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    Khalil Rabah. Through the Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind

    pages: 256

    format: 15 x 21.5 cm
    publication date: April 2024
    package: paperback
    language: Italian

    isbn 9788877573124


    In Turin, for the first time, Khalil Rabah's Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind takes the form of an archaeological site, in which the visitor is invited to immerse himself in a historical narrative rendered through testimonies and clues. In the spaces of the Fondazione Merz, the artist challenges the role of the museum as a mere container and focuses on art as a tool for the interpretation and correction of history. Khalil Rabah's artistic practice ranges between painting, sculpture and installation to construct a lucid and careful analysis of history and its interpretations, questioning their narrative modes and the perception they generate. Fundamental themes such as change, memory and identity intersect in his work, creating new ways of representing communities and relationships. ways of representing communities and the relationships that make them up.

    The catalogue accompanies the project conceived by Khalil Rabah for the Fondazione Merz and was created as an extension of the Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind (PMNHH). Developed as a nomadic museum institution that the artist inaugurated in 2003, Rabah's museum, which includes departments such as geology, botany and palaeontology, has seen several iterations around the world and is identified as a project in constant evolution.


    Khalil Rabah is a Palestinian conceptual artist born in Jerusalem in 1961. He studied Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington and has resided in the United States for over a decade. His most recent solo exhibitions include Casa Árabe, Madrid (2016); Kunsthaus Hamburg (2015); e-flux, New York (2013); and Beirut Art Center (2012). As well as major group exhibitions, including Manifesta 12 Palermo (2018); Sharjah Biennial (2017); Marrakech Biennial (2016); Kochi-Muziris Biennial (2014); Thessaloniki Biennial (2013); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012); Mathaf, Doha (2010); and Venice Biennale (2009). Rabah is the initiator and artistic director of the Riwaq Biennale and a co-founder of the Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem. From 2011 to 2015 he served on the curricular committee of Ashkal Alwan's Home Workspace programme in Beirut, Lebanon.

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    Mario Merz. Catalogue Raisonné Volume One: The Igloos

    pages: 512
    published: 23 x 27 cm
    publication date: October 2023
    immagini: 380 col. e 60 b/n
    binding: brossura cucita cartonata
    languages: English
    isbn 9788877572615


    The first volume of the general catalogue of the artist's work is dedicated to the igloos and based on the exhaustive research conducted by art historian Maddalena Disch, edited by the Fondazione Merz with the support of the Scientific Committee composed of Richard Flood (independent curator and essayist), Frances Morris (Director of the Tate Modern in London) and Vicente Todolì (Artistic Advisor HangarBicocca in Milan) and the Merz Archive. The volume is introduced by a text signed by the Scientific Committee and an essay by Maddalena Disch; each work is presented with an analytical historical and biographical profile supported by accurate bibliographical references and an exhaustive photographic repertoire; a section of the volume will be devoted to an anthology of texts by the artist and excerpts from interviews concerning the works included in the volume. The book of over 500 pages will be published in two editions, one in Italian and one in English. Publication is planned for Autumn 2023 to mark the 20th anniversary of the artist's death in Milan on November 9th 2003.