Fondazione Merz announced finalists for the Mario Merz Prize, 3rd Edition:
Art Category: Bertille Back (France); Mircea Cantor (Romania); David Maljkovic(Croatia); Maria Papadimitriou (Greece); Unknown Friend (USA)
Music Category: Annachiara Gedda (Italy); Mauro Lanza (Italy); Filippo Perocco (Italy); Robert HP Platz (Germany); Jay Schwartz (USA)
The artists were chosen by this year’s jury composed of Beatrice Merz (President, Fondazione Merz); Claudia Gioia (Independent Curator), and Samuel Gross (Head Curator, Istituto Svizzero). From 3 June –6 October 2019, the Fondazione Merz will present a group exhibition of the shortlisted artists inTurin. The winner will be chosen by the jury and announce by Beatrice Merz on the occasion of the Mario Merz exhibition at the Reina Sofia, Madrid, in October 2019. The public can also cast a valid vote for the candidates via the Mario Merz Prize website mariomerzprize.org–following the opening of the finalists’ exhibition in June 2019.The winner will be commissioned to produce a new site-specific solo exhibition at Fondazione Merz in November 2020, coinciding with Artissima.
- Mario Merz Prize, 3rd Edition