Fabro, Kounellis, Merz, Paolini

Published by Kunsthalle Bern, 1980, 22 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, German

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of Fabro, Kounellis, Merz, Paolini at the Kunsthalle Bern, 29 February – 7 March, 1980. With Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini and an illustration by A.R. Penck.

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Mario Merz – Künstler Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst

Published by Verlag Weltkunst und Bruckmann, München, 1988, 16 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 29.5 cm, German

Price: €9

A key figure of Arte Povera, Mario Merz investigates and represents the processes of transformation of nature and human life: with in particular, the igloos, visually traceable to primordial habitations, become for the artist the archetype of inhabited places and of the world, as well as a metaphor for the various relationships between interior and exterior, between physical and conceptual space, between individuality and collectivity. These pieces are characterized by a metal structure coated in a great variety of common materials, such as clay, glass, stone, jute, and steel—often leaning or intertwined in an unstable fashion—and by the use of neon elements and wording.

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