Mario Merz’s work is an occasionnal work, conceived in homage to the French revolution in occasion of its bicentenary.

However, it is not a commemoration, even symbolic; there is no trace of the revolutionary spirit except in the ubiquitous energy of the neon writing: a luminous body which slips and crosses the opacity of the canvas breaking its paralysis. Under this flow of energy – which sends us back the idea of blood but which is also one of the essential components of Merz’s whole work -, each element of the installation does not count essentially for its internal meaning but for the relations it establishes with the others.
The proliferation of senses accentuates the non-conformist dynamism of the work and contributes in debunking any possible commemorative sense.

Selected works