Alberto Peola Art Gallery is pleased to announce Gioberto Noro’s solo exhibit.
curated by Valeria Ceregini
The only world that exists is the opaque,
the sunny being nothing more than its reverse side.
Italo Calvino, The Opaque, in Novels and Short Stories, vol. III
The artistic duo Gioberto Noro, urged by a cognitive drive in the realization of the work of art, displays an intent to know reality by overcoming the material limits of photography. In this respect, the camera is no longer a mere technical device, but a means to investigate the world and, thus, the Self.
In their work, the ‘split Self’ recombines in a perfect union – en to pan (“one is the all”) – in which female and male polarity (coniunctio oppositorum) is replaced by a complementary relationship, a perfect symmetry of cosmic principles that produces a balanced gender union. In Sergio Gioberto and Marilena Noro’s Rebis, a firm composure
and androgyny transpire from the treatment of images and the ‘individuation’ (individuus, undivided) of the elements that belong to a photographic universe which cannot exist outside reality. The microcosm in the photograph is a replica on a small scale of the macrocosm, a sort of a mise en abyme in which the individual
reiterates the universe.