Paola Pivi: I Want It All

Date(s) - 04/22/2022 - 08/15/2022
12:00 am

Andy Warhol Museum


This exhibition embraces Italian artist Paola Pivi’s penchant for physical and visual excess.

Celebrated for her provocative eccentricity, Pivi’s artistic production is full of odd encounters and whimsical moments. From animals in strange habitats, to an 18-wheeler truck positioned on its side, to gushing fountains of juice, ink and espresso, the artist asks the public to reconsider the manipulation of the natural world around us.

“I Want it All” includes photo and video documentation of Pivi’s ambitious performances as well as expansive site-specific installations. Dozens of playful sculptures of baby polar bears covered in colorful plumage take over the museum’s special exhibition gallery, displaying human mannerisms and imbued with innocent curiosity. In addition, new soft sculptures produced in collaboration with Italian design company Moroso debut as well as a museum commission made from 250 pairs of shoes.

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