From 2 July 2021, on the occasion of the reactivation of the Fondazione Prada film program in Milan, the Cinema building undergoes a radical transformation. For the first time, its movable walls are fully open, creating a hybrid environment, a projection room characterized by a constant visual osmosis between the interior space, the courtyards and the other structures of the architectural complex conceived by Rem Koolhaas.
During the summer, viewers will be able to experience an unprecedented perceptual experience and a unique condition of enjoyment of the proposed films.
In dialogue with the artists Simon Fujiwara, Peter Fischli, Goshka Macuga and Betye Saar who contribute their projects to the ongoing exhibition activity in the Milan and Venice offices, Fondazione Prada presents “Multiple Canvases” from 2 July to 25 September 2021, a new format that reinvents “Subjective”, one of the sections that make up its usual programming.
With “Subjective” individual personalities from the world of art and culture, such as Pedro Almodóvar, John Baldessari, Danny Boyle, Theaster Gates, Damien Hirst, Luc Tuymans and Nicolas Winding Refn, have been invited to share with the public the films they have marked their personal and intellectual formation.
“Multiple Canvases” combines in a single review the works selected by four different artists, seeking unexpected connections and resonances between biographies, secret passions and parallel interests. As Luigi Alberto Cippini, the curator of the Foundation’s film business, explains, “cinema can be understood as a collective dream project that connects subjectivity and visual materials through the depth of the individual and the form of social encounter. ‘Multiple Canvases’ hybridizes the deeply personal visual preferences of four international artists by testing the form of the screening list as a writing practice and a collective project.
“Multiple Canvases” offers an expanded vision in which it is possible to identify a plurality of ideal and cultural references used by Fujiwara, Fischli, Macuga and Saar in the projects conceived for Fondazione Prada. It is a deconstructed dialogue between four artists that confronts the public with the complexity of their artistic research and their respective individualities. The films included in this program can in fact function as possible interpretations to interpret their work and insert it into an even wider horizon of meaning.