Alberto di Fabio “Realtà parallele” at GNAM, Rome
“Realtà parallele,” Alberto di Fabio’s first exhibition at a public institution in Italy, comprise of a large-scale installation composed of various pictorial elements executed by Di Fabio between 2007 and 2011. The monumental and site specific installation presented at GNAM evokes sculptural and environmental art. Positioned at the far end of the museum’s central exhibition hall, next to the Cortile del Partigiano, Di Fabio is the first artist to have conceived a project utilizing this particular space, which links the older nucleus of the museum to the more recent wings designed by Cesare Bazzani.
Since the 1980s, Di Fabio has addressed the relationship between art, science, and the cosmos through a body of work that investigates the natural world and physical phenomena that define it. Moving steadily toward abstraction, and animating the optical, kinetic – at times spiritual – elements that characterize his work, Di Fabio continues to captivate international critics, museums, and collectors with his fresh and unique approach to the medium.
through 22 July, 2012
Photos by Sebastiano Luciano