Artist Pietro Roccasalva's Cute Overload

A detail of Pietro Roccasalva’s (2003). Photo: Detail of the exhibition at “Fuori Uso,” Pescara, 2003. Courtesy of My Private, Milano.

“Senso Unico,” P.S. 1’s current survey of the eight biggies in contemporary Italian art, features work by the spectacle-loving Francesco Vezzoli, nude-performance enthusiast Vanessa Beecroft, and Pietro Roccasalva, whose demonic (and presumably narcissistic) parrot suggests a Technicolor (and adorable!) take on Hitchcock’s The Birds. —Rachel Wolff