Art Expo Milan 2015

"Tulip of Spines" by Marendo Müller is in public domain on Wikimedia commons
"Tulip of Spines" by Marendo Müller is in public domain on Wikimedia commons

Article by Hanna Johnson:

Artists, art lovers, and culture seekers, get ready for the Art Expo 2015 in Milan. The ArtExpo is not your run-of-the-mill simple art exhibition. Rather, it is an in-depth project that brings together artists, art collectors and art lovers. They meet this year in Milan, getting to know each other and alternative solutions for business in the world of art. ArtMeet, one of the major events at the ArtExpo, is a presentation of the best artists from all around the globe. It is an event not to be missed, so make sure to check train times and book your hotel much beforehand. Luckily, this year the expo runs from July 2nd to September 30th. This means 90 whole days of art appreciation, innovation, and business in the heart of Milan.

The idea has been in the works since 2013, and the venue could not be more perfect: The Mecenate neighborhood in Milan. This is one of the most import areas for cultural and entertainment events. In fact, RAI has its studios in this neighborhood as well as Italian radio, television, and SKY Italia. The building is also in front of Gucci’s new headquarters. As we all know, the World Expo is being hosted in Milan this summer, making it a central location for all this cultural and international activity.

Let me highlight some of the major events that will be offered at the ArtExpo Milan 2015: Conferences related to art investment and business, art labs, Italian specialties and tastings, institutional meetings and artist workshops. To participate as an audience member, or host an event of your own, write an email to events. The organizers welcome visitors from all over the world in order to offer an international vision of culture and art.

Now let’s take a look at a few of the art exhibitors of the ArtExpo 2015. Exhibits will range from the sculptures of the genius Patricia Olguin (Peru) to the mesmerizing Italian painter Samantha Gandin. Frank de Haas, a Dutch sculptor, will bring many of his larger-than-life pieces all the way to Milan for the show. Don’t forget about Veronica Domingo Alonso, the experimental Spanish painter that uses huge canvases and evokes strong dreamlike emotions. For a whole list of the featured exhibitions, and to apply to be a featured artists, just go to www.artexpo2015.com and you will find all the information you need. Also, if you are planning to participate (even in the audience) send an email to the organization explaining the length of your stay and your intentions at the expo. They will help you organize your travel and recommend the best period in which to attend, based on your interests.

A bit about ArtMeet: It was created with the intention of creating a network for art buyers and collectors, incorporating the best in both contemporary and international contemporary art. Since 2013, the presentation has occurred at their very own ArtMeet gallery. The presentation included art from across Europe, as well as highlighting selected Italian upcoming artists. They collaborate with the embassies of Denmark, Norway, Poland, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the Milan-based Austrian Forum of Culture. Needless to say, it is truly an international event that sets the stage for great discussion, trade, and advancements in the industry of contemporary art.

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