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Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada Venezia / © Foto: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

Fondazione Prada Venezia

Fondazione Prada’s activities and international programs include cutting-edge exhibitions conceived in dialogue with major contemporary artists, as well as other cultural activities related to cinema, philosophy, and architecture.

Besides its two permanent venues in Milan, in 2011 Fondazione Prada opened its Venetian headquarters and exhibition space at Ca’ Corner della Regina, a historic Palazzo on the Grand Canal right opposite the Ca D'Oro. The exhibitions and activities take place in parallel with a preservation and restoration program for the Palazzo developed in several phases.

Ca’ Corner della Regina on the Grand Canal

Ca’ Corner della Regina was built between 1724 and 1728 by Domenico Rossi for the Corner family of San Cassiano, on the ruins of the Gothic palazzo in which Caterina Corner, the future queen of Cyprus, was born in 1454. The interior decorations were completed at the end of the 18th century with frescoes by Constantino Cedini, Vincenzo Colomba and Domenico Fossati.

In 1800, the palazzo became property of Pope Pius VII, who assigned it to the Congregation of the Padri Cavanis. Until 1969, it hosted the Monte di Pietà (pawnshop), whereas between 1975 and 2010 it became the home of the ASAC – the Historical Archive of Contemporary Art of the Venice Biennale.

The ground floor hall is connected with the second mezzanine by two spectacular symmetrical staircases

Ca’ Corner della Regina is built on three main levels: the ground floor and two piani nobili decorated with stuccos and frescoes. Between the ground floor and the first floor, an attic and two mezzanines complete its structure. The ground floor hall is connected with the second mezzanine by two spectacular symmetrical staircases. The façade is made of Istrian stone with a rustic finish on the first floor and mezzanine.

Exhibition "Art or Sound", Fondazione Prada Venezia, 7 June - 3 November 2014. Curator: Germano Celant. The relationship between art and sound and the way it has developed from the 16th century to the present.
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Address, contact:

Fondazione Prada

Ca’ Corner della Regina
Calle de Ca’ Corner
Santa Croce 2215
30135 Venezia

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