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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