We recently visited the newly renovated Fondazione Prada in Milan. The project architect – renowned dutch firm OMA -showed a different side to their practice, one focusing on preservation and assemblage rather than the iconography and diagrammatic layout that many associate with the firm.
We also enjoyed the current exhibition called “Serial Classics”. Usually I find looking at arm- and nose-less roman or Greek statues rather boring, but this show looks at the ambivalent relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture and its insistence on the circulation of multiples in a rather modern and current context. Architecturally I found it interesting how OMA blended old and new in a way, that it is not always clear where to find the separation.
An interview with OMA about this project can be read on ArchDaily
More on the Fondazione Prada Milano and their current exhibitions can be found at the homepage www.fondazioneprada.org