MIA PHOTO FAIR 2019

25,000 VISITORS IN FOUR OPENING DAYS CONFIRM THE SUCCESS OF MIA PHOTO FAIR 2019 IX EDITION

The sales figures were excellent: over 80% of exhibitors concluded business

MIA Photo Fair strengthens its bond with Milan and with quality photography.

The data confirms this. In its days of opening to the public – from 22 to 25 March 2019 – the ninth edition of the international fair dedicated to art photography in Italy, conceived and directed by Fabio Castelli and Lorenza Castelli, saw the passage through the spaces of The Mall, in the Porta Nuova district in Milan, over 25,000 visitors.

An important number, which consolidates the result of previous editions, to which is added that of commercial feedback: over 80% of exhibitors have concluded sales.

“In front of the public feedback obtained by MIA Photo Fair – said Fabio Castelli, creator and director of MIA Photo Fair – I should be deeply satisfied. The number of 25,000 visitors is a figure that gives credit to the work done this year by our entire team. But beyond the coldness of the numbers, however important, which confirm the positive trend of recent years, what makes me really happy is the feedback that the fair has received from the public also with regard to the events of the cultural program to which this year we have dedicated a particular effort.

Passing through the corridors of The Mall and in the various stands, I was able to perceive a great feeling of satisfaction from visitors, a clear sign that this year we have achieved the goal of proposing a quality exhibition that has been able to stimulate curiosity. of professionals, collectors or simple photography enthusiasts “.

“This positive perception – continues Fabio Castelli – is underlined by the confirmation, by about 90% of exhibitors, of the stand for the next edition of 2020. It is also possible that, being the next one, that of the tenth anniversary, everyone expects that it could be the most interesting ever “.

“Actually we are already concentrating – concludes Fabio Castelli – on the 2020 edition which will be full of news. A first special project, which we can already announce, is the one curated by Elio Grazioli, who will present in monographic stands, the great Italian protagonists of that decisive passage, which took place from the end of the 1960s “, from the most traditional to the most experimental.”

