View of “Giuseppe Gabellone,” 2018. Foreground: Untitled, 2018. Background: Untitled, 2018. Photo: Roberto Marossi.

Giuseppe Gabellone


For this solo show, Giuseppe Gabellone chose an off-site space, installing three works (all Untitled, 2018) at the Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, near Zero’s former location. The two large rooms in a stark, unfurnished industrial space seemed well suited to the extremely sober, almost minimal works that are the artist’s most recent creations. The large windows, moreover, allowed them to be seen in natural light, in keeping with the artist’s usual practice.

Interested in the signifying relationship between a work and its surroundings, Gabellone often inserts his sculptures into the void of expansive spaces in order to activate viewers’ reactions, including physical ones, to the maximum possible extent. In the first room, a large yellow canvas was periodically lowered from a slender metal structure hanging from the ceiling like a curtain that, once entirely drawn, divided the space into two.

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