Gilberto Zorio

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

This exhibition of Gilberto Zorio’s work united older and newer pieces, but not in the manner of a retrospective. The show was not concerned with a respectful backward glance at established works, but with their manifestation in the present. Yet however well an individual piece may work on its own, here it always had a relationship to its predecessors and descendants. This was not just a consequence of the show’s well-conceived installation, which seemed in and of itself a work of art that incorporated and transcended the individual works.

This structural cohesiveness at the level of installation was accompanied by the material affinity of the works themselves, an exchange of energy that seemed to jostle the show’s subtle organization, at times bursting the boundaries of the exhibition site and spilling over into the enormous hall within which the central gallery is set. Zorio grasped the

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