Fondazione Prada Explores Climate and Culture in "Everybody Talks About the Weather"
On view at Venice’s historic Ca’ Corner della Regina until November.
Fondazione Prada’s latest exhibition, “Everybody Talks About the Weather,” examines the intersection of weather, art and global climate conditions. Curated by Dieter Roelstraete, the showcase is held at Venice’s historic Ca’ Corner della Regina and features over 50 artworks across two floors. It presents a captivating juxtaposition of art historical pieces and contemporary works, tracing the influence of climate and weather on cultural identities throughout history.
A highlight installation involves a collaboration between New York-based design studio 2×4 and the New Institute Center for Environmental Humanities (NICHE). This project merges art and science to emphasize the urgency of climate change, drawing an empirical connection between meteorology and climatology.
According to Miuccia Prada, President of Fondazione Prada, the exhibition seek “To frame the environmental crisis and its undeniable impact on our lives through the evocation, representation and analysis of meteorological phenomena. Climate is a global and universal issue, affecting the actions and destinies of women and men in all regions of the world. Talking about the weather today, therefore, means talking about and worrying about everyone’s future.”
In addition, Fondazione Prada and 2×4 have published a comprehensive 448-page book that provides a catalog of the immersive experience and accompanies the exhibition. The title is available for purchase on Fondazione Prada’s website for $87 USD.
“Everybody Talks About the Weather” will be on view in Venice until November 26, 2023. In case you missed it, Hypebae speaks with climate change advocate Sophia Li how to cope with eco anxiety.
Ca’ Corner della Regina
Calle de Ca’ Corner
30135 Venezia VE, Italy