Gilberto Zorio, ‘PER PURIFICARE LE PAROLE’, 1979, Pietro Sparta
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Gilberto Zorio

PER PURIFICARE LE PAROLE, 1979

196 9/10 × 86 3/5 × 173 1/5 in
500 × 220 × 440 cm
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Pietro Sparta
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Gilberto Zorio
Italian, b. 1944
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Gilberto Zorio creates alchemical artworks that capture chemical processes, mechanical transformations, and energy exchanges while alluding to evolution and human existence. Zorio uses a specific visual lexicon of five-sided stars, javelins, and canoes, embracing them for their allusions to movement, energy, and transformation. Consistent with the principles of Arte Povera, he uses traditionally non-artistic materials like scaffolding, foam, and cowhides in his work. Zorio regularly incorporates lamps and incandescent tubes to display fluctuating energies through luminosity. He frequently suspends or balances objects using cantilevers to showcase slow reactions over time and to suggest an overall tension and fragility. The work Microfoni (Microphones) (1968) exemplifies Zorio’s preference for holistic, sensory experiences. The sculpture includes microphones suspended from the ceiling that allow viewers to broadcast themselves, employing sound (specifically vocal reverberations) as the artwork’s primary material.

Gilberto Zorio, ‘PER PURIFICARE LE PAROLE’, 1979, Pietro Sparta
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About the work
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Pietro Sparta
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Gilberto Zorio
Italian, b. 1944
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Gilberto Zorio creates alchemical artworks that capture chemical processes, mechanical transformations, and energy exchanges while alluding to evolution and human existence. Zorio uses a specific visual lexicon of five-sided stars, javelins, and canoes, embracing them for their allusions to movement, energy, and transformation. Consistent with the principles of Arte Povera, he uses traditionally non-artistic materials like scaffolding, foam, and cowhides in his work. Zorio regularly incorporates lamps and incandescent tubes to display fluctuating energies through luminosity. He frequently suspends or balances objects using cantilevers to showcase slow reactions over time and to suggest an overall tension and fragility. The work Microfoni (Microphones) (1968) exemplifies Zorio’s preference for holistic, sensory experiences. The sculpture includes microphones suspended from the ceiling that allow viewers to broadcast themselves, employing sound (specifically vocal reverberations) as the artwork’s primary material.

Gilberto Zorio

PER PURIFICARE LE PAROLE, 1979

196 9/10 × 86 3/5 × 173 1/5 in
500 × 220 × 440 cm
This is a unique work.
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