Among the most important contemporary artists, with her sculptures, performance pieces and installation Paola Pivi (Milan, 1971) builds a personal universe ruled by the laws of absurdity.

“With her sculptures, performance pieces and installations, Paola Pivi builds an upside-down world, a personal universe ruled by the laws of absurdity. The artist’s work comes out of colossal undertakings, but is pervaded by lightness and irony: through changes of context, endless multiplications and radical displacements, Pivi’s magical realism turns apparently impossible actions into disarmingly simple gestures.” - Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director Fondazione Trussardi, Milan.

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Ph. Hugo Glendinning

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Paradisoterrestre presents Rock the art, Paola Pivi’s solo show at Paradisoterrestre Gallery.

The artist triggers a short circuit between her artworks on display - large museum-like installations - and the domestic environment they are presented in. Rock the art turns the “home” of Paradisoterrestre into the fantastic universe of one of the most important contemporary artists.

The wall lamp Let'em shine art and the carpet Universe, created by Paola Pivi exclusively for Paradisoterrestre, will be presented for the first time in the exhibition.

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Thanks to Massimo De Carlo and Perrotin for their kind collaboration and to Karma Culture Brothers for the titles / Ph. Andrea Rossetti

Paradisoterrestre Exhibition - Paola Pivi - Rock The Art - Time machine
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Paradisoterrestre Exhibition - Paola Pivi - Rock The Art

Paola Pivi
Universe

Paradisoterrestre edition 2021

Materials: Wool and bamboo silk
Dimensions: 200 x 287 cm

ph. Andrea Rossetti

  • Let'em shine art
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Paola Pivi
Let’em shine art

Paradisoterrestre edition 2021

Materials: Fabric fringes, pvc bristles, metal structure, led strip, 2 lights bulbs
Dimensions: W 35 D 60 H 200 cm

ph. Andrea Rossetti

  • Time Machine series
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Paola Pivi
Very nice ride, 2016
Materials: aluminium, rubber, peacock feathers, engine
Dimensions: Ø 170 × 41.2 cm

Paola Pivi
Red means stop, actually, 2016
Materials: aluminium, turkey feathers, engine
Dimensions: Ø 110 × 41.5 cm

Paola Pivi
I am a punk bird, 2016
Materials: aluminium, pheasant red tip feathers, engine
Dimensions: Ø 120 × 40.4 cm

Paola Pivi
I love spinning, 2016
Materials: aluminium, pheasant feathers, engine
Dimensions: Ø 130 × 40.4 cm

Paola Pivi
It was falling from the birds, 2016
Materials: aluminium, striated turkey feathers, engine
Dimensions: Ø 130 × 41.7 cm

Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong

Paola Pivi
Old is gold, 2007

Materials: ribbons for wrapping flowers, steel structure
Dimensions: 196 × 80 × 82 cm

ph. Andrea Rossetti

Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong

  • Money machine (true blue, baby I love you)
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Paola Pivi
Money machine (true blue, baby I love you), 2013

Materials: stainless steel, mixed materials, money
Dimensions: 243.84 × 211 × 160.5 cm

ph. Andrea Rossetti

Courtesy Perrotin

Paola Pivi
I did it again, 2018

Materials: urethane foam, plastic, feathers Dimensions: 290 x 150 x 85 cm

ph. Andrea Rossetti

Courtesy Perrotin