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director: DEAN BAKER
starring: GIANNI AGNELLI (Young Men Never Die), KEVIN McDONALD
screenplay: Hanna Mayer
shot on location Palazzo della Ragione, Milan
music: Stefano Ianne, Bob Powell, Scott Landers, Eddie Wedder, updating
film running time: 00:16:14

GIANNI AGNELLI | ITALIAN STYLE ICON. A celebrity’s life: he was as adored as a movie star. Upon meeting him, Federico Fellini, one of Italy’s most famous film directors said: “Put a helmet on him, put him on a horse. He has the face of a king.”
Gianni Agnelli (12 March 1921 – 24 January 2003)

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- Piazza Duomo 12 - Milano | Info: (+39) 02.02.02

Opening Hours
Monday 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Tue Wed Fri Sun 9.30 am-19.30 pm
Thu Sun 9.30 am – 22.30 pm
Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram: 1,2,3,12,15,16,19,24,27
Bus: 54
Tube: MM1/MM3 Duomo

5 July 2017 - 24 September 2017

From 5 July to 24 September 2017, at Palazzo Reale in Milano, Giancarlo Vitali’s first anthological exhibit presents a critical reinterpretation of 70 years of his art: from the early works of the 1940s esteemed by Carrà, up to his last and unrevealed production.
Together with his paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, extolled by Giovanni Testori, the exhibit displays a vast selection of never-before-seen finished works, engravings and drawings. The title is Time out, still play. A moment to imagine a different game, a moment to evaluate the values in play and the pace of things. An uncritical pausa fot review. Time out is Giancarlo Vitali's painting time.
Velasco Vitali is the artistic curator who designed the exhibit’s presentation.
At the same time, three exhibitions on specific museums are held: fossils at the Museum of Natural History, engraving in the Sala Viscontea e Sala dei pilastri of the Sforza Castle and the disease, in collaboration with the writer Andrea Vitali, at Casa Manzoni.
Time out is produced by Palazzo Reale e ArchiViVitali.



Manet and modern Paris
8 March 2017 - 2 July 2017

This exhibition at Palazzo Reale is focused on some masterpieces by Edouard Manet that come from the collections of the Musée d'Orsay and portray the artist's attitude towards the changes taking place in Paris between 1850 and 1880 when the city was going to become "capital of capitals". Two almost consecutive ‘Expositions Universelles’, in 1855 and 1867, contributed to increase the rhythm of life in Paris: Manet and his contemporaries well witness the big race into the ‘modern age’.

An exhibition Comune di Milano - Cultura, Palazzo Reale, MondoMostreSkira
Curated by Guy Cogeval, Caroline Mathieu, Isolde Pludermacher

AGNETTI. A cent’anni da adesso
(A Hundred Years from Now)
4 July 2017 - 24 September 2017

The anthological exhibition curated by Marco Meneguzzo with the Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti narrates the creative experiences of one of the leading representatives of conceptual art of the 1970s.

From 4 July to 24 September 2017, Milan’s Palazzo Reale will host an anthological exhibition devoted to Vincenzo Agnetti (1926–1981), the Italian conceptual artist who transformed words into iconic images and images into poetry.


The exhibition entitled AGNETTI. A cent’anni da adesso (A Hundred Years from Now), promoted and produced by Comune di Milano-Cultura, the Palazzo Reale and the Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti, is curated by Marco Meneguzzo with the Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti. Through critical and “sentimental” analysis it invites us to rediscover the artistic universe of Vincenzo Agnetti, grasping its originality, critical rigour, poetics and extraordinary contemporaneity.
It features more than a hundred works executed between 1967 and 1981, and together they offer a clear image of the artist’s path: his poetic and visionary tension, his immense interest in the analysis of creative processes and in art as a statute, and his role as a linguistic investigator and disrupter of the mechanisms of power, including those of the written and spoken word, translated into clear and evocative images. Because, for Agnetti, everything is language: “Images and words form part of a single thought. At times the pause, punctuation, is achieved through images, while at others through writing itself.

