SIGHTSEEING & MUSEUMS
Fondazione Prada presents a new exhibition focusing on three major philosophers of the 20th century
This unique exhibition explores the relationship between space, isolation and the philosophical thought. It is hosted in a place that, in turn, has been reborn to life as a location of art. By Amal Angelotti
The name Prada has become legendary throughout the world for causing a revolution in the fashion industry, and for the past few years, it has also been inextricably linked to another important sphere – contemporary art. Established in
1993 by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, Fondazione Prada is an institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture. In addition to its first exhibition site in Milan, the Foundation opened its Venetian headquarters and exhibition space at Ca' Corner della Regina, an 18th century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. Thanks to its breathtaking architecture and storied past, the palace has become a part of the Foundation, which is currently working on a meticulous restoration project of the building, divided into various stages, under the auspices of a Venetian bureau that protects architectural heritage. It is here, amidst stunning symmetrical staircases, imposing ‘porteghi', decorated with stuccoes and exquisite walnut doors, that Fondazione Prada has presented ‘Machines à penser', the blockbuster exhibition curated by Dieter Roelstraete, scheduled to run until 25 November 2018. The exhibition focuses on three major philosophers of the 20th century, Adorno, Heidegger and Wittgenstein, and explores the correlation between conditions of exile, escape and retreat and the physical or mental places which favour reflection, thought and the intellectual process. This immersive journey deepens our understanding of these three philosophers and the relationship between philosophy, art and architecture through the works of artists like Anselm Kiefer, Alexander Kluge, Patrick Lakey, Goshka Macuga, Mark Manders, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Digne Meller-Marcovicz, Jeremy Millar and many others.
>> Fondazione Prada, Santa Croce, 2215 (Ca' Corner della Regina) fondazioneprada.org
Miuccia Prada and Dieter Roelstraete