curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf
In 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna initiated a new series of exhibitions for which remarkable, creative individuals are invited to present their own personal selections of objects drawn from the museum’s historical collections. The museum’s collections number more than four million objects, and span a period of five thousand years. The first exhibition, titled The Ancients Stole All Our Great Ideas, was selected and curated by the painter and draughtsman Ed Ruscha. This was followed in 2016 by the exhibition During the Night, selected and curated by the British ceramicist and writer Edmund de Waal.
The Adonyeva Foundation is delighted to have supported the third instalment of the series, titled Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures, which was selected and curated by the filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, the writer and illustrator Juman Malouf.
Particular attention was given to the museum’s storage: more than 350 of the objects have been brought from depots, with many of them on public display for the very first time.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Fondazione Prada. It is currently on view at the Fondazione Prada, Milan.