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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