Milan, 29 March 2019 - For a second year, Intesa Sanpaolo is the main partner of miart in its 2019 edition, the international modern and contemporary art fair organised by Fiera Milano under the artistic direction of Alessandro Rabottini, that will be held at fieramilanocity from 5 to 7 April 2019.

An international spirit, excellence and a focus on local cultural development are the values that the Bank shares with the event. For years Intesa Sanpaolo has actively supported art and culture: Progetto Cultura, one of its many commitments, stages permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Bank’s own art collections, along with initiatives to promote Italian artistic talent at the Cantiere del ‘900 (20th-century Work Site).

Specifically, the Intesa Sanpaolo lounge is to host works of art by Paolo Bini, a young artist from Campania, who in autumn 2016 won the Premio Cairo, a prestigious Italian award recognising works by artists under the age of 40. Intesa Sanpaolo’s collaboration with the artist is a reflection of the Bank’s commitment to promote Italian art and how it embraces contemporary art influences and new forms of creativity.

Paolo Bini, who has featured prominently in major public exhibitions at the Royal Palace of Caserta and in Palermo, not only works in Italy but also in South Africa, and will soon be an artist in residence in New York for the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). An abstract painter with a pure artistic sensibility, Bini rejuvenates the art of painting a with a daring and original approach that is also deeply emotive. One of his exhibited works, Paradise. Con incursioni laterali (“Paradise. With lateral encroachments”) is to become part of the Intesa Sanpaolo collection.
A catalogue dedicated to the artist, SPAZI IMMENSI Paolo Bini (“IMMENSE SPACES Paolo Bini”), has been published in collaboration with Marsilio Editori.

In the Intesa Sanpaolo space at miart, visitors will also have the chance to gain an insight into issues related to art collecting, thanks to a series of talks organised by Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking and coordinated by Alberto Fiz and Marina Mojana, from 5 to 7 April.

Having always had its finger on the pulse of the art world, Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking will be at the Group’s miart 2019 stand to present its entire innovative and comprehensive range of wealth management solutions, with a particular focus on the art advisory service.

Three sessions with experts, art collectors and academics to discover the secrets of the market, the outlook for investment in contemporary art, and the issues surrounding estate planning, not to mention talks on the anniversary of Da Vinci’s death.
Coordinated by Alberto Fiz and Marina Mojana

Friday 5 April 2019 - 5:30 p.m.
Family collections. A heritage to pass down and protect

Giuseppe Calabi, CBM & Partners, legal firm
Franco Dante, Dante & Associati, tax consultancy firm

Saturday 6 April 2019 - 5:30 p.m.
The many faces of collecting

Roberta Ceretto, collector 
Fabio Gori, collector 
Paolo Gori, editor
Stefania Gori Cipriani, art historian
Sunday 7 April 2019 - 5:30 p.m.
Contemporary da Vinci. From Robert Longo to Nicola Samorì

Pietro Marani, Professor of Modern Art History, Politecnico di Milano, art historian and critic
Demetrio Paparoni, Art critic and curator of the exhibition 'L’ultima Cena dopo Leonardo' (“The Last Supper After Leonardo”) at the Fondazione Stelline in Milan

Press information:
Intesa Sanpaolo - Media Office for Institutional, Social and Cultural Activities
Silvana Scannicchio +39 3357282324 stampa@intesasanpaolo.com