Jorge Pardo and Gilberto Zorio

Jorge Pardo and Gilberto Zorio: Reverb

September 19, 2001 - June 16, 2002

<p>Jorge Pardo and Gilberto Zorio. <i>Reverb</i>. Photo: Oren Slor.</p>

Jorge Pardo and Gilberto Zorio. Reverb. Photo: Oren Slor.


"Reverb" is the intriguing result of a dialogue between American artist Jorge Pardo and Italian sculptor Gilberto Zorio. Interwoven into Project (2000) - Pardo's redesign of Dia's bookshop, lobby, and gallery - and partially enveloped by his new monumental curtain is Microfoni, a sound work first created by Zorio in 1969.


Press Release


September 19, 2001-June 16, 2002

Aug 08, 2001

A collaboration between Jorge Pardo, whose work Project (2000) transformed Dia´s ground floor with a renovation of its lobby, bookshop, and first-floor gallery, and Italian artist Gilberto Zorio is on view at Dia throughout its 2001–2002 season. Interwoven into Pardo´s Project and partially enveloped by his new monumental curtain is Microfonia, a sound work first created by Zorio in 1969.

For "Reverb,"Microfonia which comprises a number of microphones into which visitors can speak– has been installed throughout the Project space. The microphones collect both direct speech and ambient noise, which are electronically mixed and fed back to the site, changing the experience of the space. Pardo´s monumental curtain, which hangs on a labyrinthine track, also rearticulates the gallery, as it, too, invites the visitor to intervene in defining the spatial experience.

Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm
September 12, 2001 – June 17, 2002

First floor, Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th avenues)

Jorge Pardo was born in 1963 in Havana, Cuba, and moved to the United States as a young child. He earned his BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and currently resides in Los Angeles. Throughout his career, Pardo has mixed work devised for traditional museum spaces with artistic pursuits sited in other venues. In 1997, he held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. This followed a substantial commission to create a café for the Leipzig Messe, in Germany, in 1996. In 1999, at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pardo renovated the reception spaces and mounted an exhibition. His large-scale work ranges from a temporary pier for Sculptur Projekte Münster in 1997, which subsequently became permanent, to a house, 4166 Sea View Lane, which he presented in 1998 in the context of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Born in 1944 near Turin, Italy, Gilberto Zorio studied art at the Accademia de Belle Arti, in Turin. He exhibited his work in key shows of Arte Povera in 1967 and 1968 and mounted his first solo exhibition at the Galleria Sperone, Turin, in 1967. A 1976 exhibition at the Kunstmuseum in Lucerne was followed by a retrospective of the artist´s work at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, in 1979. A later retrospective, organized in 1985 by the Kunstverein, Stuttgart, traveled to the Musée National d´Art Moderne, in Paris; the Centre d´Art Contemporain, in Geneva; and the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, in Eindhoven. Currently, Zorio´s work is included in the exhibition of Arte Povera at Tate Modern, in London. He lives and works in Turin.

General admission to Dia is $6; $3 students and seniors; free for members and children under 10

A tax-exempt charitable organization established in 1974, Dia has become one of the largest organizations in the United States dedicated to contemporary art and culture. In fulfilling this commitment, Dia sustains diverse programming in the visual arts, as well as in poetry, education, and critical discourse and debate. Exhibition hours during the 2001 – 2002 season are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm, from September 12, 2001.

Support for this exhibition has been provided by Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz and the members of the Dia Art Council. Pardo's fabric was produced through a collaboration between Dia Center for the Arts and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.

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