“Paola Pivi: Art with View” at the Bass Museum Miami Beach
Lili Tisseyre

#MIAMI  Paola Pivi, currently on display at the new Bass Museum in Miami, is a free and committed artist who knows how to leave indelible memories in our collective memories through her often monumental pieces.

Thus, we remember this G-91, a small inverted fighter aircraft placed at the entrance of the Italian Pavilion during the Venice 99 Biennale and which undoubtedly enabled Italy to win the coveted Golden Lion for the best national pavilion. Or, in 2015, this convocation of a team of thoroughbreds on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Invited by the heiress Eiffel, emeritus rider, on the occasion of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, she performed an improbable performance full of the freedom that makes her signature. It fixed the unprecedented presence of these horses on magnificent pictures presented at the Perrotin gallery.

But today it is his polar bears covered with coloured, pink, red, yellow feathers that stand out, climb the walls, nonchalantly stroll through the superb newly renovated rooms of the Bass, which were joyfully rediscovered last year on the occasion of Miami Art Basel, the volumes and the lighting effects during the exhibition dedicated to Ugo Rondinone.

Each of his works is a long-term reflection, a slow infusion that opens us to an interpretation, an appropriation of cultural symbols, in an instinctive way. In 1997, it imposed its questions and took up experimental challenges, from the overthrow of a life-size truck to the composition of a human sculpture of a hundred Chinese that raises the question of individual identity as it is conceived in the West.

And it is the instinct that animates him and allows him to live his art to the full. An art that she practices with objects or people from everyday life but whose composition is charged with a great visual poetry and undoubtedly arouses our curiosity.

An exhibition not to be missed at Miami Art Basel and visible until March 2010.

It should be noted that the Perrotin gallery will present during Miami Art Basel the piece “What goes round-Art comes round” by Paola Pivi alongside pieces by ván Argote, Daniel Arsham, Hernan Bas, Sophie Calle, Wim Delvoye, Jens Fänge, Bernard Frize,gimhongsok, Laurent Grasso, Zach Harris, Hans Hartung, Thilo Heinzmann, John Henderson, Leslie Hewitt, Gregor Hildebrandt, Bharti Kher, Lee Bae, Julio Le Parc, MADSAKI, Fahrad Moshiri, Gabriel de la Mora, Takashi Murakami, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, Claire Tabouret,Gabriel Rico, Claude Rutault, Cinga Samson, Park Seo-Bo, Aya Takano, Xavier Veilhan and Pieter Vermeersch.


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Art Basel Miami Beach

December 6-9, 2018

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