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Mario Merz. Time is Mute

Gallery in the exhibition “Mario Merz. Time is Mute”, Palacio de Velázquez, Reina Sofía National Art Museum © Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores. Photography archive of the Reina Sofia National Art Museum

In the Palacio de Velázquez (Retiro Park), the Reina Sofía Museum presents the most complete retrospective to date in Spain of the artist Mario Merz, a key figure for understanding the direction of European art in the second half of the 20th century.

Through a selection of over 50 pieces, the exhibition offers an overview of the multifaceted work of Merz over the years. From his earliest abstracts in the 1950s to his last pieces in the 1990s, it revisits both the artistic motifs and artefacts that made him famous, and the less-known works created at the beginning and end of his career.

As a painter, sculptor, performance artist and creator of installations, Mario Merz was linked to “arte povera”, a movement which championed the use of humble materials found in nature or discarded by the consumer society. He is best known for his variations on the structures of igloos and archaic shelters, evoking a whole series of references to the dawn of human history and the temporary refuges and utopian projects of the post-industrial world.

General information

Dates
Oct 11, 2019 to Aug 30, 2020
Theme
Contemporary art

Category
Exhibition



Location and contact

Venue
Reina Sofía National Art Museum

Calle Santa Isabel 52
28012 Madrid
Madrid
Telephone  +34 917741000
Fax  + 34 917741056
E-mail  info@museoreinasofia.es
Website  http://www.museoreinasofia.es


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Reservations
Website  http://entradas.museoreinasofia.es/site/MuseoReinaSofia/?lang=es

In partnership with
Fondazione Merz

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