GILBERTO ZORIO, a volume published by the MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and by the CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea of Santiago de Compostela, documents the solo exhibitions by Gilberto Zorio that were hosted by the two institutions between autumn 2009 and summer 2010. Inside is a previously unpublished text by Zorio metaphorically connecting the two exhibition spaces, the geographical distance between which – 2,070 km – becoming the title of the artist’s piece. Also linking together the maps of the MAMbo and the CGAC (silkscreen printed on gloss paper) is the plan of the Torre Stella, a symbolic work by Zorio and the fulcrum around which the exhibitions in the two museums are structured.
The publication is very extensive: in four languages (Italian, Galician, Spanish, English), with a total of 396 pages, it includes 169 illustrations of large dimensions, including 20 previously unpublished works by Gilberto Zorio, all held together by a precious binding with 3-fold cover and phosphor silkscreened title. Divided into sections introduced by works and unpublished texts by the artist, the catalogue looks back over the main themes and materials in his research: the star, the canoe, the javelin, the voltaic arc, crucibles, Pyrex dishes, Dalmine pipes, microphones and lights. Completing the volume are an introductory essay by curator Gianfranco Maraniello, a previously unpublished text by Gilberto Zorio, institutional forewords by Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi (President of the MAMbo), Roberto Varela Fariña (Councillor with Responsibility for Culture and Tourism of the Xunta de Galicia) and Miguel von Hafe Pérez (Director of the CGAC) and an abundant bio-bibliography edited by Francesca Cattoi.