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Surrogati. Un amore ideale

Fondazione Prada presents Surrogati. Un amore ideale (Surrogate. A Love Ideal), an exhibition curated by Melissa Harris, from 21 February to 22 July 2019 at the Osservatorio venue in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan.

Comprising a selection of 42 photographic works by Jamie Diamond (Brooklyn, USA, 1983) and Elena Dorfman (Boston, USA, 1965), the project explores the notions of familial, romantic and sexual love. Both artists focus on a specific and unconventional aspect of this universal theme: the emotional link between a man or a woman and a synthetic representation of a human. As explained by Melissa Harris, “together, Diamond’s and Dorfman’s work presented in ‘Surrogati’ vividly and nonjudgmentally documents the interactions of humans with their lifelike, inanimate companions.

Both photographers portrayed these lifelike surrogates as desired, fetishized, and idealized beings, “living” as such with their flesh and blood mothers and partners, and sometimes with their immediate families as well.

Surrogati. Un amore ideale
17th of February – 22nd of July, 2019

Fondazione Prada – Osservatorio 
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Have a look at:

Cover picture: Jamie Diamond, from “I Promise to be a Good Mother”, 2012 
Picture 1: Jamie Diamond, from “I Promise to be a Good Mother”, 2012 
Picture 2: Jamie Diamond, “Mother Marilyn”, 2012
Picture 3: Elena Dorfman, Ginger Brook 4, from “Still Lovers”, 2001

POSTED BY enrico
February 14, 2019