August 28, 2015
A conversation between Piero Golia and Chiara Parisi was the third talk in our [email protected] series of panel discussions hosted at Gagosian Le Bourget, Paris—held on July 7, 2015. Golia and Parisi spoke at Gagosian Le Bourget in conjunction with the current exhibition of large-scale sculpture by the late Chris Burden.
Piero Golia was born in Naples, Italy in 1974. His work has been shown in major exhibitions including “Uncertain States of America—American Art in the 3rd Millennium,” Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); “The Gold Standard,” P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2007); “Vesuvius,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2007); “The Nothing and the Being,” Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2009); California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art (2010); “Artist's Museum,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010–11); “Premio Italia,” MAXXI, Rome (2011); and “Made in L.A.,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014). Golia's work was included in the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). He co-founded the Los Angeles-based Mountain School of Arts, the longest operating artist-run school in California, in 2005. In 2010 Golia had a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam titled “Double Tumble or the Awesome Twins.” In 2013 he opened Chalet Hollywood in Los Angeles, a unique community-based space that will be recreated at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas in October 2015.
“Piero Golia: Intermission Paintings” is currently on view at Gagosian Rome through September 10, 2015.
Chiara Parisi is an Italian contemporary art historian living and working in Paris. As director of cultural programs at the Monnaie de Paris, she has curated the exhibitions “Chocolate Factory by Paul McCarthy” and “Musée d'Art Moderne—Département des Aigles. Marcel Broodthaers.” In 2004, she was appointed Director of the Centre international d'art et du paysage, which is located on Vassivière Island in France. She successfully opened the centre to a wider international audience and increased its cultural scope by introducing artists-in-residence programs. As an art critic, she is a regular contributor to a number of specialist magazines, and is also a member of the FRAC Franche-Comté art acquisition committee and of the Premio Italia Arte Contemporanea jury at MAXXI, Rome.
Gagosian Le Bourget is a mid-century industrial site redesigned by Jean Nouvel and opened as a versatile exhibition space in October of 2012. Spanning 1,650 square meters (17,760 square feet) over two levels, the gallery has presented four ambitious exhibitions of monumental works to date, including: “Anselm Kiefer: Morgenthau Plan” (2012–13); “Calder | Prouvé” (2013); “An American in Paris: Works from a Private Collection” (2014); and “Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden” (2015).