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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 The 20th century is narrated through artworks, historical documents, the personal items of artists and new tools to explore further.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 70 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 contents are in italian.
Follow the link to access the CIM.

 
 
 
Paolo Della Grazia archive - Ex libris collection
(second half 19th - second half 20th century)

The collection includes over 900 ex libris by international artists, dating from the late 19th to late 20th century.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
Paolo Della Grazia archive - Collection of title pages and prints
(first half 15th century - first half 19th century)

The collection contains 33 title pages and prints, both woodcuts both etchings, extracted from books published between 1564 and 1829. There is also a manuscript page from a 15th-century book of hours.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
Paolo Della Grazia archive - Collection of photographs of actors and singers
(1950s - 1960s)

The collection contains 27 black-and-white photographs of actors and singers, mainly taken by the photographer Mario Dondero for international press agencies.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
Tullia Denza archive
(documents from 1959 to 2003)

The archive of Tullia Denza, a collector, is mainly made up of about 100 dossiers dedicated to the same number of international verbo visual artists, together with a collection of tapes with recordings of Sound Poetry, and some artists’ films.
Explore the archive (Italian)

Consult the audio track list (Italian)

View the artist file list (Italian)
 

Library

The Library offers a wide range of sources on visual poetry, and consists of books, exhibition catalogues, Italian and foreign periodicals from the 1960s and 1970s, including the complete series of “Lotta poetica”, edited by Sarenco.

For further information
library@mart.tn.it

 
Fortunato Depero archive
(documents from 1894 to 1960; with some additional material up to 1970)

The papers show a multi-faceted artist involved on various fronts and areas of experimentation, ranging from painting to Motorumoristi three-dimensional artwork, graphic work, poetry and advertising architecture and operatic work to set design for the theatre and publishing projects.
Explore the archive (Italian)
 

Library

The library consists of about 200 books belonging to Fortunato Depero relating to his artistic work and relations with the Futurist movement. They formed the basis for the Museo Depero Library which numbered about 2000 articles, mainly associated with Futurism, when it was acquired by Mart, given as gifts by former friends and employees, in exchanges with other institutions and purchased.

 

Download the list (pdf in italian)

 

For further information
library@mart.tn.it

 
Eric Diefenbronner library
 
Library

This is the art section of the large personal Eric Diefenbronner library belonging to this Swedish collector and publisher of Jewish origin about whose life little is known. In Italy he made friends with Arturo Schwarz about whose work he published the volume Nuclear Art in 1962. This collection of over 400 monographs and 9 journals contains an important nucleus of publications on Dadaism, Surrealism, Nuclear Art and Situationist International.

Download the list (pdf in italian)

 

For further information
library@mart.tn.it

 
Francesco Di Terlizzi archive
(documents from 1926 to 1978)

The papers consist of about 400 documents, and include the correspondence between the painter and policeman Di Terlizzi 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

 
Mario Duse Papers
 

Donated by the artist’s heirs, the collection documents Mario Duse’s (Venice, 1911 – Bassano del Grappa, 1998) advertising illustration work. The graphic and printed material relates to advertising for various firms - especially Shell, Pirelli, Italstrade, Shering - from the 1930s, a time at which Duse was a committed Futurist, to the 1950s.

 
Pablo Echaurren papers
 

The papers, donated by the artist Pablo Echaurren, include various documents related to his exhibitions, detailing not only with his work as illustrator, but also with his engagement in counterculture, as in the case of “Oask”.
 

Library

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

Download the list (pdf in Italian)
 

 
Agenore Fabbri archive
(documents dating from the 1940s to 2011)

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, press clippings, invitations, personal documents and a great deal of photographic material documenting Agenore Fabbri’s sculpture, painting and ceramic work.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
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 relate to years he spent in Savona (1929-1962).
Explore the archive (Italian)
 

 
Volker Feierabend library
 
Library

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 foreign contemporary artists. In synthesis, the library was a fundamental tool for the collector, in order to document the history and the exhibitions of his artworks. 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 of applied arts, such as glass, porcelain, and ivory.


