December 03, 2021

Paola Pivi: Lies, Lies, Lies on view at Anchorage Museum Dec. 03, 2021 through Sept. 4, 2022

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Artist Paola Pivi sees lies everywhere. The glut of information individuals engage with daily, she says, have made her keenly aware how lies are powerfully used as tools of manipulation. The confusion created by the spread of lies through mass communication is part of her installation Pivi’s Lies, Lies, Lies, opening at the Anchorage Museum Dec. 03, 2021.

Composed of 92 television screens and a sound system and installed on the Museum’s fourth floor, Lies, Lies, Lies invites visitors to enter a structure made of dozens of television screens on all sides, above, and below. More than 40,000 different images from around the world appear randomly every 3 seconds, one on each screen, while a sound system plays a human voice reciting numerous “lies.” The “lies” range from obvious and engaging to dubious and obscure, representing

the seemingly endless amount of content many of us consume every day through screens, and the confusion created by the spread of lies through mass communication.

Anchorage Museum visitors may be familiar with Pivi’s work from her series of brightly colored, feather-covered polar bears on view in the Museum’s Art of the North galleries. Her complex and diverse body of work is based in many media and is multi-layered, inviting viewers to extract their own meanings and ways of engaging.

Lies, Lies, Lies is presented in Anchorage with support from the Italian Council (9th Edition, 2020) and its program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

Born in Italy in 1971, Pivi now lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska.


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