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Senza titolo, 1997

Loaned to
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Description
 paraffin, lead, copper wire, water, motor
Dimensions

33.07inch x 3.5inch x 34.6inch

No. Elements
1
Object Type
installazione
Credits
© Marisa Merz - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
Intimate and solitary, Marisa Merz’s work suggests the presence of secrets that are difficult to translate into words. Her works, often untitled, initially emerged in the late 1960s from the domestic sphere, maintaining a quality of that which is handmade and delicate. The artist uses traditional knitting needles to manipulate nylon or copper threads, composing grids that capture portions of space and the magic of light and shadow that only a direct encounter with the work can reveal. In other cases, sheets of aluminum are cut and sewn according to a process that enables the material to express its organic dynamism. [...]
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