (1925)

Kandinsky – La Collezione del Centre Pompidou

The exhibition Vassily Kandinsky – La Collezione del Centre Pompidou at the Palazzo Reale in Milan is a large monographic retrospective featuring over 80 major works by Kandinsky in chronological order. Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian-born painter, wood-engraver, lithographer, teacher and theorist, living and … [read more]

Industria – Niccolò Biddau

Industria – Niccolò Biddau

La Triennale di Milano presents with the exhibition Industria work by the Italian photographer Niccolò Biddau (Turin, 1966), known for his black and white photography of industry, architecture and sculptures. The exhibition includes 30 black and white photographs printed in large format and over 200 … [read more]

Light Horizon, Randa Maddah (2012)

Alternative Nomadi – Mediterranea 16

Alternative Nomadi – Mediterranea 16 at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan is a side project of Mediterranea – Errors Allowed, the 16th edition of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, held last summer in Ancona. The exhibition—curated by Alessandro Castiglioni—takes its … [read more]

Arnaldo Chierichetti, Rievocazione delle 5-giornate a Porta Tosa

Milano Tra Le Due Guerre

Palazzo Morando in Milan hosts the exhibition Milano Tra Le Due Guerre (Milan Between The Two Wars), a retrospective dedicated to the photographs of Arnaldo Chierichetti (1887–1975). The 140 works on display are a tribute to Milan and its canals, which in the period between … [read more]