• Piero Golia, Finalmente Venezia (Grand Uniforme), 2013, acrylic paint on silk, 59 x 59".

    Piero Golia


    In the Italian Pavilion at this year’s Fifty-Fifth Venice Biennale, Piero Golia showed Untitled (My Gold Is Yours), 2013, a cube composed of cement with a vein of gold running through it. The public was invited to “mine” the precious metal by scratching into the cement, thereby modifying the sculpture until it nearly disappeared. Wanting to capture and in some way immortalize the fleeting moment of pleasurable surprise in being invited to exhibit in the Biennale, Golia devised the project presented in his recent exhibition “Finalmente Venezia” (Finally Venice)—a phrase that seems halfway

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