Saturday, 3 January 2009

Futurismo 100

Futurismo 100: Illuminations
Avant-gardes compared. Italy, Germany, Russia

17 January 2009 to 7 June 2009
Curated by Ester Coen.

One hundred years after the publication of the Futurist manifesto, the innovative force of the highly important art movement launched by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909 has lost none of its power. The Mart celebrates the centenary of Italy’s leading avant-garde movement by taking a fresh look at it in an exhibition curated by Ester Coen, reconstructing its development within the historical context of the early 20th century.

Museo Correr
5 June to 4 October 2009.

Palazzo Reale
15 October 2009 to 25 January 2010
Curated by Ester Coen.

The last of the cycle of art exhibitions concludes the centenary celebrations of Futurism with a tribute to Umberto Boccioni. With Umberto Boccioni as the point of reference, Simultaneita' compares a sequence of Futurist works by Carlo Carrà and Luigi Russolo to avant-garde European sculpture of the same period, exploring some of the most significant stages of the movement. On display at Simultaneita' are collections from the Tate in London, Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery and the Pompidou Centre in Paris, including Alexander Archipenko, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Jacob Epstein, Jacques Lipchitz, Antoine Pevsner, Naum Gabo and Vladimir Tatlin.

Scuderie del Quirinale
20 February to 24 May 2009.

Starting with the early Futurist period, the exhibition offers works from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, to weave a path around a central core - the reconstruction of the 1912 Futurist exhibition held at the Bernheim-Jeune Gallery in Paris.

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