About the exhibition
Born from the collaboration between film director Wes Anderson and illustrator, designer and writer Juman Malouf, the exhibition hosted in the spaces of Fondazione Prada gathers over 538 artworks and objects from 12 collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and from 11 departments of the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. Featuring a variety of objects and masterpieces from different periods, the exhibition was conceived to challenge traditional museum canons, proposing new relations between the institutions and their collections, and between their professional figures and their public.
Into more details
Anderson’s and Malouf’s ambition was to explore the reasons behind the decision to create a collection and the ways in which it is housed, presented and experienced. For this reason, to highlight the differences with other traditional display techniques, the exhibition narrative is formed by groups of works: from green objects to portraits of children, from miniatures to timepieces, from boxes to wooden objects, from portraits of noblemen and common people to natural subjects like the garden as well as meteorites and animals presented as scientific exhibits or artistic depictions.