Vincenzo Agnetti was born in Milan on 14 September 1926. He graduated from the Brera Academy and then continued his studies at the Piccolo Teatro school. At the age of twenty, he started to write poetry and experimented with informal painting, which he soon abandoned, leaving no trace.

The period he spent in the late 1950s and early 1960s with just a handful of friends, including Castellani and Manzoni, allowed him to share ideals, plans and artistic aspirations.  In 1959, in the journal Azimuth, he published his first “propositional writings”, Non commettere atti impuri, the preface of the Tavole di Accertamento e l’Intervento per la Linea by Piero Manzoni. His South American period dates to 1962, and there he worked in electronic automation. This was the period he defined as ‘liquidationism art no’ and it is documented by his notebooks entitled Assenza. He returned to Italy in 1967 and continued his research in the field of art criticism with writings for artist friends such as Castellani and Melotti, and with short theoretical essays published in journals but also recited as monologues. In 1967 he also commenced the artistic production he would develop with great intensity and richness that can only be explained by his premonition of an untimely death. The production of works followed at a dizzying pace, but this did not keep Agnetti from explaining their meaning, with specific references to the structure and its genesis.
In 1968, with the novel Obsoleto he launched the Denarratori series published by Scheiwiller, with a cover by Enrico Castellani, and he self-published his thesis, which would not be published until 1970.
In the meantime, Agnetti left again to work, first in Norway and then Qatar, short experiences that nevertheless fuelled his artistic activity. A sequence of exhibitions and his presence in international shows inspired him to experiment with types of works using different aesthetics, while continuing the same discourse. In 1973 he also opened a studio in New York, where he lived intermittently, commuting between Milan and the Big Apple, and this gave him important inspiration for his work. On 1 September 1981 he died suddenly in Milan, leaving the unfinished work Il Lucernario and several verses, written a short time earlier in New York, that ended like this: Before the short evening | we will return to take up arms | We will be in Earth in Sun in Air. | Then with the player of flowers. Perhaps.

LR100. RINASCENTE. Stories of Innovation
24 May 2017 - 24 September 2017

The name la Rinascente is 100 years old this year. It was thought up by Gabriele D’Annunzio. This was the beginning of a story of such enthusiasm, talent and farsightedness that, in the early twentieth century, it triggered innovative impact on the consumption models and evolution that led Milan to establish itself as an economic driver in post-unification Italy.
An exceptional variety and quantity of works of art, graphic design, design objects, historic images and previously unseen exhibits will tell visitors how la Rinascente managed to write important chapters in the history of costume, communication and retail.

An exhibition Comune di Milano - Cultura, Palazzo Reale, La Rinascente
Curated by Sandrina Bandera and Maria Canella and OMA/AMO


MUSEO DEL NOVECENTO - Piazza Duomo 12 - Milano | Info: (+39) 72095659

Opening Hours
Mon 14.30pm - 7.30pm
Tue-Wed-Frid-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm
Thu-Sat 9.30am – 10.30pm
Info: 02.88444061
Public Transpots
Tram: 1,2,3,12,15,16,19,24,27
Bus: 54
Tube: MM1/MM3 Duomo

The Museo del Novecento (Museum of the Twentieth Century) in Palazzo dell'Arengario, is a public venue for the display of Milan's collection of Twentieth-Century Art. The museum is intended to be an important cultural institute for researching, understanding and investigating the artistic phenomena, the forms and the language of Twentieth-Century Art. In the 8,200 square metres of exhibition hall will be on display works by Picasso, Braque, Klee, Modigliani, Fontana, Marinetti, De Chirico, Morandi, Burri, and other famous twentieth century artists ranging from the beginning of the century to the 1960s. The paintings and statues will be displayed in chronological order and many have been donated from private collections.

