maurizio cattelan: fondazione nicola trussardi 04
maurizio cattelan: fondazione nicola trussardi 04
may 05, 2004

maurizio cattelan: fondazione nicola trussardi 04

a view on the installation


mise-en-scene milan

installation piazza 24 maggio, milan, italy from may 5 to june 6, 2004

curated by massimiliano gioni, artistic director of the fondation nicola trussardi


— after a year from the presentation of the exhibition SHORT CUT, by the artists michael elmgreen & ingar dragset, and after IF HAD YOU, the exhibition of darren almond, the trussardi foundation introduces a new work of maurizio cattelan, conceived for one of the historic places of the city of milan.

commissioned from the foundation and produced by the artist for the milanese public square ‘XXIV maggio’, in one of the most vital zones in milan, the installation will be under the eyes of all citizens, passing torists and art experts for more than a month. in this monumental setting at the crossroads of history, referencing napoleon’s campaigns and world wars I and II, maurizio cattelan stages the epilogue of a macabre fairy tale, an ancient popular ritual and a new urban legend.

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