Fondazione Merz


Mario Merz


texts by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Dieter Schwarz,Luciano Pistoi, Carla Lonzi, Germano Celant, Michael Sonnabend, Wieland Schmied, Achille Bonito Oliva, Mario Diacono, Zdenek Felix, Marlis Grüterich, Denys Zacharopoulos, Harald Szeemann, Rudi Fuchs, Bruno Corà, Danilo Eccher, Daniel Soutif, Marcella Beccaria
The monograph reproduces the photographic documentation
pages: 244
format: 23 x 27 cm
date of publication: November 2006
illustrations: 166 col and b/w
binding: hardback
two editions: Italian and English
eng ed. isbn 99788877571845
it. ed. isbn 9788877572134

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The monograph reproduces the photographic documentation of the solo exhibitions held in 2005 at the Fondazione Merz, Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum and GAM Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, representing the most important spaces dedicated to contemporary art in Torino. This monograph, the most completed published on the artist, contains the complete iconographic documentation of his artworks, representing an archival documentation and providing an uprecedented understanding of Merz’ working process.

The volume includes a comprehensive artistic career history, bibliography and biographical chronology and which is the most updated and complete examination of the artist. The book is unriched by the inclusion of unpublished material showed for the first time at the Fondazione Merz. It documents Mario Merz selected artistic production, including paintings, sculpture, installations, drawings, neon and Fibonacci series works. Some critical essays complete the volume, providing a deep and high reflections on the artist and his significative role in contemporary art.