Named after Mario Merz, the Fondazione was established in 2005 as a centre for Contemporary Art with the intent to host exhibitions, events, education-related activities, and to further research and explore art.
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Established in 2005, Fondazione Merz presided by Beatrice Merz is as platform for contemporary art hosting a variety of exhibitions, events and education-related activities. The building – a former heating plant for the Lancia factory from the 1930s – has an overall area of 3,200 mq, of which 1,400 for an exhibition area over three floors and including an external area.
The Foundation works with collaborators and curators such as Vicente Todolí (artistic advisor at Hangar Bicocca, Milano), Frances Morris (Former Director at Tate Modern, London), Richard Flood (Director of Special Projects & Curator at Large of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York) and Mariano Boggia. It also works with site specific commissions and international projects.
Fondazione Merz, Turin. Image courtesy of Silvano Artico.
Installation view of Tutttovero. Image courtesy of Silvano Artico.