Eugenio Giliberti

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The essence of Eugenio Giliberti’s work may be the obsessiveness that is involved in its creation. The final result of each of his projects, however perfect its execution, is less important than the steps that were taken to create it. But Giliberti’s emphasis on process, which was suggested in his recent show by a pointed use of diagrams and preliminary instructions, as well as self-consciously laborious techniques, does not preclude his producing tactile and visually compelling objects.

This show, Giliberti’s first in his native city in more than ten years, was almost crowded with work, containing a number of pieces: a large red disk on the floor; an array of convex, monochrome squares; a yellow wall contrasting dramatically with the building’s 18th-century architecture; and, perhaps most remarkably, a series of sheets of paper on which the artist drew somewhat maniacal diagrams indicating

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