Sunday, 22 September 2013

MARISA MERZ at THE SERPENTINE GALLERY


 SERPENTINE GALLERY
28 September to 10 November 2013

Which of my blogs is one of the most popular?

Surprisingly it's Blog 76 Untitled, Living Object by Marisa Merz. She's an artist I came across while wandering through Tate Britain, Room 5 Level 5, in May 2011.  I thought it was the first time I'd heard of her. I was wrong. While studying Italian art at City Lit I'd written an essay on Arte Povera artists, who used everyday and organic materials in an effort to subvert the elite status that the art object had reached. She had a pioneering role as a central figure and as the only female artist in the movement.

Now she is to have her own show at the newly launched Serpentine Galleries. At the same time the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery (designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate Zaha Hadid) will host a site-specific installation by Adri├ín Villar Rojas, an Argentinian artist  renowned for his large-scale sculptural works, predominantly made in clay and brick.This Gallery transforms The Magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store, located a few minutes' walk from the Serpentine Gallery on the north side of the Serpentine Bridge.

www.serpentinegallery.org/exhibitions.html




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