orn in 1931, known above all as a sculptor, Morris is among the protagonists of the U.S. and European artistic scene of the second half of the 20th century, characterized by a lively, experimental climate in which the practices of various contemporary disciplines and theoretical reflections intertwined.
An international point of reference for minimal art, procedural art and anti-form, starting from the 1960s Morris continually had recourse to the medium of film, adopted using various strategies in relation to crucial passages during the over fifty years of his artistic production.
Through this medium, as well as in his writing and teaching activities, it is possible to trace the elements of continuity of a profoundly analytical and complex path of development, capable of investigating the very possibility and conditions of the experience of making art. Morris contributed to a radical destructuring of the conventions of the categories of space and time.
In the ample spaces of the Museum in Rovereto, the historical performances and films shot between 1963 and 2005 interact with sculptures, objects and sound installations.
The exhibition transcends the historicized view of Morris’ work and tells of the wide range of interests and the enormous influence the artist has had on recent history and successive generations.
With this project, the Mart continues its investigation into the key protagonists and founding languages of major international art, with particular attention, in this first phase, devoted to sculpture in the second half of the 20th century.
Curated by Gianfranco Maraniello, Denis Isaia, with Rayan Roha