Copper wire, nails, canvas on frame
Collection of Fondazione Merz
Marisa Merz (1926-2019) was the sole female artist of the Arte Povera movement. Her works blur the distinctions between domestic objects and art objects, making use of everyday materials like blankets, bowls of salt, and copper wires. She often left her works unnamed and undated, claiming that artmaking operated “beyond time.” In 2013, Merz received the Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Biennale.