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Liliana Moro

Galleria Emi Fontana

In what was the final show at Emi Fontana’s Milan space, one of the gallery’s “historical” artists, Liliana Moro, exhibited four new works. Proceeding from the entrance toward the back of the exhibition space, one came upon Flo, VI, Ru (all works 2009), three orange sculptures in the shape of suppositories that take their name from characters in the short play Come and Go (1965) by Samuel Beckett, an author congenial to Moro’s hermetic spirit. All That Fall, a collage of photos clipped from newspapers, also refers to Beckett through its title. Then there were two untitled works: One consists of about 150 transparent jars and vases of various sizes resting on the floor; the other, stuck on the back wall, is an old portable cassette recorder.

The latter piece, deliberately humble in its old-fashioned technology, seemed to function as a device capable of unifying the apparently unrelated works

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