Over the course of her two-decade career, the Italian-born, Alaska-based multimedia artist Paola Pivi (born 1971) has fashioned such unlikely objects as a mausoleum made of cookies and a rotating airplane. Many of her sculptures and photographs are comical, as in her pictures of miniaturized designer chairs attached to bare buttocks, or a leopard walking across rows of cappuccino cups. Animals are a recurrent presence throughout, whether taxidermied and rendered sculptural or alive and photographed in unlikely locales (e.g. her tender portrait of two zebras, their heads hooked around each other's necks, against a backdrop of mountain snow). This volume is published for Pivi's 2013 exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris, and gathers a selection of her work from the past ten years.
- Hardback | 218 pages
- 215.9 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 1,224.69g
- 01 Feb 2014
- Bologna, Italy
About Paola Pivi
Born in Milan, Italy, in 1971 and now based in Anchorage, Alaska, Paola Pivi's diverse artistic practice embraces sculpture, photography, video, and performance. She received the Golden Lion at the 1999 Venice Biennial for the best national participation to Padiglione Italia. She showed again at the Venice Biennial in 2003, in Manifesta in 2004 and in the Berlin Biennial in 2008.