Marisa Merz

1926 · Italy

Artist biography

Marisa Merz is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Italy, like other celebrated artists such as Marco Mazzoni, Andrea Fogli, Alma Tancredi, Debora Vecchi, and Grazia Varisco. Marisa Merz was born in 1926.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marisa Merz is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Thomas Dane Gallery and Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, and Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Belgium. Marisa Merz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Bureau des Réalités in Brussels with the exhibition Pelamide. The exhibition was open from 21 June 2017 until 13 July 2017. Marisa Merz' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Brussels (13 December 2018 - 07 February 2019) with the name Solo Exhibition and Galeria Pelaires in Palma de Mallorca (12 June 2019 - 09 September 2019) with the name 50th anniversary. Marisa Merz' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Pelamide and took place at Bureau des Réalités in Brussels, Belgium from the 21 June 2017 to 13 July 2017.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era of the Romans has exerted a consequential influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its immense artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which translates to “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been an intense era of cultural and political flourishing, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly affected by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most powerful artistic centres, home to pioneering movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly influential Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Marisa Merz

Marisa Merz was born in 1926 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the dominant artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread across the globe. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera integrated a number of these ideas into their radical political ideologies to develop a new kind of magic realism.

Marisa Merz

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