“Give Me Yesterday” at the Prada Gallery Observatory

In December 2016, the Prada Foundation – the cultural institution headed by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli – inaugurated a new exhibition space in downtown Milan: the Observatory.

Located on the 5th and 6th floors of one of the buildings in the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery – one of the architectural icons of the city – the Observatory is an “aerial” space with luminous windows facing the glass and iron dome of the Gallery, designed in the second half of the 1800s by engineer Giuseppe Mengoni.

The “telescope” of the Observatory is aimed at contemporary photography, and follows its evolution in an age where it has risen to absolute focus of global, digital communication.

These 800 square meters of exhibition space are currently dedicated to the inaugural exhibition “Give Me Yesterday” (open until March 12th 2017), which explores the work of 14 Italian and international artists by analyzing their photographic research, from the year 2000 to the present.

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From left to right: Ryan McGinley, "Jake (Floor)", 2004; "Tim Falling", 2003; "Dakota (Hair)", 2004

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From left to right: Leigh Ledare, Vendula Knopová, Maurice van Es, Ryan McGinley, Wen Ling

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From left to right: Maurice van Es, Ryan McGinley, Wen Ling, Leigh Ledare

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On the left: Melanie Bonajo, "Thank You for Hurting Me I Really Needed It", 2008-2016

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Irene Fenara, "Ho preso le distanze", 2013

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From left to right: Tomé Duarte, "Camera Woman" 2015; Izumi Miyazaki "Izumimiyazaki.tumblr.com", 2016; Melanie Bonajo, "Thank You for Hurting Me I Really Needed It", 2008-2016

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From left to right: Kenta Cobayashi, Greg Reynolds, Antonio Rovaldi, Ryan McGinley

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On the left: Ryan McGinley, "Gloria", 2003

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Antonio Rovaldi, "Orizzonte in Italia (dalla serie)", 2011-2015

“Give Me Yesterday” at the Prada Gallery Observatory

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