Goshka Macuga: To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll at Fondazione Prada, February 4 – June 19, 2016

To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, developed by the artist for Fondazione Prada’s spaces, brings together reflections on seminal issues such as time, beginnings and endings, collapse and renewal. Observing humanity’s concern with the conclusion of mankind, Macuga poses a fundamental question: how important is it to address the question of ‘the end’ in the context of contemporary art practice?” —  Fondazione Prada

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Goshka Macuga: To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, 2016. Android, plastic coat, handmade shoes (shoe 1: expandable foam; shoe 2: cardboard, linen)

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Exhibition view of Goshka Macuga: To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, 2016

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From left to right: Goshka Macuga, “Negotiation sites” after Saburo Murakami, 2016, Fabric, Robert Breer, Float, 1970 (2000), Resin, paint, electric motor, wheels. James Lee Byars, The Golden Sphere, 1992, Gilded bronze. Thomas Heatherwick, Extrusion, 2009, Extruded aluminum. In the background: Eliseo Mattiacci, Colpo di gong, 1993, Iron, brass. Alberto Giacometti, Cubo, 1934, Bronze. Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale. Natura, 1982, Bronze

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Claudio Parmiggiani, La Salita della memoria, 1976. Wooden frame, photographic canvas, bread, white canvas

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Goshka Macuga in collaboration with Patrick Tresset. Before the Beginning and After the End, 2016. 5 tables (blue, red, green, yellow, gray) with vitrines, biro drawings by system “Paul-n” on paper scrolls, artworks and objects 1 table (black) with biro drawings by system “Paul-A” on a paper scroll. In the foreground: Sherrie Levine, False God, 2007. Bronze

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Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, 2015, Bronze

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Detail of: Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 12, Time’s Arrow: Alain Badiou, Ibn Khaldun, Kanak Man, Albert Einstein, 2015. In the background: Configuration 10, End of History: Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot, Slavoj Zizek, Joe Stack, Aaron Swartz, Jim Jones, 2015. Bronze

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Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, 2015, Bronze

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Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 13, End of Time: Ramon Llull, Giordano Bruno, Gottfried Leibniz, St. Augustine, Isaac Newton, Carlo Rovelli, Julian Barbour, 2015. Bronze

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Detail of: Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 6, Humanity’s Survival: Jared Diamond, Jean-François Lyotard, Francis Bacon, Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Crutzen, Nick Bostrum, HP Lovecraft, Michel Foucault, 2015. In the background: Configuration 7, Transhumanism: Donna Haraway, Giovanni Pico Della Mandola, Julian Huxley, Aby Warburg, Mary Shelley, Monster of Frankenstein, Ray Kurweil, Ronald Bailey, Francis Fukuyama, 2015. Bronze

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Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 8, Human Destructive Spirit: Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Oe Kenzaburo, Noam Chomsky, Albert Einstein, Ray Bradbury, Martin Luther King, Rabindranath Tagore, 2015. Configuration 7, Transhumanism: Donna Haraway, Giovanni Pico Della Mandola, Julian Huxley, Aby Warburg, Mary Shelley, Monster of Frankenstein, Ray Kurweil, Ronald Bailey, Francis Fukuyama, 2015. Bronze

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Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 6, Humanity’s Survival: Jared Diamond, Jean-François Lyotard, Francis Bacon, Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Crutzen, Nick Bostrum, HP Lovecraft, Michel Foucault, 2015. Bronze

Photos by Delfino Sisto Legnani Studio. Images courtesy Fondazione Prada