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Miart 2024: how much do the works cost? Our selection of 15 works, with prices

Miart 2024: how much do the works cost? Our selection of 15 works, with prices

The twenty-eighth edition of Miart, the international modern and contemporary art fair in Milan organized by Fiera Milano, has opened, and as has been customary for some time now at contemporary art fairs, we asked some galleries for the price of som...
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Miart 2024, the 10 best booths at Milan's contemporary art fair

Miart 2024, the 10 best booths at Milan's contemporary art fair

Miart, Milan 's international modern and contemporary art fair organized by Fiera Milano, which is now in its 28th edition this year, the fourth directed by Nicola Ricciardi, is kicking off. In fact, from April 12 to 14, 181 galleries from 28 countr...
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In the beginning was the egg

In the beginning was the egg

From the Latin primitivus, "first in order of time," the term "primitive" is used to describe a period before the present. When early humans began to explore the land, seas, rivers and discover fire, their dawning was marked by a profound moment of ...
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TEFAF 2024, the world antiques fair ends. Here are the main sales with prices and photos

TEFAF 2024, the world antiques fair ends. Here are the main sales with prices and photos

The closing of the 37th edition of TEFAF Maastricht last night was met with consensus among exhibitors: the fair, after the Covid years, was reborn, and during its eight days of opening (March 8 to 14: read our report here), nearly 50,000 visitors ga...
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Reportage from TEFAF: a tour of ancient art at the 2024 edition of the Maastricht fair

Reportage from TEFAF: a tour of ancient art at the 2024 edition of the Maastricht fair

The European Fine Art Fair, TEFAF, a near-legendary annual event where everything takes on out-of-the-ordinary proportions, from the quantity of exhibitors to the turnout of the public to the mind-boggling bargaining figures. The numbers are impressi...
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Designer Manfredi della Gherardesca's eclectic collection goes up for auction.

Designer Manfredi della Gherardesca's eclectic collection goes up for auction.

Going up for auction on Wednesday, April 24, at the British house Dreweatts, is the collection of Count Manfredi della Gherardesca (1961 - 2022), a celebrated interior designer, collector, art dealer, and curator who passed away in 2022. The sale, ti...
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Has the war made Ukrainian art stronger? Report from a trip to Kiev

Has the war made Ukrainian art stronger? Report from a trip to Kiev

Returning by train from Kiev to Przemyśl and then on to Krakow, on a journey of more than fifteen hours overnight, I keep looking at the Air Raid Alert Map site that shows in real time the regions under risk of attack. It almost seems as if the r...
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A participatory museum site. The case of the MAR - Regional Archaeological Museum of Aosta.

A participatory museum site. The case of the MAR - Regional Archaeological Museum of Aosta.

Imagine a museum that is easy to understand, engaging for you and yours, requiring no specialized skills to interact with objects and content. Imagine a museum where you would feel comfortable, where you could find answers to varied questions that ar...
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Arte Fiera 2024, gallerists' views on the 50th anniversary edition

Arte Fiera 2024, gallerists' views on the 50th anniversary edition

Over 50,000 visitors, shared satisfaction, good feedback in terms of sales: the 50th anniversary edition of Arte Fiera in Bologna turned out to be one of the best in recent years. Confirmed, after last year's return, in the traditional venue of Bolog...
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Bologna, Arte Fiera 2024 starts: the 10 best stands according to Finestre Sull'Arte

Bologna, Arte Fiera 2024 starts: the 10 best stands according to Finestre Sull'Arte

Off to the 50th anniversary edition of Arte Fiera. The Bologna exhibition-market opened to the public today after a preview reserved for press and "VIPs," and celebrates an important anniversary this year. 171 galleries, a Main Section divided betwee...
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Bologna, Arte Fiera 2024 starts. The preview images

Bologna, Arte Fiera 2024 starts. The preview images

The 50th anniversary edition of Arte Fiera kicks off in Bologna . It was 1974 when Bologna's modern and contemporary art fair first opened to the public: today it is the longest-running fair in Italy and enjoys excellent health. Indeed: the 50th edit...
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Correction, contraction, normalization: how was the art market in 2023

Correction, contraction, normalization: how was the art market in 2023

Correction, contraction, normalization. Like a "tik tok tak" we scan the three downward magic words of the 2023 art market. Three key terms repeated in a machinelike fashion and reproduced as a mantra whenever there was a need to draw conclusions aft...
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On the problem of the Garisenda tower. Bruno Zanardi's point of view

On the problem of the Garisenda tower. Bruno Zanardi's point of view

For Giorgio Macchi, sit tibi terra levis For some months now in Bologna there has been a fear that the Garisenda municipal tower, one of the symbols of the city, may collapse. This is a complex and serious problem about which there are many things t...
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Box in a suitcase, Marcel Duchamp's portable museum

Box in a suitcase, Marcel Duchamp's portable museum

"Everything important I have ever done could fit in a small suitcase," declared Marcel Duchamp (Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp; Blainville-Crevon, 1887 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1968). In fact, between 1935 and 1941 the artist worked on a particular project ...
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Verona, new projects and exhibition space at the Chapter Library

Verona, new projects and exhibition space at the Chapter Library

The Verona Chapter Library Foundation, established in 2019 to ferry into the future the oldest library in the world still in activity (documented with certainty since the year 517 A.D.), is developing a complex and multifaceted project that sees mill...
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The museum is pleasure, health and well-being

The museum is pleasure, health and well-being

Everyone seeks to be well: yearning for emotional and social well-being is a thought that belongs to every human being. The aspiration to improve the conditions of one's existence, the ambition for a prestigious professional career and an increase in...
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