Trampoline is pleased to support the exhibition of Pauline Curnier Jardin & Feel Good Cooperative, Triviale at the MACRO in Italy in 2024. This support follows a series of artist encounters organised for the MACRO’s director Luca Lo Pinto, through Trampoline’s professional invitation programme in 2018.
The exhibition Triviale presents the outcomes of the ongoing collaboration between French artist Pauline Curnier Jardin (1980) and the Feel Good Cooperative, founded in Rome in 2020 by the artist herself and composed of a group of Colombian sex workers and their allies, including photographer and sex worker Alexandra Lopez and architect and researcher Serena Olcuire. A balcony, a bed, a streetlight, nocturnal journeys along the margins of Rome, a post-mortem visit to Pope Benedict XVI : the exhibition will consist of a theatrical set in which the public and the domestic nature of sex work are enacted and humorously elaborates on themes of gender identity, migration, the legacy of colonialism, as well as self-representation and self-determination.
This is the first time the Cooperative will be presenting their work, in exhibition form, in the same city in which they have been conceiving and creating their collective practice, at once subverting both power dynamics and spatial normativity.