Fondazione Merz

Emilio Prini

28 October 2019 – 9 February 2020


curated by Beatrice Merz and Timotea Prini


in collaboration with Archivio Emilio Prini

Fondazione Merz presents a solo retrospective dedicated to one of the pioneers of the Arte Povera movement Emilio Prini (1943 – 2016), the first since the artist’s passing. In collaboration with the Emilio Prini Archive, the exhibition is curated by Beatrice Merz and Timotea Prini.

This is a deserved tribute to the controversial, elusive, and provocative artist, whose works were rarely exhibited in public. The exhibition is also an opportunity to retrace the friendship and deep mutual respect between Emilio Prini and Mario Merz.

For the first time a body of over 40 works by Emilio Prini, dating from 1966 to 2016, will be displayed to offer a critical and historical reflection on the experience of one of the most enigmatic representatives of Arte Povera. The exhibition and layout were conceived by the curators to respect the both artist’s philosophy, and reflect on Prini as a man, friend and father.

Thanks to: Regione Piemonte, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT
Si ringrazia Città di Torino e Kuhn & Bülow