Preview Bovisa: Milan Europe 2000

Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC)
Via Palestro 14
May 19–September 16

Milan still doesn’t have a museum of contemporary art, but it will in 2002—on the premises of a pair of gasoline storage facilities in the industrial zone of Bovisa. Looking toward the Museo del Presente’s arrival (the new institution is to be directed by Jean-Hubert Martin), the city is revving up with a massive exhibition of contemporary European art, set in Milan’s only two spaces currently devoted to contemporary art, the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea and the Palazzo della Triennale. Eighteen curators from seventeen nations have invited 120 artists to participate. The emphasis: work specially commissioned for the occasion.

Translated from Italian by Marguerite Shore.