Maurizio Cattelan - Lullaby Monumental Cemetery
“Lullaby” is a reinstallation of a work of the same name the artist created in 1994 and just donated to the city of Milan, where he currently lives. The installation is made of piles of sacks the artist filled with debris from a 1993 explosion and Mafia terrorist attack at the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC), which left five people dead and the entire city reeling.
Rather than show the work in a white cube, Cattelan opted for a much more visceral setting: the cremation room of the city’s Monumental Cemetery. Two piles of rubble sit on rail tracks that typically transport beds carrying bodies to the crematorium. Visitors must take a long and winding path to find the installation, which is on view until November 6, after which it will enter the collection of the Museo del Novecento. - Vivienne Chow,