yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower
jun 07, 2015

yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower

yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower
(above) yee-haw, 2015
digital print mounted on dibond and diasec.
219 x 180 cm / 86 1/4 x 70 3/4 in
photography by hugo glendinning / courtesy galerie perrotin

 

 

 

paola pivi: yee-haw
galerie perrotin, paris
now through august 1st 2015

 

 

paola pivi introduces a new series of photographs for the exhibition ‘yee-haw’ at paris’ galerie perrotin. continuing her work with animals, specifically their juxtaposition against strange and surreal surrounding landscapes, pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower. their instinctive actions within the urban context present a sharp contrast to the real world, despite the actuality of the situation.

 

as the horses discover their new playground — galloping, prancing and frolicking around the architectural landmark — the viewer is brought into dream within reality. the images reveal a dimension that is a part of everyday life, but has never before occurred in front of someone’s eyes. pivi puts familiar and archetypal elements in opposition, creating a fantastic iconography. working on the eiffel tower is also very meaningful for the artist, and can be seen as a way for her to play with the entire city and its history.

paola pivi yee-gaw galerie perrotin paris 
yee-haw (horse), 2015
digital print mounted on dibond and diasec.
180 x 270 cm / 70 3/4 x 106 1/4 in
photography by hugo glendinning / courtesy galerie perrotin

yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower
yee-haw (si imbizzarriscono), 2015
digital print mounted on dibond and diasec.
245 x 180 cm / 96 29/64 x 70 3/4 in
photography by hugo glendinning / courtesy galerie perrotin

yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower
yee-haw (sleeping), 2015
digital print mounted on dibond and diasec.
180 x 270 cm / 70 3/4 x 106 1/4 in
photography by hugo glendinning / courtesy galerie perrotin

yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower
yee-haw (paris), 2015
digital print mounted on dibond and diasec.
180 x 553 cm (en 2 panneaux) / 70 3/4 x 217 23/32 in (in 2 pannels)
photography by hugo glendinning / courtesy galerie perrotin

yee-haw: paola pivi brings four horses to the eiffel tower
view of the exhibition ‘yee-haw’ by paola pivi at galerie perrotin, paris (june 4 – august 1, 2015)
photo by claire dorn / courtesy galerie perrotin

 

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