THE ART OF LUNCH: The cream of the crop of the art world will gather for a private lunch held by Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, on Wednesday in Venice. The intimate event will celebrate “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013,” an exhibition curated by Germano Celant, opening Saturday during the Venice Biennale at Fondazione Prada’s historic Ca’ Corner Della Regina.
Presidents and directors of the world’s most prestigious museums, such as Venice Biennale president Massimiliano Gioni, the Tate Museums’ Nicholas Serota, the Tate Modern’s Chris Dercon, Paris Centre Pompidou’s Alain Seban and Alfred Pacquement, Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum’s Ann Goldstein, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas Campbell, the Museum of Modern Art’s Klaus Biesenbach, the Guggenheim’s Richard Armstrong, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Michael Govan and Hammer Museum’s Ann Philbin, will be seated next to some of the most influential contemporary artists. The list includes Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, Francesco Vezzoli, Anish Kapoor, Tacita Dean and Olafur Elíasson, among others.
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The same night, Fondazione Prada will host a cocktail party at Ca’ Corner Della Regina.