Must See Milan

  • Ends February 14th 2016

  • Having taken over Paris’s Palais de Tokyo in 2013, Berlin’s Schinkel Pavillon in 2014, and New York’s Park Avenue Armory this past summer, the French artist brings his signature mix of light, sound, and choreography to Milan. Parreno’s first survey in Italy includes a number of his iconic “Marquees,” flickering light sculptures the artist has been producing since 2007.

    Philippe Parreno Hypothesis

    Oct 22, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016


    Via Chiese 2  / +390266111573 /
    Thu - Sun 11am to 11pm

  • Ends February 27th 2016

  • The American artist’s solo exhibition continues at 7 via Stradella, where a group of seven carpets emblazoned with Braille texts describing the weather (by authors such as Raymond Chandler and Haruki Murakami) hovers, like ominous storm clouds, above the floor.

    Barbara Bloom The Weather

    Dec 3, 2015 - Feb 27, 2016

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 7

    Via Stradella 7  / +39022043555 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7:30pm

  • Taking over two of the gallery’s spaces on the via Stradella, Barbara Bloom’s latest works combine her longtime fascination with invisibility and her close ties to literature. In a new photographic series, “Works for the Blind,” Bloom has typed Braille over images of optical illusions to suggest that blindness is also a state of mind.

    Barbara Bloom The Weather

    Dec 3, 2015 - Feb 27, 2016

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 1

    Via Stradella 1  / +39022043555 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 1pm, Tue - Sat 3pm to 7:30pm

  • On the heels of Jonas’s major traveling exhibition, which debuted at Milan’s Hangar Bicocca last year and is currently at the Malmö Kunsthall (through January 10), Raffaella Cortese is showing two never-before-seen videos and a new drawing series by the pioneering video and performance artist. In addition, elements of They Come to Us Without a Word, 2015, Jonas’s haunting installation for the US Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, are also on view.

    Joan Jonas

    Dec 3, 2015 - Feb 27, 2016

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 4

    Via Stradella 4  / +39022043555 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 1pm, Tue - Sat 3pm to 7:30pm

  • Ends March 4th 2016

  • Inspired in part by Man Ray’s photograph of Jean Cocteau working on a pipe cleaner construction, Rodney Graham’s exhibition presents the work of a fictional pipe cleaner artist. In addition to paintings and sculptures supposedly made in the 1960s in Italy, Graham has fabricated an elaborate backstory for his invented modernist artist who he describes as “an avid scuba diver . . . influenced by the colorful diversity of Mediterranean coral.”

    Rodney Graham Pił Arte dello Scovolino!

    Jan 28 - Mar 4, 2016

    Lisson Gallery | Milan

    Via Zenale 3  / +390289050608 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 1pm, Mon - Fri 3pm to 6pm

  • Ends March 6th 2016

  • This exhibition of exhibitions curated by Vincenzo De Bellis comprises seven shows that collectively cover fifty years of Italian art, from the 1960s to the present. The title and design of this ambitious project, which takes over the entire first floor of the Milan Triennial with pieces by more than seventy artists, comes from Arte Povera artist Giulio Paolini’s Ennesima, 1973, which is divided into seven paintings.

    Ennesima / Umpteenth

    Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 6, 2016

    Fondazione la Triennale di Milano

    Viale Alemagna 6  / +3902724341 /
    Tue - Sun 10:30am to 8:30pm, Thu 10:30am to 11pm

  • Ends March 26th 2016

  • Made from printed emails and newspapers, Judith Hopf’s recent snake sculptures embody the digital era’s scarily endless cycle of news and information. Also on view, her latest video More, 2015, was inspired by the Eames brothers’ Powers of Ten films, 1968 and 1977, and uses images from Google Maps to zoom from outer space to an inner world.

    Judith Hopf !hear rings!

    Jan 21 - Mar 26, 2016

    kaufmann repetto

    Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7  / +390272094331 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7:30pm

  • Opens April 2nd 2016

  • Since 1923 the Triennale di Milano has been a showcase for modern design, including decorative arts, fashion, and architecture. Among the exhibitions this year, “Arts and Foods: Rituals since 1851” (April 9­–November 1), curated by Germano Celant, provides a global overview of the connection between food-related aesthetics and rituals.

    Apr 2 - Sep 12, 2016

    La Triennale di Milano

    Viale Alemagna 6  / +3902724341 /

  • Ends April 3rd 2016

  • The debut presentation of German photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke (whose last major retrospective was at Berlin’s Akademie der Künste in 2012) in Italy features a selection of vintage prints from the 1930s to the 1970s. One of the pioneers of German photography, Hajek-Halke was a founding member of the West German avant-garde group Fotoform and experimented with camera and darkroom techniques throughout his too-little-known career.

    Heinz Hajek- Halke Heinz Hajek-Halke

    Feb 6 - Apr 3, 2016

    Galleria Carla Sozzani

    Corso Como 10  / 0039 02 653531 /
    10:30am to 7:30pm daily, Wed - Thu 10:30am to 9pm

  • Ends April 10th 2016

  • Works by the late Italian sculptor are installed across Christian Stein’s Pero and Monforte locations. A re-creation of Fabro’s first solo exhibition (Vismara gallery, Milan, 1965) at the Corso Monforte gallery features early sculptures showing the influence of fellow Italian postwar artists Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.

    Luciano Fabro FABRO

    Oct 28, 2015 - Apr 10, 2016

    Galleria Christian Stein | Milan

    Corso Monforte 23 Milan / Via Vincenzo Monti 46 Pero (Milan)  / +39 02 76393301 / +39 02 38100316 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • A collaboration with the Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro, this presentation of the late Italian sculptor’s work is split between the gallery’s Pero and Corso Monforte venues. On view in Pero, pieces from Fabro’s famous “Piedi” (“Feet”) and “Attaccapanni” (“Clotheshangers”) series.

    Luciano Fabro FABRO

    Oct 28, 2015 - Apr 10, 2016

    Galleria Christian Stein

    Corso Monforte 23, 20122 Milan | Via Vincenzo Monti, 46 20016 Pero  / +390276393301 / +390238100316 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends April 15th 2016

  • Everyone knows that Sol LeWitt distilled art to the bare essentials: ideas and materials. Showcasing the late Minimalist’s range between the 1960s and 2000s, the thirteen works on view here prompt reconsiderations of his output via an early geometric ink drawing, large and small sculptural explorations of the white cube, and a few surprising colorful late-career gouaches.

    Sol LeWitt

    Jan 27 - Apr 15, 2016

    Cardi Gallery | Milan

    Corso di Porta Nuova 38  / +390245478189 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 7pm