Alejandro G. Inarritu to Curate Film Exhibition at Prada Art Space in Milan

Brigitte Lacombe
Alejandro G. Inarritu

Entitled "Flesh, Mind and Spirit," the exhibition opens Jan. 13 at Milan's Fondazione Prada.

Continuing its film programming, Milan’s newest art space, the Fondazione Prada, is bringing Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu’s exhibition “Flesh, Mind, and Spirit” to its cinema from Jan. 13 to Feb. 1. The event will open with a special screening of Pal Fejoi’s Lonesome (1928), presented with a live score.

The exhibition is a selection of 15 films chosen by Inarritu in collaboration with LACMA curator Elvis Mitchell, with directors as diverse as Alain Resnais, the Taviani Brothers and Lucrecia Martel.

“Despite this extremely eclectic selection, there is a common factor: these films are all experiences full of emotion,” said Inarritu of the curation. “All of them provoked in me appetites that I never knew I had.”

The chosen films are divided into three categories -- Flesh: Fists in the Pocket (1965), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Seasons of the Year (1975), Killer of Sheep (1977), Padre Padrone (1977), Yol (1982), and The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008); Mind: Last Year at Marienbad (1961), I am Cuba (1964), La Ciénaga (2001), and You, the Living (2007); and Spirit: Ordet (1955), Mother and Son (1997) and Silent Light (2007).

“Flesh, Mind and Spirit” was first presented in 2009 at the Prada Transformer, designed by OMA in Seoul.

Explaining the selection, Mitchell said: “Most of them are about the family in crisis, and the survival of the family is key to the way Inarritu works, thinks and feels as an artist and a person.”