Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada, Milan

A highlight on the last day for the Tomorrow team was the recently opened Fondazione Prada. Designed by architecture firm OMA and led by Rem Koohlaas (who coincidentally we saw giving a tour the day of our visit) Fondazione Prada is dedicated to contemporary art and culture, and is a short Metro ride from the centre of Milan. Once a laboratory within the the former brewery complex, the galleria Sud – flowing through the Deposito’s wide spaces – hosts “An Introduction”: a dramatic exhibition from Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant, that leads onto the Fondazione’s contemporary collections. Miuccia Prada’s personal modern art collection highlights a passion for statement aesthetics linked to cultural and political issues of our time and challenges perceptions of the past, present and future. Currently on display are exhibitions by Thomas Demand – “L’image Volee,” and Goshka Macuga’s stunning sculpture works that form “An Introduction: To the son of man who ate the scroll.” The new Fondazione is well laid out and with a generous exhibition space dedicated to permanent and visiting collections. A welcome quirk comes with the Wes Anderson designed Bar Luce, which takes inspiration from famous Milanese landmarks and cafés around the city, mostly dating back to mid-Century. However, our favourite areas were the ‘Haunted House’ clad in 24-carat gold leaf and the cinema building camouflaged by mirrors.

Fondazione Prada, Iargo Isarco 2, Milan