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