MERZ Mario

Milan, 1925 - Milan, 2003

  • FD373

    Che fare?, 1968, Wax and fluorescent tube in metal container, 14.4 x 45 x 17.8 cm

FD373

Che fare?, 1968

Biography

He dropped out of his classical studies and took up art as a self-taught painter. After an abstract-concrete period in Turin, he moved towards informal art.
In 1965-66 came his first three-dimensional installations. Right from 1967 he was a member of Arte Povera, combining natural materials (planking, leaves, earth, stone, wax) with glass and neon, often in the archetypal form of the igloo. To express the growth of organic energy, he adopted the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. His works are now in prestigious museums in Italy and around the world.

Board of Directors

Piergiorgio Re (Chairman)
Diego Novelli (Vice-chairman)
Fiorenzo Alfieri
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giovanni Cordero 
Paolo Emilio Ferreri 
Enrico Filippi 
Emanuela Gambetta
Gian Paolo Zanetta

Auditors

Cesare Ferrero
Aldo Milanese
Anna Tornoni


Secretary

Lorenzo Ferreri


CULTURAL ACTIVITY

Marina Paglieri

Artistic Commission

Fiorenzo Alfieri
Giovanni Cordero
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giuseppe Luigi Marini
Francesco Poli

ADDRESS

Via Magenta n. 31
10128 Torino

TELEPHONE/FAX

011 542491

MAIL

fdf@fondazionedefornaris.org

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