The Easel

I Learned Enormous Things: Hans Ulrich Obrist Remembers Marisa Merz

Merz was the only woman – and lowest profile – member of the 1960’s arte povera movement. Recent shows reveal her to be the “liveliest”. Her works were hugely varied, including a violin sculpture made of wax. “As we were installing the violin … it started to melt in the summer sun. Marisa wasn’t bothered: ‘Why would an exhibition have to last?’” An excellent video (10 min) is here.