.:. art / virtual but real
June 7, 2017 through January 15, 2018
Mon, Wed and Thu 10am-8pm; Fri through Sun 10am-9pm
Subtitled "Virtually Present, Physically Invisible", this is an installation that is not an exhibition. You're asked by the corteous Prada staff to leave your "bloody" - as the artist calls them - socially-connected smartphones as well as your shoes and socks, and enter a dark room wearing virtual reality glasses.
.:. The mix of sand (Arena) and gravel under your bare feet, people with which you interact through your eyes, and voices that resound in your ears provide your provisional reality.
.:. Before entering, you queue for a while. After exiting, you're proposed to watch videos where Mexican refugees - the real reality - tell their stories around la Linea, the border between their country and the USA. This is the subject, in fact.
.:. Iñárritu's effort, following much acclaimed movies like 21 Grams, Birdman, and The Revenant, was included in the Official Selection of the 2017 Festival de Cannes.
.:. Care of Miuccia Prada - the brain of her fashion house, and her art foundation - Carne y Arena is currently presented in Milan in an extensive full version. To quote the press release, it "employs the highest, never-before-used virtual technology to create a large, multi-narrative light space with human characters."
Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Carne y Arena
Largo Isarco 2
Euro 10, on online reservation only, visit to the Fondazione not included. A waiver
must be signed
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