L’altro, lo stesso / Installation view, ZACentrale
The Other, The Same
Oct 26, 2021 – Mar 27, 2022
Fondazione Merz / ZACentrale
Palermo, Sicily

The ZACentrale project gets under way at the ZAC, with which, after several years of intense activity in the area, the Fondazione Merz inaugurates a permanent centre dedicated to the arts of our time in Palermo.

This new exhibition and cultural adventure opens with the group exhibition curated by Beatrice Merz and Agata Polizzi, entitled L’altro, lo stesso (The Other, The Same).

The ZACentrale project kicks off in the spaces of ZAC – Zisa Arti Contemporanee with which the Fondazione Merz, after several years of intense activity in the area, is inaugurating a permanent centre dedicated to the arts of our time in Palermo, thanks to a three-year agreement with the municipality.

The title of the exhibition, L’altro, lo stesso, is taken from a collection of poems by Jorge Luis Borges, dedicated to the process of recreation with which nature continually nourishes the birth of new life. The exhibition project focuses not so much on individual works of art understood as static objects, but rather on proposing a dynamic experience to the public in which the selected works, conceived as constantly evolving living forms, lend themselves to being nourished by each other in a process of mutual care that germinates continuous reactions.

The exhibition includes works by the international artists Lida Abdul, Rosa Barba, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, Joan Jonas, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz and Lawrence Weiner and a sound work by the international artist duo Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson.

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