Bologna, Italy

Gilberto Zorio

Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

Gilberto Zorio’s exhibitions always provide an effective confrontation with space: The artist constructs new works or environments that interact with their architectural envelope. In the large hall of the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (mambo), Zorio has created the most recent installment of his series of “Towers,” begun in 1976—constructions, made from light, aerated concrete blocks, in the shape of a five-pointed star. Here, the shape of Torre Stella Bologna (Bologna Star Tower), 2009, can be perceived only from the museum’s second-story windows above, which look out from a corridor onto the interior space that Zorio has screened off with panels. Moreover, it is only possible to see the work—one side of which stretches as far as the museum entrance and beyond—through cracks carved into the panels. Many of the artist’s past and recent works are placed around the construction. The image

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