mercoledì 22 maggio 2013

Piero Golia at the Venice Biennial

vice versa is the title chosen by curator Bartolomeo Pietromarchi for the Italian Pavilion exhibition project at the 55th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.
vice versa proposes an exhibition made up of seven rooms, seven spaces, each of which hosts two artists in dialogue with one another, where the works displayed reveal the profound sense of this dialectical approach.

For his participation in the 2013 Venice Biennale, Piero Golia presents a solid, rebar-reinforced, gold dust-infused concrete cube outside the Italian Pavilion. Approximately eight feet high, this work acts as both a figure of urban resistance, obstructing and rerouting pedestrian traffic, and a public offering. Golia invites the viewer to mark the surface or even attempt to dislodge and keep part of the sculpture. Tempting the gold-digger within, he serves the public by making the work available as a dense reservoir of souvenirs in waiting. While on view, the sculpture remains in process outside Golia's control. Its final form will be a record of its public life and history, determined by the shamanistic choreography of social behaviors.

La Biennale di Venezia
Italian Pavilion
Tese della Vergini at Arsenale
Website: vice versa | Venice Biennial 

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