Red Carpet

New for the 2021 edition, in the Galleria dei Signori between pavilions 11 and 12, Paola Pivi will create a large installation that certifies in the best way possible the return of live attendance to the event. Paola Pivi (Milan, 10 May 1971), an important international artist, will make an entirely livable carpet, a project capable of redefining space and of placing the visitor at the center of the experience. The work is accomplished in partnership with Aquafil S.p.A., one of Italy’s major enterprises and a leader in the world of production of synthetic fibers from recycled materials.



Curated by Saverio Verini

The format offers the public the chance to meet vis-à-vis the artists exhibiting their work at the Fair inside the galleries representing them. The starting point is a specific work capable of ‘speaking to the public’ also through the words of the artist and of the curator.


Critical Collecting

Curated by Antonio Grulli

Now in its fifth edition, the project is one of the most detailed reviews of the world of Italian collecting that to date involves 50 art critics and 50 collectors. The intent of Critical Collecting is to redefine the scope of a collecting approach that is too often relegated to the moment of purchase of works of art seen in the most classical manner, thereby implicitly suggesting the possibility of forging new paths.

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Level 0

Once again, in 2021 the directors of the museums and of the foundations participating in the LEVEL 0 format commit to selecting each one an artist at the Fair with whom to accomplish a project with their museum in the course of the following year.



Curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi

Short 15-minute interviews intended to conduct a transparent investigation into the contemporary art system through the involvement of various culture-related figures, such as philosophers, collectors, artists, curators, institutional representatives who will be asked to reveal their thoughts about the current situation and the new, possible ways of handling it. This is an opportunity for exchange by sharing experiences of crisis and rebirth.