Giuseppe Gabellone

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

This first solo museum exhibition of the work of Giuseppe Gabellone originated in France, at the FRAC Limousin. Here the show was adapted to the space of an eighteenth-century palazzo, but with only ten pieces, the selection hardly did justice to the breadth of Gabellone’s work. Still, it did offer some clues as to his preoccupations. His photographs were well represented, though his early sculptures, from the mid-’90s, were ignored in favor of two very recent ones as well as some intermediary works. In their hermeticism, Gabellone’s works seem to address our alienation from the direct experience of reality—or one might say they call into question the very notion of reality, through constructions that are very subtle from a conceptual standpoint.

The photographs are always large-scale (except one new one, which perhaps indicated a new direction) and in color, each printed in a single

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