Fondazione Merz



Mario Merz. My Home’s Wind

ZACentrale presents the first retrospective in Sicily dedicated to Mario Merz.


1 June – 24 September 2023 


ZAC – Zisa Arti Contemporanee, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa 




Fondazione Merz has launched the My Home’s Wind project dedicated to Mario Merz, planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the artist’s death, which occurred in Milan on 9 November 2003. The project kicks off with a retrospective exhibition held as part of the ZACentrale project, the first ever solo show of the artist in the city of Palermo.

Curated by Beatrice Merz, the exhibition opens to the public from 1 June to 24 September 2023 in the spaces of the ZAC – Zisa Arti Contemporanee at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa.

The exhibition takes up the creative flow of one of the fundamental figures of Italian contemporary art. For the first time in Palermo, the work of Mario Merz fills the spaces of the ZAC – Zisa Arti Contemporanee pavilion, in an unprecedented exhibition project that echoes the poetic, scientific and rigorous thinking enriched by peaks of irrationality running through the artist’s rich production. On show for the occasion is a selection of works that takes up the approach to the work of art and its presentation characteristic of Mario Merz’s modus operandi, taking the material form of a veritable environment played out on the changing and ungovernable idea of the wind.

The exhibition in Palermo is followed, this autumn 2023, by a programme of events dedicated to the figure of Mario Merz that comes to life in the spaces of the Fondazione Merz in Turin and beyond. Participating in the programme are a large number of scholars, friends and figures who have shared their paths with that of the artist.