PALAZZO MORANDO - Via Sant'Andrea 6 - Milano | Info: (+39) 02.02.02

Opening Hours
Monday closed
Tue Sun 9am - 13pm | 2.00 pm-5.30pm

Public transports
Tram: 1,2
Bus: 54,61,73,94
Tube: MM1 stop Duomo / MM3 stop Montenapoleone

Paillettes e lustrini nella moda di Palazzo Morando 1770-2004

Sequins and glitter in the fashion of Palazzo Morando 1770-2004

 15 December 2016 - 1 October 2017

“Rosa Genoni 1867-1954.
Alle radici dello stile italiano”

17 February - 2 July 2017

“A LENS ON MILAN. 200 portraits from Maria Mulas' Archive”
Photos Exhibition

1 June - 6 September 2017

Maria Mulas started working as a photographer in the early seventies. Her work has been exhibited in major italian galleries, from the Juvarra cloister in Turin to “Il Milione” gallery in Milan; her work has also appeared at the Venice Biennale. She has photographed many portraits and self-portraits, including artists, intellectuals and international figures. Emilio Tadini has been quoted as saying her portraits are “the mise en scène of an attachment, the fruit of an encounter”.
Maria Mulas gives life to a series of natural and daily observations through a double lens: the one of her Lumix and her spirit of observation, creating a lyric space, based on the reflection

PINACOTECA DI BRERA - via Brera, 28 - | Info: (+39) 02 722 631

Monday - Sunday
8.30 am - 7.15 pm

Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram: 1,2,3,12,14,15,16,19,24,27
Bus: 54
Metro: MM1/MM3 Duomo


Fifth Dialogue “New Perspectives on the 18th Century. Pompeo Batoni and Milan”

8 June - 1 October 2017


On the occasion of the new dialogue will be exploring the 18th century, the era that witnessed the birth of museums in general and of the Pinacoteca di Brera in particular. The Pinacoteca di Brera’s new and highly original dialogue of masterpieces entitled “New Perspectives on the 18th Century. Pompeo Batoni in Milan” is due to run from 8 June to 1 October 2017. The dialogue, juxtaposing works of art from the museum’s own collection with a number of guest paintings, is the fifth in a series inaugurated in 2016 by James Bradburne, the new Director of the Pinacoteca di Brera and Biblioteca Braidense.

MUSEO POLDI PEZZOLI - Via Manzoni 12 - Milano | Info: (+39) 79 4889/6334

Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram 1 stop Via Montenapoleone
Tube MM1 / Duomo
MM3 Duomo - Via Montenapoleone

11 May - 31 July 2017

As part of the Milano Asian Art 2017 show, the exhibition compares two types of Japanese artworks: a netsuke and okimono selection belonging to the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, and some photographs – albumen prints hand-coloured by artists of the period and collotypes – from the “Ada Ceschin e Rosanna Pilone” Foundation in Zurich, which promotes the study of one of the largest worldwide collections of this kind, in deposit at the Museum of Cultures of Lugano in 2012.
The exhibited artworks were made by very skilful Japanese artists and they share the same style and subjects. All made in what is known as the Meji Period (1868-1912), they show daily life scenes and landscapes of an ancient and idyllic Japan, that will be swept away by an uncontrolled modernisation within few decades.
During the Meji period Japan witnessed the fusion of the Western photographic technique with the art of local painters, heirs of an ancient and refined tradition, and able to apply the colour perfectly even on tiny surfaces. The artistic results are of surprising beauty and the subjects represented are so real that it is hard to distinguish them from modern coloured prints. Such a production complied with the demand of Western travellers – the so-called globetrotters – to bring along the memory of an extraordinary Country. Actually the pictures are mostly treasured in splendid souvenirs album with covers lacquered and inlayed with precious materials – two of which will be shown in the exhibition –, brought back from Japan by Western tourists.

PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea Via Palestro 14|Info 02 88446359

Opening Hours
Monday 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm
from Tue to Sun 9.30 am - 7.30 pm

Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram: 1,2
Bus: 61,94
Tube: MM1 stop Palestro


AFRICA. Telling a world

27 June 2017 — 11 September 2017

With a sub-Saharan overview the exhibition investigates today's African art through the works of 33 contemporary african artists.


Credits:. Royal Palace, Brera Pinacoteca, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, PAC

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