Spring exhibitions in Italy: Milan and Venice


Spring exhibitions in Italy: Milan and Venice

Since January 18, 2021, museums in Italy are reopening to the public, even if only on weekdays and only for those residing in the “yellow” regions. Some museums are giving access only to the permanent collections, others are rescheduling the temporary exhibitions that were already set up, others have published the dates of new exhibitions.
We point out some exhibitions that can be visited in the upcoming months in Milan and Venice, others will be added in the coming weeks. However, the warning is to always consult the websites to check the opening dates of the exhibitions which may vary, and for updates on times and methods of booking and visits.


PALAZZO REALE – From 2 March Palazzo Reale in Milan is hosting the first major exhibition devoted to ‘The Ladies of Art’; extraordinarily talented women artists active between the 16th and 17th centuries. Over 150 works by 34 artists, including Artemisia Gentileschi, Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Elisabetta Sirani, Giovanna Garzoni, and many others, tell the incredible stories of talented “modern” women.  2 March / 25 July 2021


Fede Galizia, Giuditta con la testa di Oloferne, 1601. Oil on canvas, 123×92 cm.
Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities – Galleria Borghese.

TRIENNALE MILANO –Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli” examines over 60 years of activity of one of Italy’s greatest masters of design.
The exhibition includes a series of video interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist that illustrate Mari’s theoretical understanding and his extraordinary design skills. 17 October 2020 /18 April 2021. https://triennale.org/


Portrait of Enzo Mari, photo by Ramak Fazel.

MUDEC  (Museum of Cultures)
The MUDEC presents “Qhapaq Ñan. La grande strada inca”. The exhibition tells about the great avenue system built by the Incas and shows the latest discoveries of the MUDEC staff made during excavations in the northwest of Argentina. 9 February / 25 April 2021.



The Querini Stampalia Foundation features the exhibition “Once upon a time there was the plague. Venice and the containment measures of the disease between ‘500 and’ 600 “. Through ancient volumes, prints, and maps, the exhibition traces the history of the great plagues of the past, the propagation of the disease, the hypotheses on the origin and transmission of the disease between medicine and astrology, fear and superstition. 9 February / 2 May 2021


The dress of the ‘plague doctor’, drawing, unknown author, 1656

Bruce Nauman. Contrapposto studies” pays tribute to one of the most significant figures on the contemporary art scene and to the constant research that he has pursued throughout his career. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2009, consecrated in numerous exhibitions in museums around the world, Nauman will present his most recent production, particularly the series of video works that the artist has created in the last five years.

Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier, Paris, 2015

View of the Bruce Nauman’s exhibition at the ‘Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain’, 2015. Photo © Luc Boegly. Featured work: Carousel (Stainless steel version),1988.

and Arsenale in Venice are the main venues of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. “How will we live together?” curated by Hashim Sarkis, after being postponed for a year, will open to the public between 22 May and 21 November 2021 (to find out more, see the Inexhibit post here).

Vo Trong Nghia-Bamboo Stalactite pavilion-2018 Venice Architecture Biennale-photo-Inexhibit 6

Vo Trong Nghia, Stalactite Pavilion, Biennale Architettura 2018, photo Inexhibit

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