Mario Merz / 2020

édition 2020

This year artgenève makes it possible to present two monumental works by Mario Merz (1925-2003). If the great igloo, Senza titolo (doppio igloo di Porto) of 1998 concluded an exceptional recent exhibition in Milan, the installation Pietra serena sedimentata depositata e schiacciata dal proprio peso, così che tutto quello che è in basso va in alto and tutto quello che è in alto va in basso, soprelevazione e opera incerta di pietra serena (Pietra serena sedimented and deposited and crushed by its own weight, so that everything that is at the bottom rises and everything that is at the top descends, elevation and uncertain work of the Pietra serena) remains quasi unprecedented since its creation in 2003 in Florence. Thanks to the support of the Merz Foundation of Turin, the public can thus grasp the density of the plastic vocabulary of the Italio-Swiss artist, who has never ceased to reveal the wonderfully strange aspects of the geometry of the world.

Samuel Gross

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