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Marisa Merz

4 Jun 2017
20 Aug 2017
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
CA 90024 Los Angeles

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Marisa Merz, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy: V-A-C Foundation, Moscow

Marisa Merz, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy: V-A-C Foundation, Moscow

Framing Marisa Merz as the ‘sole female protagonist’ of Arte Povera – a term coined by Germano Celant in 1967 to describe a group of Italian artists who rejected loftier forms for ‘poor’ materials such as rocks, wood, burlap and industrial remnants – ‘The Sky Is a Great Space’, the artist’s first US retrospective, forefronts her importance within the dominantly male group and broader category of postwar contemporary art. Read the full review here.