Fondazione Prada has opened its latest exhibition Recto Verso on display from December 3rd installed at the Nord Gallery. The exhibition was conceived by the Fondazione Prada Thought Council whose current members are Shumon Basar, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Cédric Libert and Dieter Roelstraete.
“Recto Verso” continues an approach from the preceding Nord gallery exhibition “In Part”, curated by Nicholas Cullinan, whereby a latent theme is detected in the Prada Collection, and then expanded with loaned works from international and national institutions and galleries. In this way, the Prada Collection is thought of as an open resource whose potential provides new interpretations of the present. The Western art tradition has mainly conceived of paintings as frontal (“recto”) artifacts. The back (“verso”) carries significantly less cultural meaning, destined to remain beyond the public’s view, and only visible to the artists themselves or staff at museums and galleries. In this exhibition, artists over the course of two centuries to today counter this convention by flipping the back to the front. – from Fondazione Prada
The artworks are on display till the 14th of February 2016. See more after the jump:
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