The Production of the Self: Conversations about Marisa Merz

Sep 08, 2020 159

Organized in conjunction with the dedicated artist room at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  this series of online conversations will focus on the work of pioneering Italian artist Marisa Merz (1926-2019).

Join us as international scholars and curators pay homage to Merz’s life and legacy and meditate on aspects of the artist’s practice that are often overlooked, including: Merz’s relationship to reproductive labor, domesticity, and classical tradition; the artist’s experimentation with material and form; Merz’s connection (or lack thereof) to contemporaneous women artists in Italy and abroad; and her ambiguous position amongst artists associated with Arte Povera.

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