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Paola Pivi, Ok, you are better than me, so what?
Galerie Perottin, New York (USA)

18.09 - 26.10.2013

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Press release

Galerie Perrotin will inaugurate its New York space with the exhibition by the audacious and playful Italian artist Paola Pivi, Ok, you are better than me, so what?, from 18 September to 26 October.

Exhibition  18 September - 26 October 2013. Galerie Perrotin, New York, 609 Madison Avenue – New York, NY 10021. Tél. : +1 212 812 2902. Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm.

Paola Pivi, Ok, you are better than me, so what? Galerie Perottin, New York

Pivi creates artworks that are disorienting and simultaneously poetic. Though formally different, her work pushed the limit of what can be done in this world as an artwork. Her first comprehensive solo exhibition in the United States will take over both floors of the gallery and feature exclusive new works. On the ground floor, Pivi will present an installation of eight fantastic creatures. The polar bears will return in Paola's art!

Nomadic by nature, Paola Pivi has lived all over the world, including Shanghai, the remote island of Alicudi in southern Italy, and Anchorage, Alaska. She is presently in India. Last year, the artist was commissioned two original public artworks in New York City:
How I roll, a project by Public Art Fund, a Piper Seneca airplane rotated on its wingtips, installed near Central Park at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and Untitled (zebras), a striking image of zebras on a snow-covered mountaintop on the 25-by-75-foot High Line Billboard at West 18th Street.

Like all of her photographs, this image is a live-action still, presented without digital intervention. Another of her iconic photographs,
Untitled (donkey), shows a lonely donkey on a boat floating in the Mediterranean Sea.

This solo show in New York will be Paola Pivi's seventh exhibition with the gallery.