Saturday, July 09, 2011

Venice Biennale: Not Only Biennale - Ca Corner della Regina - Fondazione Prada

Photograph by Manfredi Bellati

Ca Corner della Regina: Fondazione Prada.  Thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Prada and the Fondazione MuseiCivic di Venezia, the Prada Foundation will use the neo-classical palace Ca Corner della Regina for the next six years and restore the building.  The exhibition Fondazione Prada_Corner della Regina curated by Germano Celant, runs through October 2, and is composed of sections linked to the present and future activities of the fondazione, including the collection of artworks, the architectural and restorative work conducted on the eighteenth-century Venetian palazzo hosting exhibitions, and special projects realized in collaboration with international museums.  The various projects, which have been carried out together with architects, artists and curators, have created an artistic and scientific dialogue with the architectural features of the palazzo and established an innovative exhibition space.  In particular, Nicholas Cullinan has curated the Italian Art 1952-1964 section, Marco Giusti has developed an osmosis between Art and Cinema and Lydia Liackhova has illustrated the relationship between eighteenth-century Meissen porcelains from the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and a work by Jeff Koons.   Thomas Demand has interwoven his photographic work with antique objects from the collections of the Musei Civici di Venezia, while an exchange between history and contemporaneity in the culture of the Middle East has been conceived by Jean-Paul Engelen.  Lastly Rem Koolhass has presented his designs with OMA for the new Fondazione Prada’s headquarters in Largo Isarco, which will be inaugurated in Milan in 2013.
Above:  Pino Pascali – Confluences, 1967

Fondazione Prada. At the press conference, Patrizio Bertelli, Germano Celant, Mikhail Piotrovsky and Rem Koolhaas.  

Fondazione Prada. The Francesco Vezzoli room.

Fondazione Prada. Miuccia Prada.

Fondazione Prada. Ars Longa Vita Brevis, Meissen Porcelain Manufacturing, 18th century Porcelain, 68 elements of various dimensions Collection The State hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

Fondazione Prada. Jeff Koons, Fait d'Hiver, 1968 is shown next to the Meissen Porcelain above.

 photograph by Manfredi Bellati

Fondazione Prada. Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1997-2005. 

Fondazione Prada. Curator Germano Celant his wife Paris and son Argento. 

 Photograph by Manfredi Bellati 

Fondazione Prada. The Lucio Fontana room.

Fondazione Prada. Nicholas Cullinan who curated the Italian Art 1952-1964 section and Fondazione Prada's Astrid Welter.

Fondazione Prada. 18th and 19th century Candelsticks in glass and crystal from the Museo del Vetro, Murano.

Fondazione Prada. Maurizio Cattelan, Untitled, 1997. 

 photograph courtesy Fondazione Prada

 Fondazione Prada.  Damien Hirst, Waiting for Inspiration Blue, 1994 and Waiting for Inspiration Red, 1994.

 Fondazione Prada. Charles Ray, Tub with Black Dye, 1986. 

Fondazione Prada.  Frank Stella, Abajo (Running V), 1964.

 Fondazione Prada.   Famous Italian chef Fulvio Pierangelini was in Venice to cook the VIP dinner hosted by the Fondazione Prada.

Fondazione Prada.   A detail of the model for the new Fondazione Prada headquarters in Milan designed by Rem Koolhaas and OMA due to open in Milan in 2013.

 Fondazione Prada.   Damien Hirst, Loving in a World of Desire, 1996.

 Fondazione Prada.  Manuela Pavesi wearing one of the very first Prada dresses.

 photograph courtesy Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada. Anish Kapoor, Void Field, 1989.
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