Esteemed exhibition space, the Fondazione Prada, is set to showcase images and artefacts that merge together the themes of music and art
With over 180 artefacts lining the walls of the Fondazione in Venice, prepare yourselves for a sensory explosion of work by artists, composers and artisans, from the music themed paintings of the 16th Century to the Dadaist pieces by Marcel Duchamp, at Prada’s Art or Sound exhibition. Chronicled in historical order, airing a mix of craftsmanship and bricolage that, when amalgamated, present a display that explores the relationship between art and sound, goading viewers’ analysis.
Be it complex artworks to combine sound with aesthetics or the allusive “silent” musical instrument. An ongoing dialogue is made through the use of satire and dexterity as the exhibition shows how avant-garde the two areas of modern and historical culture can be made. Of course, a musical exhibition would not be anything without the added spice of the sixties, an iconic period for art, fashion and music. This pop culture is represented well if only as an underlying influence.
The exhibition begins on the 7th June until the 3rd November 2014 at the Fondazione Prada, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice.
Words by: Eleanor Kirby