Darsena Milano Tango Marathon will be hosted at M.A.C. Musica Arte Cultura.
Address: M.A.C. – Musica Arte Cultura, Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro 1 – Milan

M.A.C. is the new location for cultural and corporate events managed by the Giuseppe Verdi Symphonic Orchestra Foundation. Opened in 2015, it has already hosted a substantial number of chamber music concerts and this is its Premiere for Tango events. This space, which is owned by the Milanese Transport Company (ATM) , fully fits into the landscape of the industrial areas redeveloped and returned to the city of Milan as places of artistic and cultural interest.
Spread across almost 1000 square meters, the venue counts on several different spaces: ballroom, buffet room, bar, chill out spaces, wardrobe and a beautiful terrace to enjoy the warmth of the last September sun. The ballroom boasts a beautiful 270 square meters wooden floor, that we will configure in a way which will facilitate social exchange while guaranteeing enough space for dancing comfortably without wrestling.
We will keep the number of participants to a number which will ensure a lot of diversity and options for knowing many new friends, but at the same time we will be respectful of space so that that it will be enjoyable to move, socialize and dance.

We are a few steps from the Darsena and the Navigli canals area, one of the most typically milanese: charming by day and thriving during the weekend and nights. The space borders the  big historic tramway depot and we immediately fell in love with it; Trams are one of the symbols of the city, as Milan is truly one of the “Tram cities of the world”. Navigli plus Tram … this is as milanese as you can get!

You can easily reach the M.A.C. by public transport:

  • TRAM 3 (Line 3 Duomo – Grattosoglio) STOP San Gottardo / Via Lagrange
  • TRAM 15 (Line 15 Rozzano – Piazza Fontana ) STOP Castelbarco
  • TRAM 9 (Line Porta Genova FS M2 – Stazione Centrale M2 M3) STOP Porta Lodovica

For those who will arrive before the event and leave after, pre-party and after-party will take place in local milongas.

Pre- party – La Milonguita della Martesana – via privata Antonio Meucci 3, Milano
After party – Cafè Dominguez – via Rovigno 14, Milano
The day After Party – Macao – viale Molise 68, Milano


On the occasion of Darsena Milano Tango Marathon, the MADE4ART space in Milan is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by the Japanese artist Shuhei Matsuyama and art photographs by Raffaele Canepa.
MADE4ART, art space, communication and service studio for art and culture based in Milan, in the Tortona area, is specialized in consulting and providing of works of contemporary art with particular attention to fine art photography.
For more information: MADE4ART | Via Voghera 14, Milan | – – | The exclusive website of contemporary works of art curated by MADE4ART

SHUHEI MATSUYAMA [ Tokyo, 1955 ]

Shuhei Matsuyama is an important japanese artist who was born in Tokyo in 1955. His works have been exhibited in over 100 solo exhibitions and 150 group exhibitions in art galleries and prestigious public and private venues mainly in Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United States. He has also collaborated with major hotels and companies including Four Season Hotel, Mandarin Hotel, Sony and MITSUBISHI. Matsuyama’s work is inspired by the theories of Kandinsky as “color is an inner sound” but also reveals a deep connection with the expressive modalities of oriental culture. Starting from the philosophical intuition, Matsuyama paints the Shin-on, or the sound of things, the music that originates and express them.
The Japanese’s artist’s premise is that everything is Shin-on, sound, and his painting becomes the visible materialization of this idea. The theme of the Shin-on in Matsuyama is of this nature. It establishes a subtle relationship between the visual and the acoustic in which one refers to and inevitably suggests the other. In their silence, Matsuyama’s pictures present themselves as scores to be read, to be brought to life. The gaze invites the mind to discover them, to wander through them like a landscape.
Title of the works: Primo Shin-On | Mixed media panting with Japanese papers on panel.

RAFFAELE CANEPA [ Genoa, 1974 ]

Raffaele Canepa is an italian photographer, he was born in 1974 in Genoa. In 1973 he moved to Milan where for almost 20 years he worked as a producer for TV shows and ADV and a director for broadcast and web documentariesand series. A few years later he stepped into professional photography and he started exploring the reign of infrared light.
MILANO>720nm is a still open project which the artist started back in 2015 experimenting Infrared Photography on landscapes and architecture. After modifyng his camera by removing the sensor filter, he shoots covering the lens with an infrared filter, wich completely blocks visible light and only lets infrared light reach sensor. Technically, what these pictures show, is not visible by naked eye. The most distinctive trait of Infrered Photography is the rendition of bright foliage apposed to deep dark skies. Infrared invisible-to-the-heavily altered. Crispy details and almost no human presence push the cityscapes atmosphere towards a surreal mood; in some very personal way, he likes to describe these as “very silent pictures”.
Title of the works: [Milan > 720 nm], fine Art print on baryta paper | Limited edition of 5 copies per photo.

Both artist are represented by the MADE4ART (Milan). For further information: MADE4ART, Milan |