9 Nov-16 Feb. The photographic exhibition Questioning Pictures opens on 9 November at Fondazione Prada Osservatorio, in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where photographer Stefano Graziani explores how photography can be a tool of narration, cataloguing and reinterpretation.
Graziani’s subjects are pieces of art, documents, buildings and backstage rooms of museums around the world. The exhibition's prevailing theme is up for interpretation but one could argue that it is the ambivalent relationship between photography and museums, how they are both tools for documentation and preservation, and yet used for different interpretative techniques.The exhibition features 36 photographs arranged in a space designed by Belgian studio OFFICE KGDVS, where coloured screens and carpeted floors help the visitors flow in a spontaneous fashion through the photos, with the setting itself serving as a colourful frame to the photographs and challenging the neutrality of spaces usually found in museums. Additionally, the large windows at the Osservatorio add to the exhibit, integrating also the roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II as part of the setting in which to reflect on the seemingly infinite interpretations of this show. Mon-Fri 14.00-20.00. Sat-Sun 10.00-20.00. Full tickets cost €10 and include a visit to Fondazione Prada Milan venue (Largo Isarco 2) within seven days of purchase.