Project room Andrea ZittelFashion Between Art and Life
Confidence, freedom, consistency, experience: these are just a few of the key words we need to understand the work of Andrea Zittel. The 45 year old American is one of the most interesting figures on the international contemporary art scene; she has been invited – more than once - to participate in events such as the Biennale di Venezia, Documenta in Kassel, the Whitney Museum Biennial and she recently held a large personal exhibition at the Schaulager Museum in Basel.
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.
“To see Andrea Zittel at the Galleria del Costume in Palazzo Pitti”, says Alberto Salvadori, the exhibition curator, “is to discover daily life, the personal dimension of living in a space that has turned the tiniest gestures of a lost intimacy into something fit for a museum”.