Fondazione Merz



Marisa Merz. Listen to the Space. Ascoltare lo spazio

a major retrospective devoted to Marisa Merz


3 May – 22 September 2024 – LaM – Musée LaM – Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut


curated by  Sébastien Delot, Grégoire Prangé and Andrea Viliani


in collaboration with Fondazione Merz

The LaM is devoting a major exhibition to the Italian artist Marisa Merz (1926 – 2019), the first retrospective in France for 30 years (Centre Pompidou, 1994) and the first exhibition in a French public institution for almost 15 years (Vassivière Island CIAP, 2010).

Celebrated in 2013 by the award of a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, Marisa Merz was one of the leading artists on the Italian and international art scene and closely affiliated with the Arte Povera group. Thanks to the Fondazione Merz’s collaboration and commitment, the LaM will present a selection of iconic works alongside previously unseen pieces, as well as major research work carried out in the archives.

A catalogue is set to be co-published with Éditions Fonds Mercator, comprising previously unpublished essays by Sébastien Delot, Marianna Vecellio and Andrea Viliani, republished texts by the artist, a chronology drawn up by Grégoire Prangé and numerous archival documents.