March 9 – June 19, 2016
curated by Beatrice Merz and Maria Centonze
Fondazione Merz presents Society, you’re a crazy breed a new project by artists Botto&Bruno conceived as one large installation that relates to the exhibition space, and particularly focuses on its symbolic value as an abandoned industrial building converted into a cultural venue.
The exhibit – starting with its title, taken from Eddie Vedder’s song “Society” from the “Into the Wild” soundtrack – is a sort of cry to reflect upon the future of our society and its contemporary madness, which tends to reset memory to create a present without history, a present that is built on ruins. To quote Marc Augé: “Future history will no longer produce ruins. It does not have the time for them”.