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Fondazione Prada: Exhibition Project by Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin

Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada will present a new exhibition project by Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin from April 6th to August 2019. The project was conceived for the Podium, the Deposito, and the external courtyard of Fondazione Prada’s Milan complex. Fitch and Trecartin’s new work investigates the desire to escape and the pervasiveness of systems and techniques that bind us together. The project will be accompanied with a movie retrospective that will be screened at Fondazione Prada‘s Cinema, as well as with a book that will focus on Fitch and Trecartin’s expansive collaborative practice which started in 2000.

Commissioned by Fondazione Prada, their large-scale multimedia installation represents the first output of a creative process begun in late 2016, investigating the perpetual promise of “new” terrain and the inherent instability of territorial appropriation.

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Taking the idealized rurality endemic to back-to-the-land ideologies as a conceptual starting point, the project represents both a return and an escape. Relocating their studio operations to the countryside of Ohio for this work, Fitch and Trecartin conceived the framework for a new movie as a haunted map: a location with its own will and a constellation of permanent built sets which include a large hobby-barn commissary, a lazy river, and a forest watchtower, occupied by a cast of characters who are simultaneously agents and subjects of the map. The artists contort these sites through dislocations of time and memory to explore the notion of borders and boundaries—existential, psychosocial, and physical.


Fondazione Prada
Production still from work in progress
Photo Fitch Trecartin Studio
Fondazione Prada
Production still from work in progress
Photo Fitch Trecartin Studio
Fondazione Prada
Production still from work in progress
Photo Fitch Trecartin Studio
Fondazione Prada
Production still from work in progress
Photo Fitch Trecartin Studio
Fondazione Prada
Production shot of set from work in progress
Photo Fitch Trecartin Studio

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