Fondazione Merz presents Voglio fare subito una mostra, the exhibition project by artist Elisabetta Benassi (Roma, 1966).
The exhibition features works that Mario Merz created between the 1960s and ’70s alongside site-specific installations by Elisabetta Benassi. Standing out among the latter is the work MareoMerz, around which the entire exhibition revolves. It consists of an installation made with a significant everyday object that belonged to Mario Merz, specifically his last car: Elisabetta Benassi celebrates its reappearance as the object becomes the link of a personal story that, due to unusual circumstances, blends into our collective history.
The strong ethereal connotation of the work she presents here leads directly to Merz’s works that, together with the location, have fuelled the planning and creation of the project. His entire production was carefully and keenly explored, investigating every thought he revealed through his neon writings, or the publication of a book.
Elisabetta Benassi has been invited to Vice/Versa, the exhibition project for the Italian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.