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miart - Supernova 23




From the 14th to the 16th of April 

Intesa Sanpaolo presents "Supernova 23" with seven emerging young arists

As long-term Main Partner of miart, the International contemporary art fair, running from the 14th to the 16th of April in Milan, Intesa Sanpaolo presents an exhibition of works by seven emerging, young artists selected by curator Luca Beatrice. The exhibition will be on view at the Bank Lounge within fieramilanocity_MiCo (viale Scarampo, Gate 5, pier 3).

The exhibition Supernova 23” brings together works by Giuditta Branconi, Andrea Fontanari, Arvin Golrokh, Erik Saglia, Delfina Scarpa, Davide Serpetti, Marta Spagnoli, all born between 1989 and 1998.

To accompany the exhibition, in the premises of the Bank Lounge at the fair, the Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking Group will be presenting a series of three events on art and collectors’ rights. It will feature several important experts in the field, including Giuseppe Calabi, Cristina Riboni, Maria Grazia Longoni, Cristina Resti, Alessandra Donati and Filippo Tibertelli De Pisis, in conversation with Alberto Fiz and Marina Mojana.

These events will take place as follows:
Friday 14 April at 17:30: “Legal notice. The Fates of Restricted Works of Art”
Saturday 15 April at 17:30: “The Value of Protection. How to protect the collection”
Sunday 16 April at 15:00: “Artists’ archives. When the authentication becomes a guarantee”

Throughout the duration of the Milan Artweek, from Tuesday 11 April to Sunday 16 April, the Gallerie d'Italia, Intesa Sanpaolo's museum in Milan, will exceptionally open the doors of its exclusive vault, located in the heart of Palazzo Beltrami (the historical headquarters of Banca Commerciale Italiana). The vault, once dedicated to housing the safe deposit boxes, now reveals to visitors its austere and elegant architectural face, lightened by the iron ornaments with phytomorphic motifs, and treasures almost 500 works selected from Intesa Sanpaolo's collection of modern and contemporary art. These include several masterpieces from the Luigi and Peppino Agrati Collection, now part of the Group's artistic heritage. A unique and refined space, which offers the unprecedented opportunity to take an excursion through Italian and international 20th-century art. Access to the vault is included in the museum admission ticket.

With this long-term relationship with miart, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group strengthens its commitment for the city's cultural development, following the aim of consolidating Milan's central role within the national and international, modern and contemporary art field, and of offering the city further stimuli for growth and economic, cultural and civil development.

With the exhibition “Supernova 23”, Intesa Sanpaolo reaffirms the commitment it shares with miart 2023 for the support and promotion of emerging young artists.

The selected artists, all born between 1989 and 1998, represent a wide variety of inspirations; yet they also approach the canvas as a platform on which to map out metaphorically different styles. In this way they give new life to established definitions and formulae. The result is a series of works where different places and times can coexist. This is why the exhibition is nurtured by the presence of artists such as Arvin Golrokh born in Iran, or by Davide Serpetti and Andrea Fontanari, where dreamlike atmospheres and hyperreal settings help visualise scenes of a suspended time; and also by the desire shared by all artists in the exhibition to keep looking at the past in order to challenge the most established visual strategies of our days. The a-temporal condition of these works manifests itself not only as free play, it also becomes the key indicator of a complex and constantly evolving time.


For more informations about the artists and the events