JOHN BALDESSARI ON THRILLERFondazione Prada

A thriller exploration by John Baldessari.

  Fondazione Prada invites John Baldessari (National City, California, 1931) to partecipate to the film project of “Soggettiva” with a selection of 11 titles that tracks a parallel story about the key Hollywodian thriller.

After characters as Damien Hirst, Theaster Gates and Luc Tuymans and film directors Nicolas Winding Refn and Pedro Almodóvar, John Baldessari has been invited to share with the public the key movies that formed him on the personal and intellectual level. The selection process is guided by his own personal taste and cinematographic culture. The artist is one of the most influential and american figure of his generation: his conceptual works experiment a wide range of media as photography, video, graphics, photomontage and installations and involve the viewer in a constant deconstruction game subverting the language rules.

On Friday December 6th the artist Thomas Demand will meet the public at the Fondazione Prada Cinema in order to examine the themes. Between the projections that will be scheduled every friday from October 18th 2019 until January 3rd 2020 will be included the following titles: Die Monster Die, 1965 by Daniel Haller; Double Indemnity, 1944 by Billy Wilder; Dracula, 1931 by Tod Browing; Experiment in Terror, 1962 by Blake Edwards; M-Eine stadt sucht einen Mörder, 1931 by Fritz Lang ; Murder My sweet, 1945 by Edward Dmytryk; North by Northwest, 1959 by Alfred Hitchcock; The Fly, 1958 by Kurt Neumann; The Man Who shot Liberty Valance, 1962 by John Ford; The Thing From Another World, 1951 by Christian Nyby and Vertigo, 1959 by Alfred Hitchcock.

“Soggettiva”
Fondazione Prada, Largo Isarco 2, Milan
October 18th 2019 – January 3rd 2020