Jannis Kounellis at Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue, May 11 – November 24, 2019

“Fondazione Prada presents Jannis Kounellis, curated by Germano Celant, the major retrospective dedicated to the artist following his death in 2017. Developed in collaboration with Archivio Kounellis, the project brings together more than 60 works from 1959 to 2015, from both Italian and international art institutions and museums, as well as from important private collections both in Italy and abroad. The show explores the artistic and exhibition history of Jannis Kounellis (Piraeus 1936 – Rome 2017), highlighting key moments in the evolution of his visual poetics and establishing a dialogue between his works and the eighteenth-century spaces of Ca’ Corner della Regina.” — Fondazione Prada

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 1969. Photo Claudio Abate

Jannis Kounellis in the studio, 1969. Photo Claudio Abate

Portrait of Jannis Kounellis, Galleria L’Attico, Rome, 1972. Photo Claudio Abate

Portrait of Jannis Kounellis, Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, 1973. Photo Claudio Abate

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (Tragedia Civile), 1975. Exhibition view Kounellis. The black rose, Lucio Amelio Modern Art Agency, Naples, May 28, 1975. Photo Credits Archivio Storico Mimmo Jodice

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 1975 – 1986. Exhibition view Jannis Kounellis: A Retrospective in Five Locations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 17, 1986 – January 4, 1987 (West Ontario venue)

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 1980. Photo Claudio Abate

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 1987. Exhibition view Jannis Kounellis, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya,  June 6 – July 31, 1987. Photo Claudio Abate.

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 2004. Exhibition view Kounellis in Sarajevo, Vijecnica/National Library, Sarajevo, June 26 – September 26, 2004. Foto Aurelio Amendola

Jannis Kounellis, Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, 2016. Photo Michele Alberto Sereni

Ca’ Corner della Regina, built between 1724 and 1728 by Domenico Rossi for the Corner family of San Cassiano, is a Venetian palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal and located in the Sestiere of Santa Croce. It was erected on the ruins of the Gothic building in which Caterina Corner, the future queen of Cyprus, was born in 1454. Since 2011 it has been the Venetian headquarters of the Prada Foundation, which has presented several temporary exhibitions, together with the conservative restoration of the building.

Images courtesy Fondazione Prada.