Giorgia Fiorio. In One

© Giorgia Fiorio / Galleria del Cembalo | Giorgia Fiorio, Vudù Celebration, Saut d'Eau, Haiti, 2000


Dal 24 Aprile 2020 al 19 Giugno 2020


Luogo: Sito web Artsy

Indirizzo: online

Enti promotori:

  • Galleria del Cembalo Roma

Sito ufficiale: http://

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 “the there is which vision encompasses1”.
The Gift addresses the diversity of ritual expressions of Belief between the individual and that which of its living being is unknowable. 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 Being2 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.