In conjunction with Pitti Uomo fashion week, the Fondazione Pitti Discovery presents Between Art and Life, an exhibit showcasing the works of Andrea Zittel at the Costume Gallery at Pitti Palace in Florence. Curated by Alberto Salvadori, Between Art and Life features the work of one of the most interesting figures on the international contemporary art scene.
Andrea Zittel’s career – she signs her works with A-Z Administrative Service Zittel, an original “brand name” that is also impersonal and a manifesto which reveals her approach to conceiving and producing art. She was born in California where she completed the first part of her education, then she moved to Brooklyn; now she is back in California and lives in the Joshua Tree Desert with her son.
Currently, Andrea is pursuing her artistic research and applying it to daily life: the materials, limits and meanings of living space, clothing and household objects, the body’s resistance in situations where time cannot be measured, and the procedures we use to define and evaluate quality. It involves strict personal discipline and both psychological and biological explorations of our existence.
The exhibiton will show at Galleria del Costume, Sale della Meridiana from June 18th until July 16th 2010.