Fondazione Merz

Marisa Merz. Geometrie sconnesse palpiti geometrici

22 September 2019 – 12 January 2020


Collezione Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati – Lungolago, Riva Caccia 1 – Lugano CH


In collaboration with Fondazione Merz

The Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection inaugurates the autumn season with a prestigious monographic exhibition dedicated to an important exponent of Italian contemporary art, Marisa Merz, the only female exponent of the Arte Povera group and one of the most outstanding protagonists of the 1960s Italian art scene.

he exhibition “Marisa Merz. Geometrie sconnesse palpiti geometrici”, curated by Beatrice Merz and developed in collaboration with the Fondazione Merz, shows a selection of her most iconic works accentuates a recurrent theme in the artist’s work: her research treating the face and especially the human figure.Covering more than fifty years of research this exhibition is composed of forty-five works which embody the entire creative career of Marisa Merz ranging from the drawing on different surface materials to sculpture in unbaked clay, from the weaving of copper wire and nylon to the objects transformed into wax in all of the artist’s diverse ways of expressing herself.

Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati