CALL FOR PAPERS | Regarding Marisa Merz

With the new MAXXI Arte collection display Apropos of Marisa Merz, the museum has carried forward its examination of those artists who may be considered to be the masters of the XXI century and has provided for in-depth research into the art of Marisa Merz with the publication of a monograph (A proposito di Marisa Merz, edited by Carolina Italiano, Mousse Publishing 2012).

In a further opportunity for examining the role played by Marisa Merz since her debut, MAXXI B.A.S.E. is pleased to announce a call for papers and a study day focussing on the artist and Italian art of the last few decades.

Graduating students, doctorate students, bursary holders and young researchers and academics are invited to present an original paper on Marisa Merz, selecting one of the following themes:
- the choice of materials and the techniques used
- the role of the female dimension
- the artist’s relationship with the Turin art world of the 1960s

The winners will be invited to participate as speakers at the study day on the artist that will be held on Saturday 1 December 2012 at MAXXI B.A.S.E., while a maximum of four of the most interesting papers will be published in issue n. 12 (2013) of the MUSMA – Museo della Scultura Contemporanea di Matera’s Quaderni di Scultura Contemporanea.

Alessio Fransoni
Vanessa Martini
Daniela Vasta
Daniela Voso

Materials to be submitted
- Abstract of the paper: a maximum of 2,500 keystrokes and a specific bibliography. Specify the research theme selected
- Curriculum vitae: include a list of the candidate’s publications
- Participation form

All materials should be submitted via Email in Word or rtf format to between the 15th and the 22nd of October 2012.
The winners will be required to submit their definitive papers (maximum 15,000 keystrokes) to the same address no later than the 26th of November 2012.