Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
20 January – 22 April 2018
Curators: Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum, and Ian Alteveer, Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the retrospective will now be presented in Europe as a collaboration between the Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria and Fondazione Merz.
The exhibition features many pieces, bringing together sculptures, paintings, and installations that span five decades of Marisa Merz’s work, revealing the intimate and visionary character of her formal and aesthetic approach.
Fondazione Merz has actively contributed to developing the exhibition by lending—together with the artist herself—several works, some of which will go on display for the first time. The Fondazione has also provided fundamental documentation for the exhibition catalogue, and worked in close collaboration with the curators, to edit the most updated and complete bio-bibliography.
For this project the Fondazione Merz has received support from Lavazza, marking the beginning of a three-year partnership, which will see the leading coffee company support the Fondazione’s international activities.