Pauline Curnier Jardin & Feel Good Cooperative
Le Colonne della Colombo
The If Body’s program culminated on Oct 12 2023 with a new performance by Pauline Curnier Jardin & Feel Good Cooperative, produced and curated by LOCALES.
For this appointment, the collective invited the audience to partake in the public shooting of their new film, Le Colonne della Colombo. The Present, the Past and the Utopian Future led the public to discover Via Cristoforo Colombo, in a performative journey through EUR’s fascist urban planning and architecture, and its colonial specters.
The 12th of Oct. is a day celebrated in many countries as Columbus Day. Such reference was poetically and irreverently subverted in the performative intervention by Feel Good Cooperative, which brought together monumentality and movement, statuary and collective sing, to resignify through a polyphony of desiring bodies the sites of exploitation and power within public space.
The performance was co-realized with Jindřich Chalupecký Society and Prague City Gallery and promoted in collaboration with Museo MACRO — Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma. In November 2023, Jindřich Chalupecký Society opened a solo exhibition of Pauline Curnier Jardin & Feel Good Cooperative, which is hosted by and realized in collaboration with Prague City Gallery. The MACRO Museum will present a solo exhibition of Pauline Curnier Jardin & Feel Good Cooperative at its spaces in 2024.