Among the exhibitors who recorded good sales results, we highlight Kourd Gallery in Athens with three works from the Intimate Cities series by the Greek artist Andreas Theologitis (€ 3,000 each), Podbielski Contemporary in Milan with works by artists such as Eikoh Hosoe (€ 8,000 ), Renè Groebli (€ 4,000), Francesca Woodman (€ 6,000), Francesca Galliani (€ 3,000), Erica Campanella (two photographs for € 1,500 each), Giulio di Sturco (€ 6,000), Courcelles Art Contemporain in Paris with sales for over € 30,000 (6 works by Nicolas Boutruche and one by Xavier Blondeau), Mazel Galerie in Brussels / Singapore with a dozen works by SONAC (each worth between € 1,100 and € 4,800), Boxart Art Gallery of Verona which has achieved great sales success with the works of the Chinese artist Liu Bolin, sold between € 11,000 and € 16,000,Maria Livia Brunelli Gallery of Ferrara with approximately € 13,000, for six works by authors such as Jacopo Valentini and Anna Di Prospero by Antonia Jannone – Architectural Drawings of Milan who sold the complete series of 12 photographs of Marco Palmieri’s Maps (€ 8,000) , Paola Sosio Contemporary Art of Milan with 6 works by Luca Gilli and Giacomo Giannini (prices from € 2,500 to € 6,000); to these galleries are added the excellent results obtained by Spazio Nuovo Contemporary Art in Rome with the works of the Speculare series by the young French artist Edouard Taufenbach who after the success at Paris Photo begins to enter the Italian collections, from Fisheye Gallery in Paris with the works by Delphine Diallo from the Infinite series.for six works by authors such as Jacopo Valentini and Anna Di Prospero by Antonia Jannone – Architectural Drawings of Milan which sold the complete series of 12 photographs of Marco Palmieri’s Maps (€ 8,000), Paola Sosio Contemporary Art in Milan with 6 works by Luca Gilli and Giacomo Giannini (prices from € 2,500 to € 6,000); to these galleries are added the excellent results obtained by Spazio Nuovo Contemporary Art in Rome with the works of the Speculare series by the young French artist Edouard Taufenbach who after the success at Paris Photo begins to enter the Italian collections, from Fisheye Gallery in Paris with the works by Delphine Diallo from the Infinite series.for six works by authors such as Jacopo Valentini and Anna Di Prospero by Antonia Jannone – Architectural Drawings of Milan which sold the complete series of 12 photographs of Marco Palmieri’s Maps (€ 8,000), Paola Sosio Contemporary Art in Milan with 6 works by Luca Gilli and Giacomo Giannini (prices from € 2,500 to € 6,000); to these galleries are added the excellent results obtained by Spazio Nuovo Contemporary Art in Rome with the works of the Speculare series by the young French artist Edouard Taufenbach who after the success at Paris Photo begins to enter the Italian collections, from Fisheye Gallery in Paris with the works by Delphine Diallo from the Infinite series.Paola Sosio Contemporary Art of Milan with 6 works by Luca Gilli and Giacomo Giannini (prices from € 2,500 to € 6,000); to these galleries are added the excellent results obtained by Spazio Nuovo Contemporary Art in Rome with the works of the Speculare series by the young French artist Edouard Taufenbach who after the success at Paris Photo begins to enter the Italian collections, from Fisheye Gallery in Paris with the works by Delphine Diallo from the Infinite series.Paola Sosio Contemporary Art of Milan with 6 works by Luca Gilli and Giacomo Giannini (prices from € 2,500 to € 6,000); to these galleries are added the excellent results obtained by Spazio Nuovo Contemporary Art in Rome with the works of the Speculare series by the young French artist Edouard Taufenbach who after the success at Paris Photo begins to enter the Italian collections, from Fisheye Gallery in Paris with the works by Delphine Diallo from the Infinite series.from Fisheye Gallery in Paris with works by Delphine Diallo from the Infinite series.from Fisheye Gallery in Paris with works by Delphine Diallo from the Infinite series.

As Fabio Castelli pointed out, the cultural program aroused a lot of interest. Each appointment, from the conferences, to the talks, to the Focus on Korea, the host country of this edition, saw a large audience of enthusiasts and professionals alternate at the Talk Area, where it was also possible to appreciate the Visual Dialogues exhibition. Photographs from the Castelli Collection, set up in the Olympus space.

The turnout was very high in the series of meetings that analyzed the world of collecting, both private, with interviews with pairs of collectors from Collezione per due, by the journalist Sabrina Donadel, and institutional with the focus on the new collection of contemporary photography. of the Vatican Museums, with the participation of Micol Forti, curator of the Collection of Contemporary Art of the Vatican Museums.

Sold out for the appointments of the Art and Science format, which investigated the relationships between art photography and the different branches of science, organized in collaboration with the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan. Academic figures in the humanistic and scientific area, such as professors Nicola Canessa, Alberto Sanna and Francesco Valagussa, discussed an interesting topic such as that of neuroesthetics, exploring its limits and potential.

Great enthusiasm also at the Eberhard & Co. space, where visitors became real protagonists of the pinhole experience by entering a darkroom created ad hoc and at the IQOS Space where visitors enjoyed the shots of the Everyday Uniqueness project, conceived and created specifically for IQOS by Paolo Pellegrin, an internationally renowned Italian photojournalist and winner of numerous prizes and awards, including ten editions of the World Press Photo Award.

AWARDS
The BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas Award, a concrete recognition given to the best among the artists who presented their works through art galleries, went to Liu Bolin for the work Mosè, San Pietro in Vincoli (2018), presented from the Boxart Gallery in Verona.
“Liu Bolin – says the jury’s motivation -, born in 1973 in China in the province of Shandong, known throughout the world as a” chameleon artist “who blends into the landscape as the subject of his photographs, has dedicated one of his latest series to Italy, home of the most beautiful works of art in the world, historical monuments and artists of the relief of Michelangelo, Leonardo and Caravaggio.

