An Exclusive Sneak-Peek At the New Fondazione Prada in Milan

For the last two decades, the Fondazione Prada has held numerous ground-breaking exhibitions, but without a permanent place to call home. An avid collector and matriarch of the Prada and Miu Miu brands, Miuccia Prada has been exhibiting artists like Dan Flavin and Anish Kapoor in a ramshackle assortment of shifting industrial buildings in Milan, Venice and elsewhere in the world. Yet, tomorrow will see the opening of a permanent campus in Milan – designed Rem Koolhaas, the new home of the Fondazione Prada will occupy more than 200,000 square-feet of a century-old distillery in Milan, which has been completely transformed by the Dutch architect and his firm OMA. Indeed, there is a lot to explore at the new foundation – including inaugural exhibitions, like Serial Classic, which plays with classic Roman sculpture, you can also view a new Roman Polanski film in the newly added theater, or you can visit the Haunted House – a permanent installation of late the Louise Bourgeois’ sculptural work. After exploring the expansive space, you can stop and have a cocktail at Bar Luce, which has been designed by the director Wes Anderson, and is inspired by the Milanese cafés of the 1970s. Autre was lucky enough to gather a sneak-peek of the space before it’s official opening – browse through photos to see the exhibitions, the architecture and the perfectly kitschy café. photographs by Juanco Viso for Autre Magazine.