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Features and programming at the Affordable Art Fair Milan 2017

Talk at Affordable Art Fair Milan 2016

 

OPENING NIGHT

Our opening party, in collaboration with our Main Partner, Warsteiner beer, showcases the exciting 'Warsteiner Art Battle' where several street art artists compete in painting an original canvas. Art Sweet Art and Pogovic Photo Circus will entertain visitors with their creative portraits and to set the mood, GOMMAGE DJ TEAM  Claudio Fagnani (Elita) and DJ Kramer, who have been working together for 10 years, sharing and promoting their passion for electronic music and club culture  and Fabrizio Mammarella will be DJ-ing live. Toast the evening with Warsteiner Premium Pils beer and enjoy top class cocktails in the World Class Lounge Bar.

TALKS

Milano Contemporary Talks
every day at 15.30


Meet Elena Zaccarelli and Barbara Guidotti from Christie's Milan, Friday 10 February

Barbara Guidotti and Elena Zaccarelli discuss the Italian Art Boom after World War II, focusing on artists in Milan during the 50’s-60’s. An interesting insight into the art market, they will also discuss the role of the auction houses during this period as well. Barbara Guidotti and Elena Zaccarelli are both Specialists of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art Christie's in Milan, and manage Milan and Italian auction sales in London.

Saturday 11 February

The Director of Pisacane Arte Gallery will discuss about the curatorial activities promote by the gallery and how they are linked in the Milan area. Also, he will talk about 'Milano Vola Alto' project and his art collection.

Sunday 12 February

Milan and Japan. Andrea Zardin from Carte Scoperte Art Gallery and the critic Luciano Tellaroli will discuss about the cultural exchange and the promotion of young artists.

Fall in Art talks
every day at 17.30


Meet art collector gurus who and find out how they fell in love with art!

Meet Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Friday 10 February

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo became a contemporary art collector in the early 90s. In 1995, she founded Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo to develop and promote contemporary art, before launching exhibition spaces in Guarene Alba (CN) in 1997 and in Turin in 2002. After meeting art critic Francesco Bonami, she decided to launch a cultural programme designed to support young artists and art critics from all the world.

Come along and be inspired by her stories! During this talk, Patrizia will speak of her artistic enlightment as she set up a cultural space, aimed at introducing new audiences to the latest trends and modern challenges within then international contemporary art scene.

Meet Giorgio Fasol and Marco Trevisan, Saturday 11 February

Renowned Italian art collector, Giorgio Fasol and Marco Trevisan, who launched the first Affordable Art Fair in Milan, are collaborating on Artraising.org, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to promoting new ways of being a patron of the arts. Be enchanted as they discuss their own experience of falling in love with art and hear why buying art is just another expression of falling in love.

Meet Independent Collectors, Sunday 12 February

Join this lively session with Amy Binding, Editor-in-Chief of Independent Collectors, and special guests Nienke van der Wal, a young collector from Amsterdam and Berlin-based art collector Roswitha Wille, as they discuss the nature of collecting art.

Amy will discuss the importance of sharing the experience of collectors with wider audiences, while Nienke will reveal the secret to becoming a contemporary art collector, discuss why she founded the Young Collectors Circle  a platform encouraging young people to collect art - and talk about why the art world needs more young art collectors. Roswitha will discuss her own art collection, composed of works by female contemporary artists, as well as the role of women in the art market. Eager listeners are welcome to interject with questions at any time!

Independent Collectors is a platform specialising in online exhibitions, interviews and stories of people who have given life collecting art. Today the platform is enriched with a publishing programme, dedicated to the contemporary art world. It is a free platform is supported by Allianz and BMW.

WORKSHOPS

Meeting and working with an artist is a unique experience, and at the Affordable Art Fair Milan you can take part in workshops and learn from the artists themselves! Workshops will take place every day at 16.30 in the workshop area, and are open to both children and adults.

Friday 10 February

Join artist Tomoko Nagao from Deodato Art Gallery and playfully reinterpret famous figures from within art in Neo Pop style.

Saturday 11 February

Enrico Macchiavello from Artematta brings his unique and creative characters to life!

Sunday 12 February

Get to grips with the Street Art style of Urban Solid from Gli Eroici Furori Arte Contemporanea as they show you how in this fun workshop.

VIETATO NON TOCCARE (FORBIDDEN DO NOT TOUCH), in collaboration with CBM ITALIA

A sensory workshop organised by Valeria Bottalico in which children (from 8 years old) and adults explore art not just by sight, but through touch and hearing too. The workshop will be available on Friday 10 February, every hour from 14.00 to 18.00, as well as Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February, from 11.00 to 18.00.

CBM will also be screening their documentary 'Un albero indiano', a film about visual disabilities, in the Talks area of the fair on Friday 10 February at 19.00. After the screening, there will be an opportunity for a tactile tour of works by Felice Tagliaferri in the Workshop area. The tour will take place between 20.00 - 21.00 that evening.

