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Photography has always been considered a fundamental element of the visual art scene and over the last few years it has established itself and gained a ground of its own in the markets. A trend which is highly regarded by Arte Fiera 2015, the initiative born out of a union of excellence, between BolognaFiere and MIA Fair (Milan Image Art Fair) , with a section dedicated exclusively to photography for the second year running.
The first and most important art fair dedicated to photography in Italy, designed and directed by Fabio Castelli, Milan Image Art Fair features some 24 selected galleries, of the highest level, with their photographers, Italian and international, famous and emerging, traditional and experimental, classical or avant-garde.
Born in 2011 from an idea of Fabio Castelli, MIA Fair seeks to highlight the transversal role that photography has taken on, between languages that express art and the world of contemporary art. Projects presented cover a varied number of topics, ranging from discovery of the body and architectural spaces to abstract photography, alongside monographic stands displaying in-depth and intriguing analyses of individual artists.
The last edition was a huge public success: 20,000 visitors – including collectors, journalists, curators and art enthusiasts – visited the stands, admiring the works presented and participating in conferences, publishing house presentations and book signings organized with international guests.
This year, while MIA Fair prepares for an event dedicated to the themes of Expo 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, to be held on 11 – 13 April in the new location of The Mall in the heart of the new Milanese downtown at Porta Nuova, the union with Arte Fiera will be seen again, in a mix whose main strength is the shared path between the first and most prestigious Italian art fair and the young and original fair of Castelli.
This mix represents an opportunity repeated for the second year running, destined to become a point of reference on the international photography scene.
Featured Galleries include: Alquindici, Arionte Arte Contemporanea, Artistocratic, C.A.M. Galeri, Costantini Art Gallery, Con-Temporary Art Paola Sosio, Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Forma Galleria, Little Birds, Made4art, mc2 Gallery, MLB home gallery, Must Gallery, Galleria Pack, Ph Neutro, Photo & Co., Photographica Fine Art, RB Contemporary, Romberg Arte Contemporanea, Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea, Spazio Nuovo, Valeria Bella, VisionQuest, Weber & Weber.