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MART

museo di arte moderna
e contemporanea
di trento e rovereto

 

The Mart offers itself to the public as a cultural laboratory: its exhibitions, study and research activities are all closely inter-connected. The 20th century is narrated through artworks, historical documents, the personal items of artists and new tools to explore further. The Archivio del '900 plays a fundamental role within the Museum. They contain more than 60 personal artists’, architects’ and art critics’ collections, with tens of thousands papers, manuscript texts, drawings, photographs, press cuttings and libraries.

 

The CIM (Catalogo Integrato del Mart) is an open access database that supplies informations on the collections. All contens are in italian.
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Francesco Di Terlizzi archive
(documents from 1926 to 1978)

Comprising about 400 documents, the collection includes the correspondence between Di Terlizzi, a painter and carabiniere and Carlo Belli, Tullio Garbari, Edoardo Persico and other leading exponents of 20th-century art and art criticism.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
Eric Diefenbronner library
 
Biblioteca

This is the section of approximately 500 books and pamphlets dealing with contemporary art from the library of Eric Diefenbronner, a Swedish engineer with a passion for art, and publisher in 1962 of Nuclear art, a book by Tristan Sauvage (pseudonym of Arturo Schwarz). The collection includes interesting exhibition catalogues and monographs on artists, published between 1950 and 1980, above all in Italy, Germany and Sweden.

 

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Pablo Echaurren papers
 

The papers, donated by artist Pablo Echaurren, include various documents associated with his exhibitions, offering not only a sampling of his work as illustrator, but also in counterculture, as in the case of the sheet of city Indians, “Oask”.
 

Biblioteca

Apart from the archive papers, the artist has also donated variations publications to the Archivio del ’900, including some artists’ books produced by Echaurren himself since the 1970s.
 

 
Farfa papers
(documents from 1922 to the early 1960s)

The papers are almost wholly dedicated to the literary activity of the Futurist Farfa (Vittorio Osvaldo Tommasini), and mainly concern the years he lived in Savona (1929-1962).
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Volker Feierabend collection of books
 
Biblioteca

The library of the German collector of Italian 20th-century art includes not only exhibition catalogues buts also a significant number of complete catalogues raisonnés of the œuvre of Italian and other contemporary artists. In synthesis, the library was a fundamental to the collector’s own activity, enabling him to obtain the information required and document the exhibitions of works of art in his possession. Part of the collection, as yet uncatalogued, comes from the father of Volker Feierabend, Hans, a philosophy teacher at the University of Berlin. It includes the classics of German literature of the 18th to 20th century in editions dating from the first decades of the 20th century. There are also manuals for collectors specialising in applied arts, including glass, porcelain, ivory and other objets d’art.


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Figini-Pollini archive
(documents from 1920 to 1991)

The Figini-Pollini collection contains documents covering the activities of two architects, Luigi Figini and Gino Pollini, between 1926 and the years of their death. The papers conserved are mainly diagrams and drawings, papers concerning their projects, photographic and printed material.
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Biblioteca

The holding is currently being ordered and consists exclusively of series of leading architectural magazines, including “Casabella”, “Domus”, “Architecture d’aujourd’hui”. These series are incomplete but in part fill in gaps in other holdings.

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Corrado Forlin archive
(documents from 1927 to 1943; with some additional material up to 1990)

The holding principally contains documents of a professional nature linked to Forlin’s intense activities in promoting the Futurist Savarè group.
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Galleria Delfino archive
(documents from 1923 to 1997)

The holding reconstructs the leading role played in Rovereto and the Trentino Alto-Adige by the Galleria Delfino in promoting trends and artists from the 1940s to the 1990s.
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Biblioteca

The library, which is currently being catalogued, comprises the gallery’s own publications, thereby documenting its activity.
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Galleria Museo Depero archive
(documents from 1922 to 1991; with copied documents from 1913 and up to 2004)

The holding documents the activity of the Galleria Museo di Rovereto between its opening and 1989. It is divided into three sections: Curatorial, Commission for authentications, Documentation concerning the Culture department of the Rovereto Municipality.
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Galleria Pancheri archive
(documents from 1960 to circa 1994)

The archive contains the documents of three decades of activity by the gallery in Rovereto, and includes promotional and research material, invitations, catalogues and leaflets, together with photographs of the events organised.
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Biblioteca

The library contains over 400 volumes: monographs on antique and medieval, modern and contemporary art, many titles from the “Classici dell’arte Rizzoli” series, catalogues, guides and the small “Storia universale dell’arte” volumes by Fabbri.

 

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Grubicy-Benvenuti archive
(documents from 1862 to 1959; with documents from 1811 up to 1991)

The two holdings mainly contain correspondence, and bear witness to the contacts maintained by Grubicy and Benvenuti with artists, dealers, collectors, and cultural figures from Italy and abroad. The documentation also includes many manuscript sheets of notes and articles, printed material and photographs of works by the two artists and others, from the Divisionist and other currents.
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Biblioteca

The library includes about 500 volumes published in the 19th and 20th century and originally collected by Vittore Grubicy; this holding was later added to after his death by his friend, Benvenuto Benvenuti. Only a small part has been catalogued and, on top of a bibliography of the collector and Divisionist painter, it includes a section of catalogues of international exhibitions and museum collections, and another of monographs of painters and sculptors limited to Italy. Although incomplete, the collection of 37 art and literature periodicals, including “Marzocco”, is of interest.

