The boat is Leaking.The Captain Lied.

Fondazione Prada presents a transmedia
exhibition project


Filmstill aus “Schiffsuntergänge und Meeresdramen“, 2016 © Alexander Kluge


From 13th May to 26th November 2017, Fondazione Prada will present in Venice the transmedia exhibition project “The boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied.” The exhibition will be the result of an ongoing, in-depth exchange between writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge, artist Thomas Demand, stage and costume designer Anna Viebrock and curator Udo Kittelmann. It will unfold on three storeys of the 18th century palazzo – the ground floor and the two main ones – and include photographic and film works, as well as spatial settings and loans from private and public collections. Quoting William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar “Why, now blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark! The storm is up, and all is on the hazard”, Udo Kittelmann underlines how this collaboration generated out of a “shared awareness, both on an emotional and theoretical level, of the critical aspects of present times and the complexity of the world we live in”. In a dialogue of polyphonic references and constellations between the contributions of each artist, the exhibition will span film, art and theatre media. The confluence of image spaces and scene will be able to create a variety of atmospheres that will transform the historic palazzo of Ca’ Corner della Regina into a metaphorical site.