Fondazione Prada’s Exhibition Curated by Dieter Roelstraete [Venice Biennale]

Presented last week at the Venice Biennale, Dutch curator Dieter Roelstraete developed the latest Fondazione Prada‘s exhibition.

Focusing on three philosophers of the twentieth century: Theodor W. Adorno, Martin Heidegger and Ludwig Wittgenstein, the installation explores the influence of these protagonists on the conditions of exile, escape and retreat, as well as on physical or mental spaces that favor thinking and intellectual production.

‘these were the places where our protagonists hatched out their deepest thoughts,’ explains curator Dieter roelstraete.

 ‘isolation, whether chosen or imposed, appears to have inspired them decisively—and over the years their huts have proven to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration in turn for generations of artists, attracted to the fantasy of withdrawal as articulated in its most elemental architectural form.’

Photography by mattia balsamini