The Fondazione Prada is pleased to announce The Double Club project, conceived by the German artist Carsten Höller and supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Nigeria.

Founded 15 years ago, the Fondazione Prada has presented many ambitious artists’ projects in a programme which often features collaborations and multiple approaches to the creative process, with a unique capacity to embrace artisitc utopias such as The Double Club.

With its involvement in this new project, the Fondazione Prada — its relations with Carsten Höller date back to 2000, when his first extensive solo exhibition in Italy took place in Milan — has fulfilled its need to encompass other forms of artistic expression, testifying to its growing awareness of the importance of a global vision.

The Double Club is a not-for-profit organisation. 50% of its profits will be donated to the City of Joy charity that generates specialised projects to help abused women and children in the Congo. A fund-raising event is also scheduled for March 2009.

A book and a music compilation documenting the various stages of the project will be published by the Fondazione Prada.