Milano Photoweek, from 5 to 11 June, offers 150 exhibitions to enhance and promote photography in all its expressions and forms, to offer citizens diverse high quality events. A show that aims to bring the public closer to photography through the places in the city that treat it professionally. At the same time it is a great occasion for curators, editors, art dealers, photographers, journalists, photo editors, archives, museums, foundations and schools connected with the world of photography. Please find here just a selection.
Please note that on the 2nd of June Italy celebrates its Republic day, many places and activities may be closed on or around this day.
Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo
Open Mon 14.30-19.30; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs and Sat 9.30-22.30.
Tickets: €10/12 + €1.50 fee for online reservations. The ticket office closes one hour before exhibition closing time. For reservations visit www.vivaticket.it
- Until 2 July. “Manet and Modern Paris” “Manet is as important for us as Cimabue and Giotto were for the Italians of the Renaissance” (Pierre-Auguste Renoir) “He took elements from everyone, but how marvellous was the pictorial mastery by which he succeeded in rendering something new!” (Edgar Degas) “He is far more capable than all of us, he has transformed darkness into light” (Camille Pissarro). These assertions by renowned painters – his contemporaries – should suffice to convey an immediate idea of the central role Edouard Manet played in the history of European art. The works in the exhibition have come from the prestigious collection in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Of the one hundred works, 55 are paintings: these feature 17 masterpieces by Manet and a further 40 splendid works by his celebrated contemporaries, including Boldini, Cézanne, Degas, Fantin-Latoure, Gauguin, Monet, Berthe Morisot, Renoir, Signac, and Tissot.
• Until 18 June. “Keith Haring. About art” 110 works by the American artist, many of monumental size, some of them unpublished or never exhibited in Italy, placed in dialogue with his sources of inspiration, from classical archeology, pre-Columbian art, the archetypal figures of religions, the masks of the Pacific islands and creations by Native Americans, to the twentieth century masters, such as Pollock, Dubuffet, Klee.
Via Turati 34 • M3 Turati
Open: every day 09.30-19.30. €13.00
- Until 23 July. “Love” a large selection with 39 art works by the most important contemporary names such as Yayoi Kusama, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Gilbert & George, Francesco Vezzoli, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Francesco Clemente, Joana Vasconcelos, and many others, who express the theme of love. Visitors will be invited to leave their mark inside the exhibition, creating a new art work, which will grow day by day alongside the exhibition.
- From 15 June to 10 September. “Signora del Celeste Impero.” In collaboration with the Xuyuan Museum in Beijing a retrospective show with 66 works all painted on rice paper with a brush in black ink or colored pigments by Fang Zhaolin. The daughter of an industrialist murdered when she was only eleven, married to a man from whom she had eight children and widowed at just thirty-six, despite everything this artist succeeded in studying and painting. Today she is considered one of the prominent figures of 20th-century Chinese painting, capable of creating a bridge between Chinese and Western art.
Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna
Open Tues-Sun 10.30-20.30, Thurs until 23.00, Mon closed.
This venue is itself an interesting piece of architecture, designed by Giovanni Muzio and built in 1931-33 specifically for exhibitions. The Torre Branca nearby offers the chance to see Milan from about 100 metres up, at certain times of day and evening.
- Until 4 June. “El Ultimo Cielo” photographic installation realized by Giulio Ceppi, to show how the sky of La Habana becomes protagonist of an interchange on design and culture between Italy and Cuba.
- Until 25 June. “Models, Open Letters, Prototypes, Supplements” by Christopher Williams, the American exponent of Conceptual Art, who has developed a practice that has explored the limits and boundaries of the photographic device since its early stages, to reveal its functions, structures and rules through a corpus of works ranging from film to video, from sculpture to collage, from performance to the production of Posters and artist’s books.
• Until 20 August. “La Terra Inquieta” works by more than sixty artists from various countries around the world including Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Turkey, that pay attention to the most experimental and innovative language of contemporary art and culture, with the ability to give voice to the phenomena of profound changes.
GAM Galleria Arte Moderna
Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues – Sun 9.00-17.30. €3/5
- Permanent exhibitions. Inside the rooms of this beautiful royal villa is a large selection of art works by Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Francesco Hayez, Pompeo Marchesi, Andrea Appiani, Tranquillo Cremona, Giovanni Segantini, Federico Faruffini, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Antonio Canova, Daniele Ranzoni, Medardo Rosso, Gaetano Previati. Worth a visit!
