Francesco Bonami becomes Milan cultural adviser
The high-profile Italian scholar and curator Francesco Bonami is adding another post to his bulging portfolio, taking on an official advisory role to Milan’s cultural commissioner Stefano Boeri.
Bonami’s task is to create a contemporary art masterplan, incorporating programming, for venues across the city. The art world veteran is set to curate several exhibitions as part of his brief including “Addio anni 70: art in Milan 1969-1970” at the Palazzo Reale in May, followed by the inaugural show, “The Human Family”, at the new museum due to open this autumn in the planned Ansaldo, City of Cultures complex.
This vast centre designed by David Chipperfield is located on the site of the former Ansaldo factory on Via Tortona.
Bonami, the artistic director at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, says that his goal “is to give to Milan a coherent and consistent [contemporary art] programme which has been lacking for decades”.