Mario Merz. Domenico Bianchi
curated by Costantino D’Orazio
text by Ludovico Pratesi
format: 24,5 x 16,5 cm
date of publication: July 2004
images: 40 col e b/n
The book was published on the occasion of the Domenico Bianchi Mario Merz exhibition dedicated to the two artists as part of the Art&Maggio event, held at the Castello Svevo in Bari from 1 May to 30 June 2004.
The catalogue collects the photographic documentation of the exhibition and opens with the images of Mario Merz’s artistic project set up in the inner courtyard of the Angevin castle: it is a large igloo built in 1998 to be exhibited in the park of the Fundaçao Serralves in Porto and presented in the Bari exhibition as a tribute to the recently deceased artist. The iron structure of the igloo is surmounted by a deer that symbolically underlines the spiritual dimension of the work.
The second part of the catalogue is dedicated to the creations conceived by Domenico Bianchi and arranged in the castle’s Sala Angioina: eleven large paintings made using materials such as wood, wax, palladium and fibreglass.
The last part of the book uses images to illustrate some of Bianchi’s most significant experiences in exhibitions for indoor spaces and Merz’s works for outdoor spaces.