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Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf to exhibit in Milan

At the Fondazione Prada from 20th September 2019 to 13th January 2020

Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf to exhibit in Milan At the Fondazione Prada from 20th September 2019 to 13th January 2020

The exhibition curated by Wes Anderson and his wife Juman Malouf at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien will soon arrive in Milan.

From September 20th 2019 to January 13th 2020, in fact, the Fondazione Prada will host a larger version of the original, a collection of 537 works of art and objects from the Austrian Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, personally selected by the film director together with the illustrator, designer and writer after two years of careful reflection. A well-thought decision that testifies the couple's in-depth knowledge and, at the same time, recounts their creative universes. 

The Spitzmaus Sarcophagus and other treasures are inspired by the Wunderkammer model, which leads visitors through a series of rooms and showcases conceived by the two artists as a treasure box full of wonders: from green objects to portraits of children, from miniatures to instruments for measuring time, from boxes to wooden objects, from portraits of nobles and ordinary people to natural subjects such as gardens, meteorites and animals. Everything is represented as scientific artefacts, including the Spitzmaus Sarcophagus, which gives its name to the entire exhibition and is actually an Egyptian wooden box containing the mummy of a shrew from the fourth century BC. More than a mere artistic event, Anderson and Malouf's project is a reflection on the world of collecting and the way collectors preserve, exhibit and experience their treasures.