Published by Damiani/Perrotin. Text by Massimilano Gioni, Jens Hoffmann.
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.
It Just Keeps Getting Better by Italian installation artist Paola Pivi, who was born in 1971, is published in conjunction with her solo exhitibition at Kunsthalle Basel. Her large-scale installations dramatize the absurd by creating disorienting situations and contexts: a figher jet turned on its back, for example, or a huge tractor-trailor turned on its side.