Fondazione Merz | Emilio Prini
curated by Beatrice Merz e Timotea Prini
in collaboration with Archivio Emilio Prini
29 October2019 – 9 February 2020
In collaboration with the Archivio Emilio Prini, from Tuesday 28 October 2019 to Sunday 9 February 2020 the Fondazione Merz presents a solo exhibition conceived by the Fondazione as a tribute to the artist Emilio Prini (Stresa, 1943 – Rome, 2016).
The exhibition is curated by Beatrice Merz and Timotea Prini.
This is a deserved tribute from the Fondazione Merz to a controversial, elusive, certainly brilliant, ironic, authentic and provocative artist. The exhibition is also an opportunity to retrace a bond of friendship and deep respect between Emilio Prini and Mario Merz.
For the first time a nucleus of over forty works by Emilio Prini, dating from 1966 to 2016, will be displayed to activate a critical and historical reflection on the experience of one of the most interesting representatives of Arte Povera.
The exhibition and layout were conceived by the curators to respect the artist’s philosophy and effected thanks also to the profound knowledge and closeness to Prini the man, friend and father.