ITALY / Milan / Fondazione Prada: Useless Bodies?
by Modem
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until Monday August 22 2022

Fondazione Prada
T : +39 02 56 66 26 11
Largo Isarco 2
20139 Milan

Spanning more than 3,000 square meters, “Useless Bodies?” is an exhibition by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset and one of the most ambitious thematic investigations realized by Fondazione Prada to date.

Conceived for four gallery spaces and the courtyard of its Milan venue, the exhibition explores the present condition of the body in the post-industrial age in which it seems that our physical presence is losing its centrality or is even completely superfluous. This shift impacts every aspect of our lives: from our working conditions, to our health, our interpersonal relationships, and the way we retain information. The exhibition “Useless Bodies?” also explores how we physically adapt to a world increasingly based on two-dimensional imagery, not least in the light of the current pandemic.

Following the exhibition path from the Podium, to the Nord gallery, to the Cisterna, the audience encounter several immersive installations. The Milan premises of Fondazione Prada are transformed into a series of different universes, each with their own atmosphere, theme, and aesthetics.

"Useless Bodies?" is located inside the Podium, North Gallery, Cisterna and Fondazione's external spaces.

Photo Credits: Exhibition view "Useless Bodies?" Elmgreen & Dragset, ph. Andrea Rossetti

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