CBM hosts sensory workshops exploring art by sight, touch and hearing, in an effort to raise awareness about the living conditions of people with disabilities living in poorer parts of the world. The workshops are developed by Felice Tagliaferri, blind sculptor and CBM Italia ambassador, and Valeria Bottalico organiser of ‘Doppio Senso’, a special sensorial project developed by Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.

CBM is the biggest International Humanitarian Organisation, engaged in the prevention and treatment of blindness and disability in countries in the southern hemisphere. Since 1989, CBM have been a World Health Organization partner, fighting against preventable cases of blindness and deafness. In the last year, they helped 39m people in the poorest countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, through 650 projects in 63 countries. For more about the work of CBM, visit www.cbmitalia.org

GUIDED TOURS

Get an insider's view of the fair on these special thematic guided tours lead by our very own team! Tours will take place every day at 11.30 and at 15.00.

Friday 10 February

Our Fair Coordinator, Giulia Barigelli, will introduce you to the fresh Asian contemporary art on offer at the fair.

Saturday 11 February

Fair Manager, Laura Gabellotto, talks limited editions, prints, photographs.

Sunday 12 February

On Sunday, the fair's Director, Manuela Porcu, will show you around a few specially selected galleries.

PERFORMANCES

Join us for some exciting artist-led performances taking place every evening at 19.00.

Friday 10 February

'Japan in Milan' - in a unique performance, Master Shuei Matsuyama (Artematta) will demonstrate the ancient and fascinating culture of Japanese karate and shodō (calligraphy) at the same time! Moving through different attack and defence motions, Master Shuei will execute a work of art as he goes.

Saturday 11 February

iPhonographer, Nicola Bertoglio (Zoia - Galleria d’arte contemporanea), will invite visitors to participate in a group photograph which will be broadcast live on a monitor at the fair and online using a specific hashtag. The viewer will become the object and subject of this fun artistic performance!

There will also be a DJ-set with Protopapa - a mix of electro-techno and synth-pop music - in collaboration with Casa Canvas.

Sunday 12 February

Ralph Hall's (Independent Artists) performance finds it roots in ecology and takes an artistic look at the cycle of birth and creation.

KIDS

I MIEI OCCHIALI STRAVAGANTI, in collaboration with CBM ITALIA

A creative workshop where kids can design and decorate funny glasses with different materials, fabrics and stickers. This workshop is for children aged 3 - 10 years old and is available every hour from 14.00 to 18.00 on Friday 10 February, and 11.00 to 18.00 on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February.

Kids Lab Area, open daily 11.00 - 18.00

The Affordable Art Fair welcomes even the youngest of collectors the Kids Lab Area is a space exclusively for children, where they can play and learn about art through the creative activities organised by CBM Italia. And what's more, to make sure your little collectors don't run out of energy, Fancytoast provide tasty snacks to keep their creative juices flowing!

Kids Guided Tour

In addition to our daily tours, we will be organising a special tour of the fair for kids only on Friday 10 February at 17.30! The tour is free for all kids.

CASA CANVAS

Have you ever dreamt of living in an art gallery? Thayse Viégas and Maurizio Bergo show us how they transformed their house into an artwork!

Just 35 minutes from Milan, in the heart of Brianza, you'll find a breathtaking 18th century villa surrounding by one of the few existing Italian-style gardens. Climb to the third floor and you will find Casa Canvas, a unique and creative space dedicated to art and design enhancement. It's is a home-gallery which hosts in its spaces different objects, subjects and themes with both great aesthetic and functional value - and you learn all the secrets of this wonderful project at the fair where Thayse and Maurizio will be on hand to advise on finding the perfect location for the works purchased at the fair.

FOOD & DRINK

At the fair, the Warsteiner Bar, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a bite of lunch and a refreshing Warsteiner beer. In addition, Dada Cafè will provide more traditional meals, just follow the pink carpet at the entrance of the fair to find the restaurant.

And this year, we are delighted to be offering a cocktail paradise thanks to the World Class Lounge Bar! Bringing the ultimate in luxury drinks experiences, World Class Drinks use only the finest spirits to create the best cocktails served by their world-class bartenders.

The NESCAFÉ AZERA Tour takes up residence at the Affordable Art Fair! The food truck has already crossed 8 Italian cities and is now coming to Milan. NESCAFÉ AZERA is a new range of high-quality instant coffee enriched with roasted coffee beans and finely ground to give a full, rich and intense flavour. At the fair, you can try two new coffees: NESCAFÉ AZERA Espresso – a short, but intense and full-bodied coffee, and NESCAFÉ AZERA American  balanced and velvety, it’s an ideal long coffee for any time of day.

WE THANK OUR PARTNERS

WITH THE PATRONAGE OF

Comune di Milano Patronage of Milan

MAIN PARTNER

Warsteiner

PARTNERS

World Class Drinks

Nescafé Azera

MEDIA PARTNERS

D la Repubblica

Sky Arte

Artribune

Arte

FRIENDS

Art Sweet Art

Elita

Independent Collectors 

Casa Canvas

Superstudio

Nhow

Fancy Toast

 Wide Group

Movart

WE SUPPORT

CBM Italia

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