Italian Futurism 1909 – 1944 : Reconstructing the Universe is a spectacular survey of what has long been the most neglected canonical movement in modern art—because it is also the most embarrassing. An avant-garde so clownish, in its grandiose posturing, and so sinister, in its political embrace of Italian Fascism, has been easy to shrug off, but the show makes a powerful case for second thoughts.
Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance.
A Must See!
Tullio Crali “Before the Parachute Opens” 1939
Fortunato Depero “Skyscrapers and Tunnels” 1930.
Francesco Cangiullo “Large Crowd in the Piazza del Popolo” 1914
Installation view: ‘Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe’, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 21–September 1, 2014
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