Osservatorio by Fondazione Prada opens with Give Me Yesterday
Give Me Yesterday, curated by Francesco Zanot, inaugurates the program of the Osservatorio, the Fondazione Prada’s new exhibition space located in the central Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and dedicated to photography and visual languages.
The show includes works by 14 Italian and international artists (Melanie Bonajo, Kenta Cobayashi, Tomé Duarte, Irene Fenara, Lebohang Kganye, Vendula Knopova, Leigh Ledare, Wen Ling, Ryan McGinley, Izumi Miyazaki, Joanna Piotrowska, Greg Reynolds, Antonio Rovaldi, Maurice van Es), and explores the use of photography as a personal diary over a period of time ranging from the early 2000s through today.
In a context characterized by the pervasive presence of photography devices and an uninterrupted circulation of images produced and shared through digital platforms, a generation of young artists has transformed the photographic diary into an instrument to focus on their own daily lives and intimate, personal rituals.
The photographs showcased in the exhibition turn the immediacy and spontaneity of documentary style into an extreme control over the gaze of those who observe and are observed.
Extending across two top floors of one of the Galleria’s main buildings, the Osservatorio is located at the level of the glass and iron dome that covers the arcades.
The spaces, rebuilt after the Second World War have now been fully restored, providing an 800 m2 new venue, where you should pay a visit if you’re in Milan for holidays.
Give Me Yesterday
Osservatorio – Fondazione Prada,
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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