Speaking About Marisa Merz


Saturday 1 December, h 11.00-17.00
Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Room, MAXXI B.A.S.E. – free entrance

The MAXXI is dedicating a day of study to Marisa Merz, one of Italy’s most interesting contemporary artists. The event is part of a general project offering a further occasion to examine and discuss the artist’s research, investigating the Italian art scene from the 1970s to 1990s.

The event completes a series dedicated to the artist that began with the exhibition Regarding Marisa Merz(at the MAXXI through to 6 JANUARY 2013), the core of which is the recent acquisition by the MAXXI Arte collection of Senza titolo (2009-2010); the series continued with the publication of the monograph A proposito di Marisa Merzexpanded with the call for papers inviting graduate, PhD and postdoctoral students, young researchers and scholars, to present their own original contribution in relation to the work of this artist.

PROGRAMME
h 11.00-13.30
Papers and Discussion
introduction
Carolina Italiano, Manager MAXXI B.A.S.E. Arte
moderator
Luigia Lonardelli, Curatorial Department, MAXXI Arte
speakers
Alessio Fransoni, Vanessa Martini, Daniela Vasta and Daniela Voso (Italian graduate students and PhDs selected via the call for papers)

h 15.00-17.00
Roundtable
introduction
Anna Mattirolo, Director MAXXI Arte
moderator
Maria Grazia Messina, Università degli studi di Firenze
speakers
Lara Conte, Università dell’Insubria, Como
Michele Dantini, Università degli studi del Piemonte Orientale
Cristina Mundici, Fondazione Merz, Turin