"Sorry, I can't tell you"
This series of 11 black and white photographs is exhibited in its entirety for the very first time at the Galerie Perrotin in Miami, 6 of the photographs having already been shown in September at the Carlson Gallery in London.
Sorry, I can't tell you is of great importance to Paola Pivi. It is markedly different from all of her other work and is sure to surprise even the most informed of audiences. For the first time, Pivi uses black and white photography. The style is very classical and the content is extremely graphic. The 108 x 162 cm photographs depict a private performance in 2008, which was organized and realized without the presence of the artist and photographed by Hugo Glendinning. It has since taken Pivi two years to handle and show these images. The artist does not wish to engage in any further communication on this piece of work. A sign on the door to the exhibition warns of the adult nature of the images and informs the public that minors are not permi tted to enter. There is no violence depicted in these photographs, but entry is only recommended to people who are not easily offended by strong images.