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio, buses 50, 58, 94
Open Tues-Fri 10-18, Sat and Sun 10-19. Admission €3/8
Throughout 2017, the museum is calling into action all those willing to share impressions with their “friends”, and post photos or video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, connecting the hashtag #Museoscienza, to socialize and propagate culture in an innovative way.
- Every Saturday to Sunday. With a ticket for the museum, visitors can participate in guided tours, in Italian with a translation on request, of the Galleria Leonardo and also of the collections of trains, ships and planes in the Transport section. There are currently three unique automobiles on display: Bianchi 8HP, Alfa Romeo Zagato 8C and Bisiluro DaMolNar, symbols of the tradition that has made the Italian car into a world famous icon.
- New permanent exhibition. “Extreme”, in partnership with CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research and INFN National Institute of Nuclear Physics, is a fascinating research area, to explore matter in its most infinitesimal components. The exhibition reveals what goes on inside the laboratories of two of the largest research institutions that carry out experiments related to particle physics.
- Inside the Aero-Naval Pavillion. The “Luna Rossa” the rigid wing catamaran AC72 which was a finalist in the selection regattas for the 34th America’s Cup challenge (San Francisco 2013).
- Until 20 June. “Space Girls, Space Women,” wanted in Italy by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), it shows how thousands of space-based women are running this sector, but only a few of them are leaders. Research is the place where female growth has marked the biggest increase, but if the first female astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova, has done so much, still plenty remains to be done.
Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo
Open on Tues – Sun 9.30 – 19.30; Thurs. Until 22.30; Closed Mon. €3/5/10.
Young staff wearing the badge ChiediMI are available to offer a free tour around each room to illustrate the museum space. In addition you can find free audioguides in nine different languages.
- Permanent exhibitions. The sumptuous palace belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo bank, holds a large number of art works ranging from 19th (197 from Canova to Boccioni) to 20th century (189 from the second world war). Worth a visit!
- Until 17 September. “New York New Your” Italian art rediscovering America.
Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli
Civico Archivio Fotografico Bertarelli. One of the most important Italian institutions dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of photographic heritage; it preserves 850,000 original photographs dating from 1840 to the present day.
Now there is a new, constantly updated website www.fotografieincomune.it, which allows you to search through 25,000 photos from the collection.
- Until 25 June. “Archeologia del Cenacolo” the exhibition aims to investigate the iconographic fortune of Leonardo’s Last Supper through the copies created after its completion and increased by the use of serial reproduction techniques such as engraving and photography.
- Until 27 June. “Vedute Italia 1850-1900” cities and landscapes from the collections of the Milan Civic Photo Archive.
Museo di Milano, costume, fashion, image
Via Sant’Andrea 6 • M1 San Babila
Open Tues-Sun 9-13, 14-17.30, Mon closed.
Info: tel. 0288446056/7. Some parts are free, or admission €3/5.
This Museum, in the heart of the top fashion district, is in an 18th century building, Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini, whose exterior has recently been restored revealing the remains of a fresco frieze. Its art gallery collections present the history of Milan in the 18th and 19th centuries, with paintings, documents, prints etc. The period furnishings and the cosy “Golden Parlour” contribute to the overall atmosphere.
- Until 2 July. “Atelier Rosa Genoni” as part of the exhibition “Embroidery of Light” some sketches, embroideries in sequins, fashion accessories and creations by Rosa Genoni, the Milanese designer, creator of Made in Italy.
Until 6 September. “Obiettivo Milano” 200 portraits from the archive of Maria Mulas, one of the most important Italian photographers recognized at an international level since with her camera she has been able to immortalize the world, from architecture to the characters of artistic and cultural entourage.
Museo di Leonardo
Le Sale del Re, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, corner
Piazza della Scala • M1/3 Duomo
Open Mon-Sun, 10.00-23.00. €11/12
Guided tours in Italian and English every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 to 11.30
- Permanent exhibition. The most important interactive and multidisciplinary exhibition dedicated to Leonardo, engineer and artist who left 120 volumes which include 5 thousand pages of drawings, most of which are still to be interpreted. The exhibition presents discoveries, world premieres and interactive experiences, describes writings, projects and studies for machines and the methodology used for two of his most important creations, which were actually created in Milan: The Last Supper and “Leonardo’s Horse” dedicated to Francesco Sforza.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.
Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, closed Mon. Open on the 2 June. Tickets: €8
- Until 31 July. On occasion of the Orticola Flower Show, visitors with an entrance ticket for the show will receive a discount on the admission fee as well as a map with indicated plants and flowers represented in the Poldi Pezzoli collection and information dedicated to the famous painting “Madonna with the Child” by Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio.
- Until 31 July. “C’era una volta in Giappone” photos, netsuke and okimono of the XIX century, to show the history, the techniques of realization and the aesthetics of hand-painted albumin photographs typical of the lucky artistic and commercial event known as “Yokohama School”, named after its main propagation center.
Museo del Novecento
Via Marconi 1 • M1, M3 Duomo
Open Mon. 14.30-19.30, Tue,Wed,Fri,Sun 9.30-19.30, Thu,Sat 9.30-22.30 €3/5
- Permanent exhibitions. This museum, opened inside the pre-Fascist era Palazzo dell’Arengario, designed by the famous architects Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio and Portaluppi, presents a collection of more than 4000 contemporary artworks.
Via Chiese 2 • M5 Istria
Open Tues-Sun 11.30-19.00, Thurs. until 22.30, Mon closed. Admission €4/6
• Permanent exhibition.“I Sette Palazzi Celesti” asite-specific installation by Anselm Kiefer with five large paintings and seven “towers” forming a single art work.
- Until 30 July. “Crossover/s” a solo show with 15 art works, sculptures, installations and fountains by the Polish Miroslaw Balka, made with simple materials such as wood, salt, ashes, soap, cement, steel; often using the size of his body as a yardstick
- Until 8 October. “From Source to Poem to Rhythm to Reader” solo show by Rosa Barba, presenting fourteen works made from 2009 to today Among them five 35 and 16mm films; including “The Empirical Effect” (2009), a survey on the landscape of Vesuvius as a field of natural, mental and cultural forces; “Enigmatic Whisper” (2017), film shot in the studio of Alexander Calder; and “From Source to Poem” (2016), a densely stratified audiovisual. More over some kinetic sculptures and site specific interventions.
Via Bergognone 40 • M2 Porta Genova, tram 14
Open Wed, Sun 11.00-19.00. €8/12.
Individual guided tours in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian €160.
This ample 4,500 square-metre space spread over four floors houses a unique selection of the fashion designer’s creations from 1980 until today. The selection does not follow a chronological order but is divided into themes that have inspired and continue to inspire Giorgio Armani’s creative work.
• Until February. “Emotions of the Athletic Body” a photo exhibition to celebrate sport and athletes who always face new challenges and inspire emotion.
Galleria Carla Sozzani
Corso Como 10 • M2 Moscova
Open 10.30-19.30, Wed-Thurs until 21.
• Until 11 June. “World Press Photo” Among 80,408 images taken in the previous year from 5,034 photographers from 125 countries, the winner of the Year 2016 Photo and Spot News category, is Burhan Ozbilici, Turkish photographer of the Associated Press who portrayed Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş assailant of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, after the murder of 19th December 2016, in an art gallery in Ankara.
- From 16 June to 3 September. “The Prints” by Anni Albers, in collaboration with Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle; Alan Cristea Gallery, London; The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut.
Wow Spazio Fumetto
Viale Campania 12 • Passante Ferroviario Porta Vittoria, tram 27, buses 73, 90, 91, 93
Open Tues-Fri 15.00-19.00, Sat and Sun 15.00-20.00. € 3/5
- Until 1 October (excluding August). “Ottanta Nostalgia.” The mythical eighties, decade that has influenced with its excesses and fashion the generation of new dads and mums, and is now experiencing an authentic re-discovery by new generations. On show games, newspapers, disks, movie posters, models, comics, box games, memorabilia, videogames …
Studio d’Arte Cannaviello
Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00
- Until 27 June. “Isole” solo show by Aldo Sergio who is painting a fade away reality.
Piazza Castello 16 • M1 Cairoli/M3 Lanza
Open. Mon. 15.00-19.00, Tue–Sat 10.00/13.00; 15.00/19.00 Admission free
- Until 20 June. “Lucio Fontana Scultor: from Earth to Cosmo” solo show with drawings, sculptures and ceramics some of which unrealized, from the 1930s to the 1960s.
