A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

February 22 to April 13, 2019
James Bishop, Antonio Calderara, Andreas Christen, Joseph Egan, Giorgio Griffa, Robert Mangold, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Fred Sandback, Richard Tuttle, Jerry Zeniuk

Marisa Merz (*1926) and Mario Merz (1925–2003)

The frequent visits of Marisa and Mario Merz in Zurich, especially in the 1970s and 1980s, each became an extraordinary event. The same applies to our visits to Turin and Milan. Our unusual friendship was intense and demanding.

Yet it would be wrong to think that the result of these encounters would have been regular exhibitions in the gallery. It always took many pathways and detours to show one or more works with us.

But the 1977 exhibition “vento preistorico delle Montagne Gelate” and the 1979 presentation “irritabile irritato” remain unforgettable.

The Merz Room, on view from February 22, is both homage and remembrance.

 

Antonio Calderara (1903-1978), Giorgio Griffa (*1936)
Works on Paper

December 6, 2018 to February 9, 2019

It would certainly be true to say that the fifty years of exhibition history at the Annemarie Verna Galerie began with a strong connection to Italy, to its early and then-contemporary avant-garde: Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and more than anyone else Antonio Calderara, the maestro, born in 1903.

Up until his death in 1978, numerous exhibitions were held, and the friendship, veneration and respect associated with this wonderful artist personality are central elements that imbued the first decade of the gallery's history with atmosphere and meaning. Forty years have passed since Antonio Calderara’s death. A small group of works is now intended as a remembrance.

Giorgio Griffa, born in 1936, was present in Zurich with many exhibitions in our gallery, especially in the 1970s and early 1980s. His inimitable artistic achievement, his fundamental groundwork with the possibilities and building blocks of painting, made it possible to transport a convention into an exciting and contemporary present. Five large-format watercolors and pen and ink drawings from 1972 to 1977 demonstrate this in an exemplary manner.

 

James Bishop, Robert Mangold, Fred Sandback and Friends

September 29 to November 24, 2018

Bringing together our friends and the works of the artists with whom we have been connected for many years is the most beautiful task there is. Over the coming weeks, the gallery will be offering a carefully chosen tour through an important part of our program.

The entrance area contains an intimate conversation between works by Andreas Christen, Richard Francisco, Jerry Zeniuk and Glen Rubsamen.

The first large gallery space is dedicated to a presentation of a sculpture and drawings by Fred Sandback.

Then the two smaller rooms follow with works and groups of works by Joseph Egan, Ree Morton and Richard Tuttle, as well as James Bishop, Giulio Paolini and Robert Mangold.

The second larger gallery space awaits with an expansive ensemble of works by Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Mangold.

Installation views

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view office room

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 4

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Mario Merz,  				Marisa Merz,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk, A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz

Installation view room 4

Works

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled   1956  21 x 25.3 cm oil on paper

James Bishop
Untitled

1956
21 x 25.3 cm
oil on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled  16.2 x 12.7 cm oil on paper

James Bishop
Untitled

16.2 x 12.7 cm
oil on paper

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Costellazione  1968 54 x 54 cm oil on wood panel

Antonio Calderara
Costellazione

1968
54 x 54 cm
oil on wood panel

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Acquarello  1969  28 x 21.5 cm watercolor and pencil on paper

Antonio Calderara
Acquarello

1969
28 x 21.5 cm
watercolor and pencil on paper

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Piccola storia di nove quadrati   1971  22 x 22 cm watercolor and pencil on paper

Antonio Calderara
Piccola storia di nove quadrati

1971
22 x 22 cm
watercolor and pencil on paper

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Senza titolo   1973  27 x 27 cm oil on wood panel

Antonio Calderara
Senza titolo

1973
27 x 27 cm
oil on wood panel

Andreas Christen / Andreas Christen Ohne Titel  1960 99 x 99 cm resin on masonite

Andreas Christen
Ohne Titel

1960
99 x 99 cm
resin on masonite

Andreas Christen / Andreas Christen Ohne Titel  1959 70 x 70 cm resin on masonite

Andreas Christen
Ohne Titel

1959
70 x 70 cm
resin on masonite

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan in the pines   2018 22 x 31 x 2.5 cm oil paints on wood

Joseph Egan
in the pines

2018
22 x 31 x 2.5 cm
oil paints on wood

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan boardwalk   2018 30 x 27.5 x 2.5 cm various paints on wood

Joseph Egan
boardwalk

2018
30 x 27.5 x 2.5 cm
various paints on wood

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan Living Daylights   2018 47 x 37 x 6.5 cm painted wood and painted panel

Joseph Egan
Living Daylights

2018
47 x 37 x 6.5 cm
painted wood and painted panel

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan Wümmet  2018 30.5 x 32.5 x 2.5 cm oil paints on wood

Joseph Egan
Wümmet

2018
30.5 x 32.5 x 2.5 cm
oil paints on wood

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan cello  2018 25.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm oil paints and gold leaf on wood

Joseph Egan
cello

2018
25.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm
oil paints and gold leaf on wood

