Marisa Merz
Untitled (Living Sculpture) 1966

Artwork details

Artist
Marisa Merz born 1931
Title
Untitled (Living Sculpture)
Date 1966
Medium Aluminium
Dimensions Overall displayed dimensions variable
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor 2009
Reference
T12950

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Merz stapled strips of aluminium together to create this suspended sculpture, which originally hung in her home before being exhibited in a gallery. Like other artists of the Arte Povera group, Merz used inexpensive, ordinary materials to challenge the elite status of art. She is also concerned with domesticity and has used techniques with feminine associations, such as knitting. ‘There has never been any division between my life and my work,’ she has said.

January 2016

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