MUDEC Museo delle Culture
Largo delle Culture, corner between Via Tortona and Via Bergognone • M2 Porta Genova
Open Fri. 10-23; Sat. 10-01; Sun. 10-23
- Until 9 July. “Kandinskij”, 49 works of the period leading to his turn toward abstraction, and 85 icons, popular prints and examples of decorative art which have deeply influenced his language. About these works the artists said: “I have tried for years to get viewers to stroll in my paintings: I wanted to force them even to disappear there.” The works come from major Russian museums such as the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts A.S. Pushkin and the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Applied Arts and Popular Art of Moscow.
- Until 9 July. “Dinosaurs the giants from Argentina”. One of the most important scientific exhibitions on the evolution of the dinosaurs which presents the entire evolution of these gigantic reptiles, from the origins to their extinction. 150 million years of natural history narrated through original finds and very accurate copies obtained from Argentina, a paleontological land rich with fossil remains.
Palazzo delle Stelline, Corso Magenta 61, • M1 Cadorna
Open Tues.- Sat., 12.00–19.00 Admission free
- Until 17 June. “Identités à venir” photoshow.
Fondazione Luciana Matalon
Foro Buonaparte 67 • M1 Cairoli
Open Wed-Sat 10-19, Mon-Tues closed. Admission free.
- From 7 to 17 June. “A un soffio dal cielo, a un passo dalla terra” a breath from the sky, one step from the ground, that virtual space invisible to most … solo show by Elena Rede.
Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense
Via Brera 28 • M1/3 Duomo; M2 Lanza
Open Mon. Sat. 09.30–13.30, Sun. closed. Admission free.
- Until 30 June. This superb library hall is dominated by a posthumous portrait of Empress Maria Teresa of Austria signed by Agostino Comerio, all the walls are covered with the boiseries designed by Giuseppe Piermarini, the architect of Teatro alla Scala. On occasion of the 300th birthday of the empress, founder of this Library, on show the xylographers donated by Gianfranco Schialvino and Gianni Verna, mainly original ex libris (about 350 pieces), studies, variants and different matrices to illustrate their printing techniques, along with portraits, prints and documents that narrate the life of the empress and attest to the strong bond that she had with the city of Milan.
mc2gallery contemporary art
Via Malaga 4, doorphone 72 • M2 Romolo, bus 90/91
Open Tues.-Fri. 15.00 -20.00
- Until 23 June. Solo show by the French artist photographer Antoine d’Agata, who will be present on this occasion. He experiences drugs and sex scenes in person, along with people around him who are often prostitutes and other socially marginalized people. D’Agata becomes the permanent actor of his shoots, the protagonist of a context he creates; he photographs what he does, does what he photographs.
Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati
- Until 22 July. “What to see what not to see” solo show by Maurizio Nannucci, who presents five new large dimension works, made in neon and in different colors, expressing what to see what not to see, what to say… what to hear… what to feel… what to love … a series of constant questions that reflect on the condition of man in society in a twofold relationship with others and ourselves.
Via Maravigli 5 • M1 Cordusio
Open Thurs. 12-23; Wed. Sat.Sun.11-20 Mon, Tues. Closed. €6/8
- Until 30 July. “Istanti di luoghi” solo show with 50 black and white photos by the photographer Ferdinando Scianna, devoted to the landscape with an image story that embraces the world.
Via Ciovasso 19, entrance from Via del Carmine • M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza
- Until 21 June. “Liquid Thought” by Donato Piccolo. According to his art philosophy nature becomes, through its phenomena, an element of study for the understanding of human laws.
Zoia Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea
Piazzale della Cooperazione 1 • M1 Bisceglie + Bus 78, 49
Open. Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 16.00/19.00; Thurs 20.00/22.00 . Admission free
- Until 10 June. “Boy/Toyˉ1” solo show by Nicola Bertoglio, who uses his iPhone to depict the current identity crisis.
Viale Gadio 2 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli
Open Tues-Sun 9-13, 14-17.30. Mon closed. Admission free
- Until 26 June. “Mare sopra, Mare sotto”. Living the sea above or below depends on our position, but from birth, after abandoning the warmth that has contained us, we hold on to this primordial sea far more than we imagine.
