MARIO MERZ | NUMBERS ARE PREHISTORIC – Exhibition

MARIO MERZ | NUMBERS ARE PREHISTORIC – Exhibition

 MARIO MERZ | NUMBERS ARE PREHISTORIC

NEON, in collaboration with Fondazione Merz, presents the exhibition of Mario Merz, one of the most significant artists of the Arte Povera movement.

It is the first exhibition of the Italian artist that will be presented within the context of a museum in Greece. Curated by Paolo Colombo, the exhibition-survey aspires to shed light at the multifaceted practice of Mario Merz.The title of the exhibition, “Numbers are prehistoric”, derives from Mario Merz’s book “I Want to Write a Book Right Now” (1989) and expresses the need that urged him to become involved and dedicated in art, politics, life. With this phrase, the artist means that numbers existed before history and evolve to infinity in parallel with the development of the earth and the universe. Presenting material that has not been exhibited before, the exhibition balances between visual art and written expression, following Merz’s particular way, who deals with the main themes in art using lines, numbers and words.
 
The exhibition is implemented at a crucial moment in Greece, when notions of necessity and primary needs are being re-evaluated, giving the opportunity to re-examine ones’ ideas through varied examples of Merz’s oeuvre.
 
Duration | 22 October 2015 – 31 January 2016
 
Venue | Museum of Cycladic Art, Stathatos Mansion
 
Curator | Paolo Colombo
 
Opening Hours | Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday | 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday | 10:00 – 20:00 || Sunday | 11:00 – 17:00 || Tuesday | Closed
 
Guided Tours with the curator Paolo Colombo |
Thursday 19/11 @ 18:30
Thursday 10/12 @ 18:30
Thursday 17/12 @ 18:30
Saturday 19/12 @ 13:00
Saturday 16/1 @ 13:00
Sunday 17/1 @ 13:00
Saturday 30/1 @ 13:00
Sunday 31/1 @ 13:00
 
Free Participation with the entrance ticket of the exhibition
On a first come – first served basis
 
Meeting point: Stathatos Mansion (Vas. Sofias & Irodotou 1)
 
Educational Program | ‘Art and Mathematics’ implemented by THALES + FRIENDS
Weekends | 11:00 – 12:00
The program is designed for children and teenagers 12-15 years old and the participation is free
 
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Date

Nov 17 2015

Time

12:00 am - 12:00 am
(e)Magazino