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Colonna, 1967

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Eternit tube, inner-tire tubes
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©Gilberto Zorio - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino e GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Foto di Paolo Pellion Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Gilberto Zorio investigates the idea of movement as a symbolic creative force, in ways that open up new possibilities for the language of sculpture. One of the protagonists of Arte Povera, Zorio chooses materials and objects that pertain to human experience, endowing them with symbolic values. Crucibles and alembics are used as elements of alchemical memory, while canoes and javelins are present as vectors that have traversed history, characterizing numerous cultures. In his work the artist introduces conditions for triggering physical transformations, sometimes obtained from chemical reactions. [...]
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