• Mario Merz

    Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna

    The paintings that made up part of this exhibition document one particular branch of Mario Merz’s recent work—the large configurations, inspired by the prehistoric imagination, which he has used as archetypes of an original, exemplary, and normative state. These works unfolded along the walls of the large polygonal hall of the gallery, the succession of large, raw-canvas surfaces creating the first and outermost of the three centripetal structures that organized the space. This pictorial perimeter surrounded a large igloo at the room’s center, made up of irregular panes of glass on iron supports

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