Mario Merz (Milan, 1925) was an Italian artist. He studied medicine in Turin and was an active supporter of Justice and Freedom during World War II. Self-taught, in the early 1950s he created powerfully material works. From 1967 on, his work displays clear references to Arte Povera. In 1968 he made the first Igloo, a structure which, over the years, was to become typical of his production and proposed in different variants. In 1970, he began to adopt as a module for installations and sculptures Fibonacci’s mathematical formula, assumed as an expression of organic growth. His works can be found at the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato, the Mambo in Bologna and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rivoli (Turin).
©Mario Merz by SIAE 2016 per Mario Merz
Il Dado è tratto.
Arte contemporanea italiana oltre la tradizione
Il Dado è tratto. Arte contemporanea italiana oltre la tradizione, exhibition catalogue published in two languages (Italian and English) with an essay by Sergio Risaliti, 240 pages, illustrated artworks, archive documents, biography, selected bibliography.
2015, pag 240, Italian / English