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F.A.M.I.L.Y.

Art | July 19, 2024 |

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F.A.M.I.L.Y.
Fondazione Prada Tokyo
May 09 – August 26, 2024

Prada presents the exhibition “Miranda July: F.A.M.I.L.Y.”, organized with the support of Fondazione Prada, at Prada Aoyama Tokyo from 9 May to 26 August 2024. The fifth floor of the building designed by Herzog & de Meuron will host American artist, filmmaker, and writer Miranda July’s first solo show in Japan, realized in conjunction with her first solo museum exhibition, “Miranda July: New Society”, on view at Osservatorio Fondazione Prada in Milan until 14 October 2024. On 17 July 2024, a conversation between artist Miranda July and curator Mia Locks will occur at Prada Aoyama. The Tokyo exhibition, curated by Mia Locks, features July’s latest work F.A.M.I.L.Y. (Falling Apart Meanwhile I Love You), a multi-channel video installation based on a yearlong collaboration with seven strangers via Instagram.

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The Tokyo exhibition, curated by Mia Locks, features July’s latest work F.A.M.I.L.Y. (Falling Apart Meanwhile I Love You), a multi-channel video installation based on a yearlong collaboration with seven strangers via Instagram. Participants send video responses to a series of prompts from July, who then brings them into her studio using the “cut out” tool from a free editing app designed for social-media content. The result is a series of surreal performances in which July and her participants explore intimacy and boundaries through a completely new physical language. Oddly realistic tactile sounds-created by the sound designer July works with on her feature films-heighten a subtle sense of uncanniness. “With F.A.M.I.L.Y. (Falling Apart Meanwhile I Love You), I am trying to manually, laboriously fulfil what I see as one promise of Instagram: to be looked at so lovingly that we finally feel okay,” says Miranda July. As curator Mia Locks explains, “This is July’s preferred mode of working: she initiates, and controls to some degree, an exchange but also welcomes other people’s desires and actions within it. She is experimenting with sharing power and control in a playful way.”

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“The Milan exhibition, also curated by Locks, spans three decades of July’s career, from the early 1990s until today, including short film, performance, installation works and the debut of F.A.M.I.L.Y. (Falling Apart Meanwhile I Love You). The exhibition uses this project as a jumping-off point to consider ideas related to July’s earlier performative and collaborative works. As Locks underlines, “July’s work examines a range of human relationships and forms of intimacy. Her questioning of established hierarchies and normative power dynamics is a distinctly feminist position that spans across the various media she has used in her career.” The Milan and Tokyo projects are accompanied by an illustrated publication of the Quaderni series, published by Fondazione Prada. It features a conversation between Miranda July and Cindy Sherman and an essay by exhibition curator Mia Locks.

more. www.prada.com

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Image courtesy of Prada

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