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“Venice, court re-creation,” from Liberation

Posted on October 29, 2013

By Sylvain Bourmeau Special Envoy to Venice

CRITICALThe Prada Foundation reproduced almost identically the cult exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” rise in Bern in 1969.

On 19 November, the Italian art critic Germano Celant and fashion designer Miuccia Prada (see cons below) will be set in New York, the prestigious Leo and Agnes Gund presented annually by the Association of Independent Curators (ICI). The novelty this time is that this is not strictly speaking an exhibition that will be rewarded, but what might be called a recapitulation.

Opened in June and ending in a few days, “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013” looks like the remake, the Prada Foundation in Venice, an exhibition held in Bern in 1969. But not just any one that many critics consider to be the true birth of contemporary art. A cult show, in fact, seen at the time by very few people and closed ahead of schedule because of it provoked fierce debate in the Swiss capital.

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