Fondazione Prada: Questioning Pictures Exhibition by Stefano Graziani

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Fondazione Prada in Milan presents Questioning Pictures, a new exhibition project by Stefano Graziani,  opening November 9th, 2017 at the Osservatorio in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan. The exhibition includes a new body of works commissioned by Fondazione Prada that explores photography as a tool for narration, cataloguing and reinterpretation and will be curated by Francesco Zanot. [image: Stefano Graziani, Cedric Price, Model for Fun Palace, ca. 1964, 53.4 x 123.3 x 79.1 cm, DR1995:0188:524, Cedric Price fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, © CCA, Montreal, 2017]

The exhibition set up was designed by studio OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen as a system of colourful, modular screens laid out across the two levels of the Osservatorio, creating unexpected visual and semantic combinations between the photographs and the objects represented. A model of a building by Aldo Rossi is connected to a drawing by Gordon Matta-Clark; a late nineteenth-century photo album of Pompeii is set alongside a plastic model of the Pantheon on display at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London; a plaster by Antonio Canova conserved in Possagno dialogues with Lucas Cranach’s Three Graces (on display at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland); the maquette for a utopian project by Cedric Price is associated with a table prototype designed by Mies van der Rohe. This heterogeneous collection of objects and artworks is united through Graziani’s thinking, as the artist transforms them into disorienting and unexpected still lifes. – from Fondazione Prada

See more after the jump: Stefano Graziani – Aldo Rossi, Study model for the tower of the services centre of the Parco tecnologico, Verbania,1993, 22.0 x 6.0 x 6.0 cm, AP142.S1.D228.P4, Aldo Rossi Fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, © Fondazione Aldo Rossi


James Stirling, Diagram of interior environment controls for the History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, between 1963 and 1967, Ink on paper, 25.8 x 33.8 cm, AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P2.2, James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds Canadian Centre for Architecture, © CCA

Gordon Matta-Clark, Eyes, 1970-1978, Gelatin silver prints, 12.6 x 17.7 (each image), PHCON2002:0016:012:050, Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / SIAE Montreal, 2017

Model Room, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, 2017

Pantheon, Roma, 2016

Antonio Canova, Palamede, Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, Possagno, 2017

Lucas Cranach d. Ältere, Das Urteil des Paris, Mischtechnik auf Buchenholz, 84.7 x 57 cm, 1528, Kunstmuseum Basel, Schenkung Martha und Robert von Hirsch 1977, Inv. G 1977.37, Basilea, 2017

Images courtesy of Fondazione Prada