Bernier/Eliades Gallery presents Mario Merz's individual exhibition.
The exhibition presents twelve unpublished works. Mario Merz (1925-2003, Italy) was one of the most important figures of the Arte Povera movement of the 60s and 70s. The use of organic and industrial materials was the landmark of this artistic movement. Along with Alighiero e Boetti and Luciano Fabro, Merz wanted to separate art from consumerism, while emphasizing on everyday forms as the most immediate communication tools. Best known for his igloos and the Fibonacci sequences of neon, Mario Merz created projects with both a primordial and technological hue, utopian worlds where science is confronted by human imagination.
Mario Merz has been honored with the following awards: Ambrogino Gold Prize, Milan, Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Vienna, and the Arnold Bode Prize, Kassel. He has presented his work at numerous institutions around the world including: Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Welhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Fondazione Merz in Turin presents his works and sponsors art exhibitions for other artists.
The gallery is open Τuesday- Friday 10:30-18:30. Saturday 12:00-16:00.
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