Milan – Fondazione Prada presents “Surrogate. A Love Ideal”

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Fondazione Prada presents “Surrogati. Un amore ideale” (Surrogate. A Love Ideal), an exhibition curated by Melissa Harris, from 21 February to 22 July 2019 at the Osservatorio venue in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan.

cover image: Jamie Diamond, 4.12.12, 2012, from “I promise to be a good mother” .
Archival pigment print, 76 x 101.5 cm, Courtesy of the artist.

Comprising a selection of 42 photographic works by Jamie Diamond (Brooklyn,USA,1983) and Elena Dorfman (Boston,USA,1965), the project explores the notions of familial, romantic and sexual love. Both artists focus on a specific and unconventional aspect of this universal theme: the emotional link between a man or a woman and a synthetic representation of a human. As explained by the curator Melissa Harris, “together, Diamond’s and Dorfman’s work presented in ‘Surrogati’ vividly and nonjudgmentally documents the interactions of humans with their lifelike, inanimate companions.”

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Jamie Diamond, Mother Marilyn, 2012, from “Forever mothers”.
Archival pigment print, 81 x 101.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.


Elena Dorfman, Lily 1, 2004, from “Still Lovers”, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum,
75.6 x 75.6 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Surrogati. Un amore ideale (Surrogate. A Love Ideal)
February 21 / July 22, 2019
Osservatorio – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

images courtesy of Fondazione Prada

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