Location: Palacio Velázquez
Description: This retrospective on the work of Mario Merz surveys the provenance of a body of work suspended in a kind of pre-historic time, at odds with the discourse of modern-era history. This anachronistic perspective, apparent in the choice of materials and iconography, stems from the ideological and committed stance of an artist and his relation to the political and intellectual climate in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s, in addition to his rejection of pervasive capitalism and the American way of life after the Second World War.
Linked to povera art, his biography of this political and poetic implication account
Photographer: José Luis de la Parra