Inside 6 exhibition levels of Torre, the project “Atlas”, which emerged from a dialogue between Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant, is unveiled. It hosts installations, paintings and sculptures in a sequence of environments incorporating solos and confrontations, created through assonances or contrasts, between artists such as Carla Accardi and Jeff Koons, Walter De Maria, Goshka Macuga and Betye Saar, Michael Heizer and Pino Pascali, William N. Copley and Damien Hirst, John Baldessari and Carsten Höller.
The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, represents a possible mapping of the ideas and visions of the artists that have contributed to the activities of the foundation throughout the years. “Atlas” therefore traces an evolving path between the personal and the institutional, open to temporary and thematic interventions, special projects and events, with possible integrations from other collections and institutions. Its open nature should be considered as a paradigm for a reflection on the function and necessity of the permanent collection for a place dedicated to contemporary art
Since the opening of Fondazione Prada’s new venue in 2015, the collection has become one of the available tools for the development of Fondazione’s cultural program, taking different configurations – from thematic to collective shows, from anthological exhibitions to artist-curated projects – and now finding in Torre its permanent exhibition space.