giancarlo e danna

marisa merz

geometrie sconnesse palpiti geometrici
22.09.2019 — 12.01.2020
curated by
Beatrice Merz
Archived exhibition
exhibitions archive

The Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection presents the exhibition Marisa Merz. Geometrie sconnesse palpiti geometrici devoted to Marisa Merz (Turin, 1926–2019), the only female exponent of the Arte Povera group and one of the leading Italian artists of the 1960s. A selection of her most iconic works highlights the recurring theme in her oeuvre of the exploration of the face and the human figure. The exhibition brings together a corpus of 45 works embracing Marisa Merz’s entire creative horizon: from drawings on various materials to unfired clay sculptures, from copper and nylon weavings to objects transformed into wax, in an attempt to render all the expressive modalities explored by the artist.

In collaboration with
Fondazione Merz, Torino


Texts by
Beatrice Merz
Ester Coen
Douglas Fogle


Published by
Mousse Publishing, Milano


Exhibition design
Mariano Boggia

with the contribution and support of