Collector, fashion house designer and head of the Fondazione Prada complex in Milan
Since opening its complex of ten buildings in Milan last May, Fondazione Prada, the multi-artform creative initiative of the fashion-house designer and collector, has hosted a busy programme, including exhibitions by Theaster Gates and Nástio Mosquito, a choreographic project by Billy Cowie and a group show curated by Thomas Demand. A current major exhibition of works by Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz contains Five Car Stud (1969–72); the horrific lifesize tableaux, depicting a black man being castrated by masked white assailants, was bought by Prada in 2012. And that doesn’t take into account projects at Prada’s Venice location, which include video by Michelangelo and Enrica Antonioni. Following on from the Fondazione’s screening of 15 films chosen by Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Prada has announced that it will again be partnering with Iñárritu, along with Legendary Entertainment, to create a short experimental virtual-reality film.