The artist: Mario Merz

Talking again about Turin, Fondazione Merz presents the works that Mario Merz created for the 1999 exhibition “Che cos’è una casa?- What is a house?”, which was originally held at the Porto’s Fundação de Serralves under the curatorship of Vicente Todolí. The current exhibition delves into the Italian artist’s ability to vary his work and shape a show that constantly relates to the architecture of the place hosting it. As Mariano Boggia — president of the Fondazione — recalls, Mario Merz used to study the exhibition venues to understand the spatial relationships within the architecture of a particular site, so that he could anticipate the extent of his artistic act and then select the works to be exhibited accordingly. The show at the Serralves became an exemplary demonstration of his particular “work method”.

From December 2, 2010 to March 6, 2011

Selected by Ingrid Melano


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