Fondazione Merz

Marisa Merz and Shilpa Gupta. visibileinvisibile

from 2 April to 1 October 2023 – Extended to 5 November 2023


MAXXI, Piazza Santa Maria Paganica 15, L’Aquila 


curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Fanny Borel

The duo solo show visibileinvisible, whose title is inspired by the unfinished text by Maurice Merleau-Ponty The Visible and the Invisible, features two key figures on the international art scene: Marisa Merz and Shilpa Gupta.

The exhibition, under the artistic direction of Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and the curatorship of Fanny Borel, showcases the work of two artists, creating a dialogue between two worlds – the East and the West – between two stories, between different generations. The show is a conversation about visibility and invisibility, the image and the word, the political and the philosophical, while the pieces mutually charge one another with ethical and poetic tension and complete each other.