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan true blue  2012 50 x 28 x 6 cm various paints on wood

Joseph Egan
true blue

2012
50 x 28 x 6 cm
various paints on wood

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo   1977  46 x 61.8 cm watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1977
46 x 61.8 cm
watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo  1972  47.7 x 57.7 cm watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1972
47.7 x 57.7 cm
watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo   n.d. 48.5 x 68.5 cm watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

n.d.
48.5 x 68.5 cm
watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo   1972  50.9 x 72.3 cm ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1972
50.9 x 72.3 cm
ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo    51 x 72 cm ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo  

51 x 72 cm
ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo   1975  12.5 x 16 cm acrylic on canvas

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1975
12.5 x 16 cm
acrylic on canvas

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Double Line Column 2   2005  304.8 x 76.2 cm   acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold
Double Line Column 2

2005
304.8 x 76.2 cm 
acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Green Frame / Gray Ellipse   1987  76.2 x 106.7 cm acrylic and pencil on paper

Robert Mangold
Green Frame / Gray Ellipse

1987
76.2 x 106.7 cm
acrylic and pencil on paper

Mario Merz / Mario Merz Untitled (Le Zampe di Torino)  1981 148 x 381 cm acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Mario Merz
Untitled (Le Zampe di Torino)

1981
148 x 381 cm
acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Mario Merz / Mario Merz Untitled  1986 148 x 98 cm pencil, gouache, charcoal and collage on paper

Mario Merz
Untitled

1986
148 x 98 cm
pencil, gouache, charcoal and collage on paper

Mario Merz / Mario Merz Untitled  1986 148 x 98 cm pencil, gouache, charcoal and collage on paper

Mario Merz
Untitled

1986
148 x 98 cm
pencil, gouache, charcoal and collage on paper

Marisa Merz / Marisa Merz Untitled  1982 24 x 18 cm pencil and colored crayon on canvas

Marisa Merz
Untitled

1982
24 x 18 cm
pencil and colored crayon on canvas

Marisa Merz / Marisa Merz Untitled  1985 22 x 16 cm pencil on canvas

Marisa Merz
Untitled

1985
22 x 16 cm
pencil on canvas

Marisa Merz / Marisa Merz Untitled  1985 22 x 16 cm pencil on canva

Marisa Merz
Untitled

1985
22 x 16 cm
pencil on canva

Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini Ni le soleil ni la mort   1993  64 x 48 cm collage on paper

Giulio Paolini
Ni le soleil ni la mort

1993
64 x 48 cm
collage on paper

Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini Elegia   1969  16 x 16 x 11 cm Plaster cast with mirror fragment

Giulio Paolini
Elegia

1969
16 x 16 x 11 cm
Plaster cast with mirror fragment

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Winter Elm  1995 52.7 x 50.2 cm etching and aquatint Edition 20/30

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Winter Elm

1995
52.7 x 50.2 cm
etching and aquatint
Edition 20/30

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Untitled (September 23, 1990)   1990  76.2 x 38.1 cm watercolor on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Untitled (September 23, 1990)

1990
76.2 x 38.1 cm
watercolor on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Untitled (October 1, 1990)   1990  76.2 x 38.7 cm watercolor and graphite on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Untitled (October 1, 1990)

1990
76.2 x 38.7 cm
watercolor and graphite on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold The Locust Trees   1988  152.4 x 203.2 cm   oil on linen

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
The Locust Trees

1988
152.4 x 203.2 cm 
oil on linen

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1982 65 x 90.6 cm pencil and pastel on paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1982
65 x 90.6 cm
pencil and pastel on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Mists II   1985  40 x 33 x 13 cm various materials (wood, cardboard, foil, wire)

Richard Tuttle
Mists II

1985
40 x 33 x 13 cm
various materials (wood, cardboard, foil, wire)

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (1)   2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (1)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (2)   2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (2)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (3)   2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (3)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (4)   2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (4)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Title IV for wall  1978 74.9 x 56.5 cm pencil and watercolor on paper collage

Richard Tuttle
Title IV for wall

1978
74.9 x 56.5 cm
pencil and watercolor on paper collage

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Untitled   1971  35.5 x 28 cm Watercolor and pencil on paper

Richard Tuttle
Untitled

1971
35.5 x 28 cm
Watercolor and pencil on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Untitled   1973  22.8 x 14.8 cm ink on paper

Richard Tuttle
Untitled

1973
22.8 x 14.8 cm
ink on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle 5th Drawing for Heiner Friedrich Show  1973  28 x 21.5 cm ink on paper

Richard Tuttle
5th Drawing for Heiner Friedrich Show

1973
28 x 21.5 cm
ink on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Tin piece   1967  26 x 26.5 cm galvanized iron

Richard Tuttle
Tin piece

1967
26 x 26.5 cm
galvanized iron

Jerry Zeniuk / Jerry Zeniuk Untitled   2006  40 x 40 cm oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk
Untitled

2006
40 x 40 cm
oil on canvas