“Liu Bolin has chosen as the photographic subject of this series the symbolic monuments of the history of Italian art. Mosè, San Pietro in Vincoli is the background to the silhouette of the artist, camouflaged in front of the imposing statue, highlighting the sublime sculptural details and the play of light and shadow that underline the incomparable artistic ability of Michelangelo “.

Now in its sixth edition, the traditional appointment with CODICE MIA is a reference event for mid-career artists who intend to deal directly with collecting experts at an international level.
CODICE MIA is completed again this year with the prestigious Charles Jing Grant for the best portfolio, which adds to the consolidated recognition. The First Prize was awarded to the Swedish Maja Daniels, as her research on the language of the Elven tradition resulted in a perfect balance between photographic expression and ethnological research. The artist was able to cross disciplines, using archival images along with contemporary visions.

The Second Prize went to Luca Locatelli, who analyzes the environmental mysteries of today’s world. The jury was very impressed by the high quality of the photographs and subjects they discovered and wanted to share with us.
The CODICE MIA Jury also awarded an Honorable Mention to Giulio Di Sturco because both the projects he presented were developed in a highly significant way and the images touched the Jury for their moving beauty.

MIA Photo Fair 2019 christened the first edition of the MIA Photo Fair Photography of Architecture award, in partnership with Studio G * AA by Attilio Giaquinto and ArtPhotò by Tiziana Bonomo, aimed at artists who exhibit their works within the Galleries section. The Jury unanimously awarded the prize to Anna Di Prospero’s work entitled Urban Self-Portrait, which is part of the “I amhere” project dedicated to the link between the human figure and space, with the following motivation: “For knowing grasp the relationship between place and person, between individual and architecture – such as the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium in Ravello, the Jubilee Church in Rome, the Vodafone headquarters in Porto and the DenBlå Planet in Copenhagen whose harmony, beauty of the lines,of the style are enhanced by the line of the body with its pose that emphasizes the same elegance. The light so well balanced, diffused on these large, rigid architectures that seem to magically bend softly to the will of man to encourage us to penetrate them, becomes an explicit, poetic call “.

The RaM Sarteano Award, now in its third edition, born from the collaboration between MIA Photo Fair and the Municipality of Sarteano (SI), invites some artists to exhibit in a group exhibition with catalog in the months of July – September 2019, inside the Rocca Manenti in Sarteano. The Award committee selected Riccardo Bandiera, Mario Cucchi, Giuseppe Giudici, Beatrice Speranza.

The first edition of the Rossana Orlandi Award, promoted by Rossana Orlandi in collaboration with MIA Photo Fair, aims to bring out and support new artistic proposals, which contribute to the development of Photography and Contemporary Art in our country.

The award went ex aequo to Isabella Accenti and Massimo Pelagagge, for their projects capable of recovering techniques and images of the past to create contemporary works.

MIA Photo Fair 2019 received the patronage of the Municipality of Milan, the Lombardy Region, the Metropolitan City of Milan and the contribution of the Main Sponsor BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas and the Sponsors Eberhard & Co. and Olympus. Thanks to the support of the Partners Artshell, Centro Studi Leonardo3, Ciaccio Arte, Nino Franco Spumanti, Rufus Photo Hub, Iulm University and San Raffaele Life and Health University.

