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“To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll”

@ Fondazione Prada, Milano

“To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll”  @ Fondazione Prada, Milano

 

“To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll” opens tomorrow at Fondazione Prada in Milan. The exhibition, ideated and curated by Polish artist Goshka Macuga, develops starting from a fundamental question: how important is the “end” issue in art nowadays?

Starting from the feeling of anguish which characterises humanity in front of the idea of its own extinction, the artist explores themes such as time, origin, end, collapse and rebirth, in a multi disciplinary itinerary that gathers sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and design.

In a world dominated by technology, robots represent the real menace to the passing of humanity: the “man-made man” (the perfect man produced by men) could surpass its same creators and destroy them. From here the android exposed at the Podium’s ground floor (which gives the name to the exhibition) which recites without stop a monologue composed by numerous fragments taken from the works of big authors – from Freud to Nietzsche – as to suggest that a robot is able to assimilate an unlimited quantity of culture, challenging the limits of the human mind.

To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll” – from February 4 to June 19, 2016 at Fondazione Prada, Largo Isarco 2, Milano.