“I really believe in Wikipedia, and that everything you find in Google is true and real. (…) ‘Time’ and ‘evocation’ are shifting towards a different field of reality. Maybe representation and power die through time. And that’s the difference between art and politics: Art has an evocative part that politics will never have. Reality stays through time while politics die with the politicians.” For Piero Golia, reality becomes a term filled with great ambiguity: how is reality – and our understanding of what is real – connected to the world around us? Do we actually still see ‘real’ reality if we spend most of our time in front of a flat screen and are thus engaged with a mediated reality? Why is an accurate image of the world apparently insufficient to make it understandable?
Piero Golia (*1974) is an artist. He lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2005 he founded, together with Eric Wesley, the Mountain School of Arts. In 2010 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam opened his solo exhibition Double Tumble or the Awesome Twins.