Atlas

Group Exhibition. Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy.

20 April 2018
http://www.fondazioneprada.org/project/atlas/?lang=en

'A Way of Seeing' (2000)

Exhibition view of 'Atlas'. Torre - Fondazione Prada, Milano. Photo Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

The permanent group exhibition 'Atlas' is spread across the six levels of Torre, Fondazione Prada. 'Atlas' is composed entirely of works from the Prada Collection, including pieces by artists such as Jeff Koons, Mona Hatoum, Carsten Höller and Damien Hirst.

The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, traces ideas and visions which have guided the creation of the collection. Since the opening of Fondazione Prada’s new venue in 2015, the collection has become one of the available tools for the development of the foundation’s cultural program, taking different configurations – from thematic to collective shows – and now finding in Torre its permanent exhibition space.

Featured in the exhibition is the fly painting 'The Last Judgement' (2002) and the vitrine works 'A Way of Seeing' (2000) and 'Tears for Everybody Looking at You' (1997). Also on view is 'Waiting for Inspiration (Red)' and 'Waiting for Inspiration (Blue)', both 1994, here exhibited as 'Waiting for Inspiration (Red and Blue)' in which both works are encased by a 10 x 10 ft vitrine and connected by a smaller vitrine from which newly-hatched flies emerge into the enclosure.