MIA Photo Fair 2019
The Mall – Milan Porta Nuova – P.zza Lina Bo Bardi
22 – 25 March 2019


GALLERIES


29 ARTS IN PROGRESS Gallery, Milano, Italia
5 ContinentsEditions, Milano, Italia 
A100 Gallery, Galatina (LE), Italia 
ADMIRA, Milano, Italia
AFI – Archivio Fotografico Italiano, Castellanza (VA), Italia
Alberto Damian, Treviso, Italia
Akio Nagasawa, Tokyo, Giappone
Alidem – L’arte della fotografia, Milano, Italia
Amy-D Arte Spazio, Milano, Italia
Antonia Jannone Disegni di Architettura, Milano, Italia
AnzenbergerGallery, Vienna, Austria
ART D2 – Modern and Contemporary Art, Milano, Italia
Art Studio Pedrazzini, Milano, Italia
bArt, Roma, Italia
Galleria Art Events, Bergamo, Italia 
Galleria l’Affiche, Milano, Italia 
Galerie Baudelaire, Anversa, Belgio
Bel Air Fine Art, Venezia/Ginevra/Saint Tropez, Italia/Svizzera/Francia
Boxart, Verona, Italia
Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, Torino, Italia
Galleria Blanchaert, Milano, Italia
C/E Contemporary, Milano, Italia
Carlo Mari Gallery, Legnano (MI), Italia 
Cibrián Gallery, San Sebastián, Spagna 
Civiero Art Gallery, Diano Castello (IM), Italia 
Contrasto Galleria, Milano, Italia
Courcelles Art Contemporain, Parigi, Francia
Galleria Clivio, Milano/Parma, Italia
Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Torino, Italia
Il diaframma, Milano, Italia
Fabbrica EOS, Milano, Italia
Fine Art Images Gallery, Chieri (TO), Italia
Fisheye Gallery, Parigi, Francia
FL GALLERY Federico Luger, Milano, Italia
Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italia 
Galerie Frédéric Got, Parigi, Francia 
Galleria 13, Reggio Emilia, Italia 
Galleria 70, Milano, Italia
Galleria Federica Ghizzoni, Milano, Italia 
Galleria del Cembalo, Roma, Italia 
Galleria Paola Colombari, Milano, Italia 
Galleria Statuto 13, Milano, Italia
Grob Gallery, Ginevra, Svizzera 
GuruShots, Tel Aviv, Israele 
Heillandi Gallery, Lugano, Svizzera
IAGA Contemporary Art, Cluj – Napoca, Romania
Imago Art Gallery, Lugano, Svizzera
Kallenbach Koblenz – Garwain Gallery, Koblenz, Germania
Komiyama Tokyo, Tokyo, Giappone
Kourd Gallery, Atene, Grecia
Lele Gallery, Shanghai, Cina
Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlino, Germania 
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italia 
Galleria Monopoli, Milano, Italia 
MADE4ART, Milano, Italia
MAIOCCHI 15 Art Gallery, Milano, Italia 
MARCOROSSI artecontemporanea, Milano, Italia 
MazelGalerie, Bruxelles, Belgio
mc2gallery, Tivat, Montenegro 
Metroquadro, Rivoli (TO), Italia 
Mizerak Foundation, Ozd, Ungheria 
MLB Maria Livia Brunelli, Ferrara, Italia
Paola Sosio Contemporary Art, Milano, Italia
Photo & Contemporary, Torino, Italia 
Photo Independent, Los Angeles, Stati Uniti 
PodbielskiContemporary , Milano, Italia 
Progettoarteelm, Milano, Italia 
PythonGallery, Zurigo, Svizzera
QGallery, Copenaghen, Danimarca 
Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italia
Second Gallery, Milano, Italia
Shazar Gallery, Napoli, Italia
Galleria Spazio Farini6, Milano, Italia 
SPAZIOKAPPA32, Milano, Italia 
Spazio Nuovo, Roma, Italia
Stamberga Art Photography, Milano, Italia
Still Fotografia, Milano, Italia
Still Young, Milano, Italia
STUDIO 38 Contemporary Art Gallery, Pistoia, Italia
Suite 59 Gallery, Amsterdam, PaesiBassi
The Lanterns | Art, Milano, Italia 
TOBE Gallery, Budapest, Ungheria 
TRAFFIC Gallery, Bergamo, Italia
Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti, Milano, Italia
Valeria Bella, Milano, Italia
Gallery LiljaZakirova, Heusden, Paesi Bassi