Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf have curated an exhibition in Milan

The filmmaker and illustrator will present 537 artworks and objects at the Fondazione Prada.


Adam Woodward


When he’s not busy making movies, Wes Anderson finds other ways to contribute to contemporary culture. Case in point: the American director has conceived a new exhibition in collaboration with the Lebanese designer, illustrator and writer Juman Malouf, which is set to open at the Fondazione Prada in Milan this September.

‘Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures’ comprises some 537 artworks hand-selected by Anderson and Malouf. Billed as a challenge to traditional museum canons, the show reflects both artists’ personal tastes and creative influences and is notable for its non-academic curatorial approach.

Named after one of the key pieces, ‘Coffin of a Spitzmaus’, an Egyptian wooden box containing a mummified shrew dating from the 4th century, the exhibition was originally presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna earlier this year.

This newly expanded version features a wide range of objects, from miniatures to timepieces, wooden boxes, and portraits of children and noblemen as well as meteorites and animals.

‘Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures’ runs at Fondazione Prada in Milan 20 September to 13 January, 2020.

Published 26 Jun 2019

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