Next month, eyes of arts professionals will be on the long awaited opening of the Venice Biennale, taking place from 23 April to 27 November 2022 (pre-opening on 20, 21 and 22 April).
After being delayed a year due to the pandemic (an event that had only occurred during the two World Wars), the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia is back, and curated by High Line art director and chief curator Cecilia Alemani. The exhibition is titled The Milk of Dreams, a reference to a children’s book by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. National participations have been announced, as well as an exciting list of Collateral Events.
“The Milk of Dreams takes its title from a book by Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) in which the Surrealist artist describes a magical world where life is constantly re-envisioned through the prism of the imagination. It is a world where everyone can change, be transformed, become something or someone else. [...] The Exhibition The Milk of Dreams takes Leonora Carrington’s otherworldly creatures, along with other figures of transformation, as companions on an imaginary journey through the metamorphoses of bodies and definitions of the human.”
Statement by Cecilia Alemani, Curator of the 59th International Art Exhibition
Art fairs' dates have also been subject to alterations due to the pandemic, however we have seen a gradual return to the regular ones and the art world readjust to the new normal.
Miart in Milan, for instance, will be exhibiting in April as it used to originally, after postponing its 2021 edition to the month of September. The fair announced a strengthened international reach and several remarkable newcomers for this year's edition.
On the other hand, the Mexican fair Material Art Fair, usually taking place in February, just as Zona Maco in Mexico City, announced in January 2022 new dates and a new venue for its 8th edition and will be inaugurating on the 28th of April in a historic textile factory (Sabino 369).
Also Dallas Art Fair returns to its yearly appointment in April as before, after being postponed to the months of October and November for the last two editions. Same for SP–Arte, opening its doors to the public on the 6th of April at Fundação Bienal, Ibirapuera Park.
In London, two main events will taking place next month: the 34th edition of the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre and the artists-led art fair Roy's Art Fair, at theTruman Brewery.
Scroll down for a more detailed list of art fairs happening worldwide next month.
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List of selected International Art Fairs in April 2022
Miart, 1-3 april 2022, Fiera Milano City– Pav 3 – Gate 5 - viale Scarampo, Milan