Paola Pivi

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

The Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan has no fixed premises and is always changing locations for its exhibitions. For Paola Pivi’s exhibition “My Religion Is Kindness. Thank You, See You in the Future,” curator Massimiliano Gioni chose the old, unused warehouse of the Porta Genova train station, a regional hub in a working-class neighborhood. The space is structured like a long corridor, divided into three sections. In the first section, Pivi exhibited Interesting, 2006, a series of live animals, all of them white: two gigantic metal aviaries contained, respectively, a solitary white peacock and a snowy owl, while three white fish swam inside two aquariums. This section led directly into a sort of anteroom, where fifty more animals, again all white, freely inhabited the space, among them swans and geese, hens and doves, puppies, ponies, and goats, a sheep with its lamb, and a cow. At

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