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Giovanni Lorenzi archive
(documents from 1919 to 1960)

The holding comprises a considerable number of drawings on tracing paper, heliographic copies, mixed media panels and land registry maps, which as a whole make it possible to reconstruct the œuvre of architect Giovanni Lorenzi.
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Casa Malaparte archive
(documents from 1938 to 1959; with some additional material up to 1965)

The holding illustrates the project for the construction of Casa Malaparte, from the original design by Adalberto Libera, its architect, to the modifications made during the building by both the original architect and the members of Amitrano, the company constructing it.
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Architetti Francesco Mansutti - Gino Miozzo archive
(documents from 1919 to 1969)

With a great abundance of material, the holding illustrates the professional activity of the two architects, from their early projects, developed separately in the mid-1920s. In the 1930s, their most important joint project was the realisation of the houses for the ONB (Opera nazionale Balilla).
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Stelio Maria Martini archive
(documents from 1874 to 2009)

The holding documents the activity of Stelio Maria Martini, a visual poet, as regards his work in literature and the visual arts. The papers entered the museum with the artist’s large library and a group of over 100 works of art.
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Riccardo Maroni archive
(documents from 1951 to 1980)

The Mart’s holdings include the preparatory materials for the publication of the monographs in the Collana Artisti Trentini (C.A.T.) and Voci Della Terra Trentina (V.D.T.T.) series planned by Riccardo Maroni.
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Maurizio Mazzocchi archive
(documents from the early 20th century to 1991)

The holding documents much of M. Mazzocchi design and entrepreneurial work and his contribution to the founding and editing of specialised magazines, such as "Cantieri" and "Quaderni".
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Angiolo Mazzoni archive
(documents from 1894 to 1979)

The holding offers wide coverage of the life and work of A. Mazzoni, an architect and functionary responsible for the construction of stations, post offices and various other buildings for employees of the Italian post and railway services.
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Biblioteca

With over 1000 volumes, the library is that of an engineer specialising in railway construction, but the books also offer some biographical points of interest and reveal the owner’s personal tastes and interests. There are also some antique books, including an edition of La regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura by Vignola dating from 1736, and some monographs on the history of art and architecture. After 1948, following the architect’s move to Colombia, there are many technical books in Spanish and about Latin American culture.

 

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Roberto Narducci archive
(documents from circa 1911 to 1951)

A designer and employee of the Ministero delle Comunicazioni, like Angiolo Mazzoni, Narducci was a pivotal figure in the renewal of railway stations and post offices in Italy between the two wars.
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Agnoldomenico Pica archive
(documents from 1967 to 1991)

The holding covers the activity of A. Pica effected as a secondary one to his profession as architect and architectural historian, and namely the surveys of the works of M. Sironi.
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Biblioteca

The library comprises the small holding of 165 books belonging to the architect and his wife, Mia Cinotti, an art historian; there is only one architectural book, 20 about art, some religious ones and much Russian and French literature. There is also the French edition of Mia Cinotti’s book, La femme nue par les peintres.

 

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Giuseppe Piombanti Ammannati archive
(documents from 1918 to 1988)

The holding contains professional correspondence, diplomas, press cuttngs and photographs concerning the work of Piombanti, a Tuscan artist who dedicated himself from the mid-1920s to ceramic art and advertising design.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
Karl Plattner archive
(documents from 1943 to 1986; with some earlier documents and additional material up to 1996)

The Karl Plattner collection illustrates the artistic activity and exhibitions of the painter from Alto Adige, and consists of correspondence, professional documents, printed material and a large selection of photographs.
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Biblioteca

With its 676 books published for the most part in the 1960s and 1970s, and a bibliography of Plattner’s works, half of the library includes catalogues of exhibitions and awards in which the artist participated, his graphic production, and books in which his works are published as illustrations, such as the covers published by Sellerio. There are also texts about him published in art and news magazines. The other half is that of an intellectual midway between the German, Italian and French world, with literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis.

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Giuseppe Preziosi archive
(documents from 1915 to 2001)

The holding principally documents the interest in graphic art of Giuseppe Preziosi, a painter and architect, through a series of albums containing cuttings from daily newspapers, and magazines about art, architecture and minor graphic arts of various sorts.
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Mario Radice archive
(documents from 1909 to 1986; with some additional material up to 2005)

An exponent of the group of abstract artists in Como and a leading figure in Italian abstraction in the 1930s, Radice’s collection prevalently contains preparatory drawings and sketches for his painting, and design and architecture projects.
For further information
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Biblioteca

The library comprises a bibliography of the artist and covers his career through personal and collective exhibition catalogues from the 1930s onwards.

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Luigi Russolo archive
(documents from 1881 to 2002)

The holding documents the many activities of Futurist Luigi Russolo in painting, philosophy and music. Part of the papers focus on the promotion of Russolo’s work in primis by his wife, Maria Zanovello.
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Biblioteca

The small library of 88 books, including L’arte dei rumori of 1916, Al di là della materia of 1938 and the memoirs of of his wife, Maria Zanovello, published in Russolo. L’uomo, l’artista, of 1958, with preface by Paolo Buzzi.

 

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