Exhibition

GILBERTO ZORIO

18 Oct 2008 – 18 Jan 2009

Regular hours

Saturday
11:00 – 19:00
Sunday
11:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 19:00
Thursday
11:00 – 19:00
Friday
11:00 – 19:00

MK Gallery

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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  • Local Buses: Frequent daily buses run from Central Bus Station and Milton Keynes Central rail station stops on Midsummer Boulevard outside MK Gallery and Milton Keynes Theatre.
  • Nearest station: Milton Keynes Central

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Gilberto Zorio belongs to a generation of Italian artists who in the mid 1960s pioneered a radical and distinguished artistic movement which later became known as Arte Povera. Through the use of often modest and humble materials, these artists posed sophisticated and profound questions about the very nature of human existence. This will be Zorio's first solo exhibition in the UK and will include new installations made specifically for Milton Keynes Gallery's spaces combined with works that trace the historical points of his practice. Energy, through the use of elemental forces, is essential to Zorio's work and is addressed in many ways, from the near invisibility of oxidisation and its effect on copper to the ferocious heat of metal welding. Zorio's use of different metals such as lead, copper and steel connects his work to a lineage of historical and primordial forms of creative expression. Germano Celant, the curator and art critic who introduced the theory of Arte Povera will be in conversation with Zorio on Wednesday 26 November at 7 — 8.30 pm.

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