Extinct in the Wild: Michael Wang
Graphic Design, consultant and production support

Milan, 9 Feb 2017 – 9 Apr 2017

Extinct in the Wild, conceived by American artist Michael Wang (1981), brings together flora and fauna that are no longer found in nature, but persist exclusively under human care, within an artificial habitat. Labelled with the officially designated term extinct in the wild, these species have left nature behind to fully enter the circuits of human culture.

In this project, natural beings such as plants and animals are transplanted into an exhibition and cultural space. In the age of extinction, such displacements are not only aesthetic devices but stand for actual strategies of survival.

Fondazione Prada
Largo Isarco

Installation view. Photo: Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti
Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Identity by:
2x4, Michael Rock - New York