Pino Pascali – Pinne di Pescecane at Fondazione Prada

by Bernardo Ricci Armani September 21, 2015 3 comments
Pino Pascali – Pinne di Pescecane at Fondazione Prada

Milan (Italy). Yesterday I finally had the opportunity to visit the newly opened Prada Foundation (Fondazione Prada) in Milan – Largo Isarco, 2. The Foundation is hosted in a former industrial site, amazingly redeveloped and reconverted in spaces for exhibitions and cultural activities. It includes also a very trendy bar, designed by the popular movie maker Wes Anderson (author of “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Grand Budapest Hotel”, just to mention some among his most popular movies).

I promised to myself that I will come to visit the Prada Foundation again soon to take photographs specifically of the buildings, the interior spaces and the architectures (only these things alone are worth a visit). The photo posted here – together with the other two linked at this tag – has been taken inside the “Cisterna” (cistern), a huge building divided in three parts and hosting the temporary exhibition called “Trittico”. Trittico envisages “a dynamic display strategy” and is made by “three carefully selected works from the Collezione Prada, installed at a time and periodically rotating” (from the official website). The name of this installation is Pinne di Pescecane (Shark Fins) by Pino Pascali: five shark fins made of painted canvas on wood. A pillar of his “finte sculture” (fake sculpture), where the term “fake” invites a more nuanced reading, with the animal shape intended always as part of a concealed whole which is left to imagine.

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Betty September 21, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Anche questa mi piace, è una fondazione da visitare!

Bernardo September 21, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Assolutamente si! Ma soprattutto sono bellissime le architetture e gli interni, ricavati da una ex distilleria.

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