The idea of ascent is also present in Macchia III (Stain III), 1968. Zorio has stated: “I have always been interested in an attempt to raise up sculpture, to suspend it and place it in the air, in order to occupy the entire space, including the aerial horizon.” The work is created by scattering liquid rubber on the ground, in concentric circles. Subsequently the rubber is suspended in the space by cords whose tension is never definitive. The elevation of the sculpture corresponds to the artist’s attempt to make tangible the way the work belongs to the space of the imagination, continually renewing the wonder of an unexpected encounter.


  • Title: Stain III
  • Creator: Gilberto Zorio
  • Date Created: 1968
  • Location Created: Rivoli, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: gomma, 120 x 126 x 7 cm; corda, dimensioni variabili
  • Rights: Margherita Stein Collection Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT on loan to Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino

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