Paola Pivi

It Just Keeps Getting Better

This artist’s book, which can be read from the front or the back, is published in connection with Paola Pivi’s solo exhibition It just keeps getting better at Kunsthalle Basel.

The young Italian artist became known with a series of enigmatic large-format, surrealistic photographs, placing animals in unexpected places and situations. In her elaborate room installations, objects and performances she thematizes the absurd aspects of reality by placing familiar objects in unexpected contexts, divesting them of their functions.

At the Venice Biennale Pivi showed a Fiat G91 fighter jet turned upside-down and a huge semi-trailer placed on its side. Pivi’s works breaks open cultural, social and societal conventions and evoke irritation in the viewer.

English text.

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