FONDAZIONE PRADA | A new permanent space for film, art and architecture in Milan

Opening on the 9th May, the permanent site for the Fondazione Prada will house some of the most incredible art worldwide. The Foundation is the art branch of fashion house Prada, and run by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli.

The Fondazione contains a wide range of work: from notable artists such as Damien Hirst, John Baldessari, and Louise Bourgeois.

No expense has been spared for the Fondazione Prada. For the site, filmmaker extraordinaire Roman Polanski has created a new documentary exploring his creative vision especially for the cinema. Site-specific works have been created by artists Thomas Demand and Robert Gober that engage with the existing industrial architecture. ‘Bar Luce’ designed by Wes Anderson is a highlight, inspired by old Milan cafes, fitting right in with aesthetics and location.

The space itself is a former distillery located in an industrial complex from 1910, made up of existing structures (including warehouses, labs, brewing silos) and three new structures (the museum for temporary exhibitions, a transformable cinema building and a 9-storey high tower) – reimagined by renowned architects Rem Koolhaas and Chris Van Duijn.

For over 20 years the Fondazione Prada have been curating exhibitions, and the next Venice Biennale sees their prior space in the 18th century palazzo Ca Corner della Regina continue to operate exhibiting the ‘Portable Classic’ works. The Fondazione Prada in Milan with exhibit ‘Serial Classic’—an exhibition curated by Salvatore Settis in collaboration with Anna Anguissola – focusing on classical sculpture and exploring the relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture.

Both locations in Milan and Venice with exhibit simultaneously, with the Milan location continuing as a permanent site.

Venice | 9th May until 13th September 2015

Milan | Opening 9th May 2015 onwards

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‘Serial Classic’—an exhibition curated by Salvatore Settis in collaboration with Anna Anguissola – focusses on classical sculpture and explores the relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture. A homage to Greek art, multiples are celebrated.

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Damien Hirst 

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The 1910 distillery has been reimagined by renowned architects Rem Koolhaas and Chris Van Duijn

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Roman Polanski inauguarates the cinema space with his latest work exploring his creative process

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Photography Piotr Niepsuj

www.piotrniepsuj.com

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