The title of the 2024 edition of Miart is No Time No Space: a tribute to Franco Battiato and a hymn to the absence of demarcation lines to expand the space for the most daring explorations

Password: expand your boundaries. The miart presents itself at the starting stands with this mantra which continues to resonate in the heads of gallery owners, collectors and simple enthusiasts.

Goodbye borders, space for the most daring explorations, both from a territorial and temporal point of view. Nicola Ricciardi, in his fourth year as director, is certain: the key to success is the interaction between realities, from forays into public space in the city of Milan until it spilled over into the week of the Salone del Mobile.

It is no coincidence that the title of the 2024 edition is No Time No Space, a homage to Franco Battiato and a hymn to the absence of dividing lines.

The numbers of the event which will take place at the Allianz MiCo from 12th to 14th April are important. There are almost 190 galleries present, representing 28 nations for a total of over 700 works of art on display.

The starting point of this journey will be the Italian galleries, which represent over half of the total selected exhibitors.

But the foreign representation is also impressive with prestigious entries such as the New Yorker Helena Anrather, the German Galerie Buchholz, the Brazilian Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, the Londoner Greengrassi, the Swiss Fabienne Levy and the Belgian Super Dakota. There are three sections: the first two, Established and Emergent, are "historic", so to speak, while the third, Portal, is a new entry.

“It is a territory - explain the curators Julieta González and Abaseh Mirvali - where we mix up the times to talk about our time, grasping the tumultuous and ever-changing flow of immediate current events what in art is stable and durable. All dedicated."

In a nutshell, this third area hosts ten galleries that offer as many exhibitions designed to discover artistic practices that are only apparently very distant.

If Established, the main section of miart, will be the setting for galleries that alternate strict contemporaneity and 20th century in the artistic field but also in authorial design, Portal will focus its spotlight on outsiders who did not get the deserved recognition.

Last but not least: Emergent. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, this last thematic area will present the artistic research and experiments of today's young artists.

“Fifteen international galleries from Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Vienna, Belgrade, will join seven other young Italian galleries from Rome, Milan, Livorno and Cremona in the presentations of ambitious artistic projects exploring painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography,” explains Franchini.

Another novelty is Timescape, an exhibition project that will develop over the next three years and which will focus the spotlight on works created in periods increasingly distant in time compared to the traditional chronological offering of the trade fair event.

The visual campaign is also completely new, entrusted for the third consecutive year to the multidisciplinary studio Cabinet Milano which chose to work with the American photographer and director Charlie Engman, famous for his work balanced between photography and artificial intelligence, to give life to a surreal tour in which art, nature and reality mix.

But a fair that celebrates the absence of borders cannot fail to have creative 'crossing borders'. Among the many we choose the one represented by “Comets. Vanguards of another solar system", organized in collaboration with Careof and presented at the Anteo Palazzo del Cinema.

Curated by Marta Bianchi and Marta Cereda, the project is a screening program of artists' film works from the Careof Video Archive, from the collections of the Municipality and from the galleries participating in the Milanese event.

Another trespass is then offered by the initiative of the conceptual artist David Horvitz who will occupy the spaces of BiM, the ambitious urban regeneration project which is transforming a monumental building designed in the Bicocca district by Vittorio Gregottiin a cutting-edge work destination, with a project halfway between installation and performance.

The latest crossing is perhaps the most intriguing of all: the one with the very nearby Milan Design Week.

Many contents created during the days of the fair, in fact, were conceived by Ricciardi precisely to overflow into the following week thanks to the partnership with, which will give life to numerous themed itineraries which will involve many city galleries.