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Piero Golia

March 26–May 16, 2020
Britannia Street, London

Piero Golia, Untitled (lightning), 2020 (still) 35mm film (color, silent, 1 min. 57 sec.) and projector, overall dimensions variable; photography: Martin Lisius, StormStock© Piero Golia

Piero Golia, Untitled (lightning), 2020 (still)

35mm film (color, silent, 1 min. 57 sec.) and projector, overall dimensions variable; photography: Martin Lisius, StormStock
© Piero Golia

About

In the interest of public health, this exhibition has been postponed until further notice.

People always think I’m joking. But I am a serious man. 
—Piero Golia

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition by Piero Golia.

Golia is a sculptor of situations. His works—at times architecturally scaled, at others elusive or immaterial—are statements aimed at expanding the boundaries of art. His practice is heterogeneous and unpredictable, employing diverse mediums and methods to spark chain reactions that, even when they leave no objects or images behind, have the capacity to alter our perception.

In 2003, after his involvement in a car accident that threw him into debt, Golia took the remains of his 1984 Saab, melted them down, and recast them into a glossy black unicorn. Five years later, he responded to the standardized format of the art-fair booth by compressing a 10-meter-long passenger bus into the 6-meter width of the assigned space, filling it completely. In 2010, he installed a sculpture atop the roof of the Standard Hotel on Sunset Boulevard—a mysterious orb, Luminous Sphere, which lit up whenever he was in town.

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Britannia Street, London

6–24 Britannia Street
London WC1X 9JD

+44 20 7841 9960
london@gagosian.com

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10–6

In the interest of public health, this gallery is temporarily closed until further notice.

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