Art restart: the new calendar of Fondazione Prada

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Art restart: the new calendar of Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada announces the reopening of the Milan office from 29 April 2021, of the Venice office from 22 May 2021 and of the Observatory from 16 September 2021.

The exhibition spaces in Milan, where the new Simon Fujiwara exhibition “Who the Bær” (until 27 September 2021) and the permanent project “Atlas” which presents a selection of works from the Prada Collection on five exhibition floors of the Tower are visible, they are open to the public from Thursday to Sunday, from 10 to 19.

The “Who the Bær” exhibition, through the fictional character of an * ors * in search of his own identity, investigates the double search for invention and authenticity in the culture we consume every day. The project, conceived to develop further on digital, expands into an open platform for sharing and in-depth analysis with the Instagram account @whothebaer animated by Fujiwara and a web app conceived by the artist. The initiative is part of a constructive process of Fondazione Prada’s digital activity which has become increasingly central, with the intention of experimenting with a plurality of times and ways of involving the public.

The Venice office, the historic Ca ‘Corner della Regina building, will reopen to the public from 22 May to 21 November 2021 with the “Stop Painting” exhibition curated by artist Peter Fischli (press preview 19 May 2021). The project explores the breaking moments in the history of painting over the last 150 years, in relation to the emergence of new social factors and cultural values.
The artist has identified and deepened five radical ruptures that correspond to paradigm changes in art through the rejection and reinvention of painting.

In Milan during the summer, a film program of outdoor screenings will be offered.

The spaces of the Osservatorio Fondazione Prada, inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, will host the exhibition “Sturm & Drang” from 16 September 2021 to 17 January 2022, curated by Luigi Alberto Cippini (Global Armatures), Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen ( gta exhibitions, ETH Zürich). The result of the collaboration between the Prada Foundation and the Zurich Polytechnic, the project explores the practices, experiences and environments related to Computer-generated imagery (CGI).

The Fondazione Prada exhibition program will continue in Milan from 28 October 2021 to 28 February 2022 with the extensive retrospective, accompanied by a scientific publication, dedicated to the artistic activity of Domenico Gnoli (1933-1970) and conceived by Germano Celant.

From March 31 to August 22, 2022, the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset will present the exhibition “Useless Bodies?” which will extend over four spaces of the Milan office in addition to the external areas.


  • Who the Bær by Simon Fujiwara: 29 April – 27 September 2021, Milan
  • Stop Painting curated by Peter Fischli: 22 May – 21 November 2021, Venice
  • Sturm & Drang, curated by Luigi Alberto Cippini, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen: 16 September 2021 -17 January 2022, Observatory – Milan
  • Domenico Gnoli, conceived by Germano Celant: 28 October 2021 – 28 February 2022, Milan
  • Useless Bodies? by Elmgreen & Dragset: March 31 – August 22, 2022, Milan

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