Intrigued by contemporary art, and have a secret desire hidden by a shy wallet to buy and collect?
Superstudio più's Affordable Art Fair Milan is for you...More......
Affordable Art Fair Milan, via Tortona 27, 2-5 February 2012
Thursday 2 February 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., Art&Flames Night Event 6 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Friday 3 February 11:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Saturday 4 February 11:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Sunday 5 February 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
It promises a good selection of contemporary art pieces from E. 100 to E. 5000. (And since the pieces are contemporary and most probably by little, or lesser, known artists, the national cultural patrimony laws won't prohibit you taking whatever you buy out of the country...something always to keep in mind when shopping for art.)
But you have to fork over E. 13 just to get in.... (it seems ridiculous to me to pay for the privilege of giving someone more money....).
Nevertheless, it should be challenging and exciting to see what's bubbling in the newest of new art markets (as I presume there'll be lots of younger unestablished artists offering these affordable prices).
I'm still undecided (it ain't just the money...O.K., it is partly the money...it's mostly a dig-in-my-heels disgust at having to pay in order to pay...), though I've been yearning to go (this surprised little miss non-contemporary-art me) ever since I saw the first ads.
If you go, let me know what you think. (They also hold these Affordable Art Fairs in London, Brussels, New York, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Singapore.)
In the meantime, it's a good place to remind you again (ad nauseam?) that I get no kickbacks of any kind--not even a stick of chewing gum!--for my reviews and comments.
Lifted directly from their web site is the following:
Via TORTONA, 27 - MILANO 20144
Tel. +39 02 422501 - Fax +39 02 475851
HOW TO REACH US
SUBWAY: Green line MM2 P.ta Genova or S.Agostino
BUS: Lines 47- 59 - 68 - 74 - 90/91
TRAM: Lines 14 - 29/30
LINATE AIRPORT: Bus 73 to S.Babila + Red line MM1 Cadorna + Green line MM2 P.ta Genova or S.Agostino
MALPENSA AIRPORT: Malpensa Express train to Cadorna + Green line MM2 P.ta Genova or S.Agostino
For more info (yeah!, they have pages in English), see: