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Fondazione Prada now bringing photography

The Fondazione Prada is to open a new photography gallery next month, in Milan’s oldest shopping arcade, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. According to The Art Newspaper, this photography gallery, on the fifth and sixth floors of the building in which Mario Prada opened his first store in 1913, will be named Osservatorio. The inaugural exhibition, called “Give Me Yesterday”, will be presenting works by fourteen Italian and international artists including Ryan McGinley, Joanna Piotrowska and Melanie Bonajo. The show is scheduled to start on 21 December and run until 12 March...

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Fondazione Prada opens new venue in Milan

Fondazione Prada has announced that its new Milan venue will open to the public on 9 May 2015. Prior to the opening, the Fondazione will hold preview days from 2 until 8 May. The new exhibition space was designed by a team of architects from OMA, led by Rem Koolhaas, and consists of three new structures added onto the existing buildings of a former distillery dating from the turn of the 20th century. The venue is situated in Largo Isarco, in the South of Milan, on a 19,000 square-metre site, which will include an entrance building with a children’s centre and a bar, the latter designed by Wes Anderson. Founded in 1993, Fondazione Prada now operates several exhibition spaces including a Venetian venue, located in the 18th century palazzo Ca’ Corner della Regina. From May and throughout summer 2015, both locations will be thematically linked by two ancient art exhibitions curated by Salvatore Settis, in collaboration with Anna Anguissola and Davide Gasparotto: “Serial Classic” in Milan which will run from 9 May until 24 August 2015, and “Portable Classic”, in Venice from 9 May until 13 September...

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Fondazione Prada unveils new OMA-designed building

Set to open in May 2015, Fondazione Prada has uncovered plans for their OMA-designed building in Milan. The institution is centred on contemporary art and culture and has organised exhibitions for artists including Louise Bourgeois and John Baldessari. The new space opens as the foundation celebrates its 25th year, and transforms an old industrial complex into 120,000 square feet of exhibition space. Included in plans are a duplex space for exhibitions (Podium), a multifunctional auditorium (Cinema) and a nine-storey tower overlooking the city’s center (Torre). The original Venice location will still be the centre of the foundation, with the Milan space acting as a satellite. Architecture firm OMA was co-founded by Rem Koolhaas in...

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Prada Foundation presents “Art or Sound”

Venice’s Prada Foundation is once again collaborating with art critic Germano Celant, having recently announced plans to host “Art or Sound”, to be on display at the Ca’Corner della Regina from 7 June to 3 November 2014. The exhibition explores the relationships between art and sound through a number of musical instruments, presenting them as both works of art, and as practical objects for the production of sound. The Palazzo Ca’Corner della Regina, which was completely restored by the Fondazione Prada, is to present instruments encompassing the 17th to 21st centuries, along with avant-garde objects such as Intonarumori by the Futurist artist Luigi Russolo. Works by composers including Alvin Lucier and John Cage are also to be presented, as well as Kinetic sculptures by artists Takis and Stephan von...

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Prada to christen restored palazzo with art and sound

Venice, 11 March 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Fondazione Prada has released details of its upcoming exhibition, entitled “Art or Sound”, which is to inaugurate the renovated Ca’ Corner della Regina palazzo. The show is to coincide with the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale, running from 7 June to 3 November 2014. According to BLOUIN ARTINFO, the Venetian palazzo is to be filled with sound installations, musical instruments and kinetic sculptures. The exhibition is to create a discourse between art and sound, questioning their relationship and proximity to one another. The sculptural quality of musical instruments is to be reconfigured through an exploration of the boundaries between the artist and the musician. Featured names in the exhibition are to include John Cage, Nam June Paik, Robert Morris, Robert Rauschenberg and Stephan von Huene. The Fondazione Prada, the non-profit extension of the eponymous Italian fashion house, acquired the Ca’ Corner della Regina in 2011. The historic 18th-century palazzo, situated on Venice’s Grand Canal, is to function as a new exhibition space and cultural...

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