Marisa Merz

Geometrie sconnesse palpiti geometrici


This exhibition is part of the series of initiatives dedicated to artists of the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati. Covering more than fifty years of research, it comprises 45 works which embody the entire creative career of Marisa Merz, ranging from drawings on different surface materials to sculpture in unbaked clay, from the woven copper wire and nylon to to objects transformed into wax, in all of the artist's diversity of self-expression.

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Curated by Beatrice Merz

A project by Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati and Fondazione Merz

The Catalogue
The bilingual exhibition catalogue (Italian/English) includes an introductory text by Beatrice Merz, President of the Fondazione Merz, together with critical texts by the art historians Ester Coen and Douglas Fogle. The volume contains the colour reproductions of all the works exhibited together with the photographs of the exhibition layout. Published by Mousse Publishing (Milan).

The Collection
Every year, together with the temporary exhibition, the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati proposes a selection of works from the Collection never previously exhibited.These include works by the most important international Avant Garde artists of 20th and 21st centuries. The essential constituent of the exhibition is an entire room dedicated to the leading artists of Arte Povera to emphasise the importance of the cultural context in which Marisa Merz found herself working at the beginning of her artistic career.

  • Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati

  • Riva Caccia 1, 6900 Lugano
  • Presse conference
    Thursday 20 September, 2019
    11 am

    Saturday 21 September, 2019
    6 pm