Mario Merz is best known for his igloos in organic materials. The igloo symbolises the archetypal house. It is the most elementary inhabitable structure, a temporary construction in a natural material, associated with the nomadic life and able to be built in no time at all. Merz saw the igloo as the ideal house.
year and place of birth: 1925, Milan, Italy
whereabouts: +2003, Turin, Italy
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Collection Study III: Art in Europe after 196813.09 until 15.03.2015
Starting in September, the S.M.A.K. is presenting an exhibition entitled Collection Study III: Art in Europe after 1968.
Chambres d'Amis | Collection presentation16.03 until 04.11.2012
As part of TRACK, S.M.A.K. brings together, in this presentation from the collection, several works created for the Chambres d’Amis city-wide exhibition in 1986.