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Milan’s must-see art exhibitions in 2022

May 27, 2022

Milan entices art connoisseurs and admirers with its love of design and fashion. Reflect on alternate perspectives of past and present in the latest exhibitions.

Aldo Rossi. Design 1960-1997

On show for the very first time, more than 350 pieces of furniture, ordinary objects, paintings and studies designed and manufactured by Aldo Rossi from 1960 to 1997 can be seen in this spectacular exhibition. Curated by Chiara Spangaro, in partnership with Fondazione Aldo Rossi and Silvana Editoriale, this visual testimony to his work as a postmodern designer takes you through nine different rooms, each displaying the relationship between his graphic design and craft/industrial products.

Until October 2
Museo del Novecento, Piazza Duomo 8, 201022 Milan

Sneak peek of diffrent rooms of the exhibition
Courtesy of Francesco Carlini
Detail of the Colors, Places, Faces exhibition showing some pictures on the wall
Armani Silos - Magnum Photos - Colors, Places, Faces - Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

Colors, Places, Faces

In honour of Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani presents an evocative photography exhibition in collaboration with Magnum Photos. The multi-faceted perspectives of ten international artists combine a unique mix of art, journalism and storytelling, while exploring reality in an emotional way.  Discover works by a broad spectrum of artists, such as Christopher Anderson, Olivia Arthur and Bruno Barbey, which vary wildly in execution yet express a united vision.

Until November 6
Armani / Silos, Via Bergognone 40, 20144 Milan

Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948-49 | 1958

This exhibition brings together 100 photos by French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, along with letters and magazines. The show is a journey through Cartier-Bresson’s lens of two key moments in China’s history: the fall of the Kuomintang political party, which led to the establishment of the Communist regime in 1948, and Mao’s second five-year plan, known as the ‘Great Leap Forward’, in 1958.

Until July 3
MUDEC Museum of Cultures, 56 Via Tortona, Milan 20144

A hand-painted propaganda Poster © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson _ Magnum Photos
Courtesy of Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Chagall at Mudec
Courtesy of Mudec

Marc Chagall: A Tale of Two Worlds

French-Russian artist Marc Chagall (1887–1985) is best known for his Modernist paintings, but this exhibition features more than 100 of his graphic works and book illustrations. Curated by The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, it reveals Chagall’s illustrations from his wife Bella Rosenfeld’s books, Burning Lights, First Encounter and From My Notebooks. The books delve into Rosenfeld’s experience living in a traditional Jewish community with its language, culture and religious customs.

Until July 31
MUDEC Museum of Cultures, 56 Via Tortona, Milan 20144

Modern and Contemporary Art: Selected Anthology 2022

One of Europe’s most renowned galleries, Tornabuoni Arte, is hosting the 2022 edition of this annual show, which is a retrospective of 19th and 20th century works. If household names such as Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Mirò don’t draw you in, visit to see a 19th century painting by Italian master Giovanni Fattori, known for his landscapes and scenes of military life. There’s also a 2021 video by Fabrizio Plessi, a renowned pioneer of contemporary film art.

Until November 26
Tornabuoni Arte, 34-36 Via Fatebenefratelli, Milan 20121

Courtesy of Tornabuoni Arte

If you’ve enjoyed these inspiring exhibitions and want to learn more about the city’s love for art, find out more about Milan’s Old Masters.

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