Among the first news of the VIII edition of the Italian art fair dedicated to photography and image, the new communication project, made by the South African Artist Siwa Mgoboza.
MIA Photo Fair, the first and only Italian fair dedicated to fine-art photography, begins to knock on the doors of the fans, curious and collectors of this contemporary language of art.
The elements of the eighth edition of the Fair created and directed by Fabio Castelli and Lorenza Castelli begin to take shape.
MIA Photo Fair will be held from Friday 9 to Monday 12 March 2018. Confirmed the location; for the fourth consecutive year in Milan at The Mall, in the Porta Nuova Varesine district.
MIA Photo Fair will offer interesting news. Starting from the new coordinated image of the fair that will be entrusted to the South African artist Siwa Mgoboza (Cape Town, 1993) one of the most interesting talents of the African artistic scene. Siwa Mgoboza’s project, selected in collaboration with African Artists’ Foundation and Lagos Photo Festival to represent MIA Photo Fair 2018, belongs to the “Les Êtres D’Africadia” series.
Mgoboza, who describes himself as a “post-colonial” hybrid, interprets African culture in his own images, representing himself through figures belonging to what he calls “Africadia”, a symbolic space of tolerance and understanding against conflicts and cultural divergences of which Africa is affected. The visions of Mgoboza become a kaleidoscopic expression of multiple identity, a cultural hybrid, indistinguishable by race and sex.
The fabrics used to create the costumes that the artist wears in his photographs are inspired by the English manufacture of the early nineteenth century, which developed during the period of British colonialism in South Africa.
The board of curators of MIA Photo Fair is already working to confirm the high quality of the exhibition proposals that the public has, more and more, shown to appreciate. The last year in fact there were 25,000 visitors who crowded the stands set up at The Mall, with a sales result that exceeded 85% among operators, be they galleries or artists present in the MIA Proposal section.
MIA Photo Fair is already examining the requests of the galleries that propose curatorial projects for exhibitions of individual authors or collectives with the aim of offering a complete cultural proposal updated on new trends.
MIA Photo Fair 2018
The Mall – Milano Porta Nuova
P.zza Lina Bo Bardi
9 – 12 marzo 2018
website: MIA Photo Fair