reviews

  • Mario Merz

    Kunsthaus Zurich

    Mario Merz’s large-scale retrospective here was a kind of work of art in its own right—a platform for discussion, seeking not so much affirmation of a career as a farsighted perspective on new dimensions of creativity. The dynamic proliferation, the breaking of boundaries, that so deeply characterize Merz’s work were also the essential quality of the installation as a whole. Consequently, the individual works were squeezed together in such a way that they appeared to want to force themselves on each other and reproduce, independently of the artist’s control. Each individual work did maintain

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