On March 8, 2017 at 6 pm will open at Fondazione Merz the exhibition of the 5 finalists in the Art Section of Mario Merz Prize | second edition: Francesco Arena, Petrit Halilaj, Gili Lavy, Shahryar Nashat and Suha Traboulsi.
Curated by Beatrice Merz, the exhibition unfolds on the ground floor of the Fondazione and features one or two of the most significant works, among videos, installations, and sculptures, by each of the shortlisted artists.
The finalists in the Art Section, were selected among hundreds of nominees by jurors of the pre-selection panel Nicholas Cullinan (Director National Portrait Gallery, London), Claudia Gioia (indipendent curator) and Marisa Merz.
Members of the Final Jury for the Art Section are: Manuel Borja-Villel (director Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid), Massimiliano Gioni (Head Curator New Museum, New York – Art Director Fondazione Trussardi, Milan), Lawrence Weiner (artist), and Beatrice Merz. The public will have the possibility to participate in the voting process by logging onto the website, www.mariomerzprize.org or by filling out the voting card provided.