Via Nerino 3 • M3 Missori
Open Mon-Fri 11.00-19.00
• Until 14 July. “Storia di un’ombra” solo show by Antonio Marchetti Lamera, who uses his photos as a shadow of a painting veiled with an iridescent painting of different shades: from green to blue to blue to purple to red. On show sixteen small designs, the result of 360 degree shadow rotation, which deliberately recall the black and white negatives of old photographic plates, some large drawings made on Amatruda’s Amalfi paper and three paintings.
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea
Via Solferino 44 • M2 Moscova, M3 Turati
Open. Tues-Fri 10.00-13.00; Sat. 15.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 30 July. Two shows. “You May Not Believe In Magic…, a group show with art works by Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia and Anne Siems all heirs of Magical Realism, presenting paintings, works on paper and hand-painted ukuleles. “How to Eat Spaghetti Like a Lady” solo show of the Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli.
Gli Eroici Furori Arte Contemporanea
Via Melzo 30 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues.-Fri 15.30-19.30. Moring and Sat. by appointment. Admission free.
- From 7 to 16 June. Solo show by the Milanese engineer Giuseppe Camerini who is using mathematic concepts to acquire beauty for his artworks. In the gallery there is an accurate selection of works of art, sculpture and painting that reflect the first figurative works to reach the structured essentiality of today’s production.
Via Brera 2 • M1 Duomo, M2 Lanza
Open. Tues – Sat. 10.00/13.00; 15.00/19.00 Admission free
- Until 20 June. “Interno – Esterno.” Actual architectural and interior photos by Valentina Angeloni, Matteo Cirenei, Giancarlo Consonni, Daniele De Lonti, Tancredi Mangano, Marco Menghi, Antonio Salvador; and a focus on vintage photos featuring Eric Mendelsohn, Theo Van Doesburg, Ezra Stoller, Mario Crimella, William H. Short.
Galleria Twenty14 Contemporary
Piazza Mentana 7 • M1 Cordusio, M3 Missori
Open. Mon – Fri, 14.00/19.00. Admission free
- Until 30 July. “Periodo Ipotetico” collective show by Cesare Ballardini, Achille Filipponi, Massimiliano Tommaso Rezza who are aware that the image is insufficient, but at the same time has innumerable possibilities to be produced. In other words what you see is not enough and generates new questions.
Fondazione Giò Marconi
Via Tadino, 15 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Mon-Fri 10.30-12.30, 15.30-19.30
- Until 15 September. A large retrospective dedicated to Hsiao Chin, whose production refers to the principles of Lao Tse’s philosophical Taoism based on the duality of the elements, on the continuous alternation of the fundamental equilibrium of Yin and Yang, both opposite and complementary at the same time.
Museo di Storia Naturale
Corso Venezia 55 • M1 Palestro, tram 9, 29, 30; Passante Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sun, 09.00-17.30, Mon closed. €3/5
- Permanent exhibition. This museum, the biggest in Italy, has 23 halls with about 700 showcases. Among the many attractions, pay a visit to the gallery of 83 dioramas, 6 of which are brand new, depicting the fauna and flora, and created precisely for the protection of the exhibited species, some of which are already threatened with extinction. These showcases have animals trees, herbaceous plants, flowers and fruits faithfully reproducing in detail the habitats of many Earth environments.
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
Via Palestro 14 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues-Sun 9.30-19.00, Mon 14.30-19.30 Thurs 9.30-22.30. Tickets: €4/6
- From 29 June to 11 September. “Africa. Raccontare un mondo” collective show with 33 artists, to represent the contemporary art scene of Africa to the south of the Sahara, revealing its growing spirit without hiding the violence and the immediacy of its worlds.
Galleria Il Castello
Via Brera 16 • M3 Lanza, M1 Duomo
Open. Mon. 15.00/19.00; Tues, Fri 11.00/19.00; Sat. 11.00/14.00 Admission free
- Until 1 July. “Latin America Contemporary” collective show with art works by Asis Antonio Pablo Atchugarry, Fernando Botero, Carlo Cruz-Diez, Hugo De Marco, Jorge Eielson, Garcia Rossi, Wifredo Lam, Julio Le Parc; Sebastian Matta; Vik Muniz, Jesus-Rafael Soto.