Mario Merz. Time is mute
Time Out says
The Reina Sofía Museum dedicates a retrospective to the late Italian artist Mario Merz, who was a member of the Turin Arte Povera group, and who died in 2003. The exhibition takes viewers to the sociopolitical context of Italy in the 1960s and 1970s, when Merz, through his works made with found or crude materials, was already questioning the established system and the role of individuals as social agents in a predetermined structure. Merz went back to traditional, almost ancestral forms, including domestic objects, animals, and archaic constructions such as the igloo, with which, together with organic, everyday and symbolic materials, he sought to deepen the origin of society and the traces of these life models in current times.