EXHIBITIONS

ARTISTS
    In One
    24.4 > 26.9.2020

    The exhibition is visible on Artsy.

    After a thirty-year quest around the human figure, in the present display two paths converge in one: The Gift (2000-2009) and Humanum (since 2010). Here photography does not replicate an object of sight, it is a luminous signal revealing “that there is which vision encompasses”*.

    The Gift addresses the diversity of ritual expressions of Belief between the individual and that which is unknowable of its of its living being.

    Humanum riconsiders human figurations of archaic statuary in the perception of our time. Photographs of The Gift are not images of ‘someone’ and do not document or represent anything. They summon that which anyone knows being not something, but Being only**. Likewise, Humanum’s works, by means of a process disclosing the continuous transfiguration of sculptural appearence in the evolution of light, are not portraits portraying statuaries of someone who lived, they question the archetypal figure of that which lives beyond corporeal existence. Accusative and nominative, humanum is the term of a contact whereby the sculpted subject and the facing living one, contemplate one-another.

    This isn’t exactly an “exhibition”, as one couldn’t possibly exhibit that which is by definition invisible. More humbly this is the presentation of an endless-origin which in stone or gestures of millenary deeds—each differently inalienable from its cultural heritage—inscribes in the present-time, each one’s reflected presence.

    The book of The Gift project has been granted the UNESCO Patronage in 2009. For Humanum, The archaeology of Being – in progress since 2010 – Giorgia Fiorio has collaborated with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Scuola Superiore, Sant’Anna, Pisa and has worked so far at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens; the Acropolis Museum of Athens; the Louvre Museum in Paris; The Iraq Museum of Baghdad; the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Wien; the National Archaeological

    Museum of Cyprus in Nicosia.

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    PRESS REVIEW
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Votive Head Ca.1949 VI.15-1, Paradeigma C4-1, Original Edition, scale 1:1
    2015-2016,
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre,
    cm 60,6 x 60,6, Edition 2 of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Tête Salt Ca. 2289, Paradeigma F9, Original Edition, scale 1:1
    2015,
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre,
    27.6 × 207 cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Reserve Head ÄS 7787, Paradeigma F9 Original Edition, scale 1:1
    2017,
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre,
    27 × 236 cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Haruspex Ca. 248: 1, Paradeigma C4-1, Original Edition, scale 1:1
    2015 - 2016,
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre,
    55,8 x 55,8cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Female Head Nam 244, Paradeigma C4-1, Original Edition, scale 1:1
    2012,
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre,
    62,1 x 62,1cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Lady of Warka IM 45434, Eikona Central, Original Edition, scale 1 : 2
    2015-2016,
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre,
    68.1 × 107.2 cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Clay Head of Statue Ca. 870, Paradeigma C4-1, Original Edition scale 1:1
    2015 - 2016,
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre,
    85 x 85cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Nabatea Necropolis of Petra, Jordan
    2007,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    72 × 72 cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Kyoto Zen Garden, Japan
    2006,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    116x56cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Dongha ritual oblation, Ethiopia
    2004,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    116x56cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Mevlevi, Sema Ceremony, Konya Sanctuary, Turkey
    2004,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    72x72cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Burned Tree, desert of Sud Sudan
    2004,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    72 × 72 cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Meditation on river Ayerawaddhy, Myanmar
    2003,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    72 × 72 cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Pilgrim towards the source of river Ganges, India
    2001,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    72 × 72 cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Shwezigon Paya Pagoda Nyaung-Hu, Myanmar
    2003,
    vintage gelatin silver print,
    116x116cm, ed.1/1
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Brahmans on river Ganges, Allahabad, India
    2001,
    carbon print on 100% cotton fibre,
    116x56cm, Edition of 3
    Giorgia Fiorio
    Vudù Celebration, Saut d'Eau, Haiti, 2000
    Carbon Print on 100% Cotton Fibre
    28 3/10 × 28 3/10 in
    72 × 72 cm
    Edition of 3
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