Download the list (pdf in italian)

 

For further information

library@mart.tn.it
 

 
Figini-Pollini archive
(documents from 1920 to 1991)

The Figini-Pollini archive consists of papers related to the several activities of the architects Luigi Figini and Gino Pollini between 1926 and the years of their death. The papers conserved are mainly diagrams and drawings, documents about their projects, photographic and printed material.
Explore the archive (Italian)
 

Library

This bibliographical collection is made up of more than one thousand documents ranging from books (568), leaflets and extracts (367) and periodicals (170 titles of various sizes).  A significant part of it is naturally linked to Figini and Pollini’s professional life with theory and history of architecture, town planning, regulatory plans, technical manuals and projects for public work. Its interest in art is by no means secondary, however, including exhibition catalogues, art monographs, aesthetics essays, and also literature, especially French literature. The numerous sector journals, including in foreign languages (Moderne Bauformen, The Architectural Review, L’architecture d’aujourd’hui) frequently supplement other Mart library collections.
 

Download the list (pfd in italian)

For further information

library@mart.tn.it

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

The holding principally contains professional papers linked to Forlin’s intense activities in promoting the Futurist Savarè group.
Explore the archive (Italian)
 

 
Fraccaro-Carrega archive
(documents from 1955 to 1986)

The collection of papers relates both to Ugo Carrega (his exhibitions and artistic activity) both to the collector Marco Fraccaro, who was constantly in contact with many small experimental publishers throughout the world.
Explore the archive (Italian)
Consult the list of the letters written to Marco Fraccaro
Consult the list of the letters written to Ugo Carrega
Consult the list of printed material
 

 
Futurism. Loose documents
 

A miscellaneous collection comprising separate documents purchased on the antiquarian market and small donations linked mainly to the mapping of the Futurist archives by Mart in the early noughties. The collection includes poetic works by Emilio Mario Dolfi, a collection of press clipping from the lost Paolo Buzzi archive, a Tato photomontage and some documents from Danilo Mirt and Gino Gonni.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
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.
Explore the archive (in italian)

Download the list (pdf in italian)
 

Library

The library, wich is in the process of being described, consists of the gallery’s own publications that shed light upon his activity.
For further information
library@mart.tn.it

 
Galleria Museo Depero archive
(documents from 1922 to 1991; with reproductions 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 department, Commission for authentications, Documentation concerning the Culture department of the Rovereto Municipality.
Explore the archive (Italian)
 

 
Galleria Pancheri archive
(documents from 1960 to circa 1994)

The archive documents three decades of the Rovereto gallery’s activity, and includes promotional and research material, invitations, catalogues and leaflets, together with photographs of the events organised.
For further information

archives@mart.tn.it
 

Library

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.

 

Download the list (pdf in italian)

 

 

For further information

library@mart.tn.it
 

 
Ida Gianelli Papers
(documents dating to the 1978 to 1995 period)

Bought by Mart in 2010 together with a book collection, this collection comprises documents relating to artists of interest to Gianelli for the Samangallery programmes for whom she curated exhibitions and publications. It comprises posters, leaflets, newspaper cuttings, installation photos, postcards, invitations and typewritten design texts.

For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

Library

This library collection is made up of 148 books and pamphlets published from 1962 to 2009 relating to the artists documented in the archive papers and other, contemporary Italian and international artists. The collection also comprises certain art books by Laura Grisi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Dieter Roth and Allan Kaprow.

Download the list (pdf in italian)

For further information
library@mart.tn.it

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

The two holdings mainly contain correspondence, and relates the realtionship between Grubicy, Benvenuti and other artists, dealers, collectors, and cultural figures from Italy and abroad. The documentation also includes many writings, notes, articles, printed material and photographs of works by the two artists and others, especially divisionist painters.
Explore the archive (Italian)
 

Library

This book collection is made up of around 500 volumes and booklets published in the 19th and 20th centuries by Vittore Grubicy and his friend Benvenuto Benvenuti. In addition to a large bibliography from both men, the collection also encompasses many valuable books on Italian artists linked to the Scapigliatura and Divisionist movements, exhibition catalogues and Italian and international museum collections. The art and literature periodical collection, including Marzocco, is interesting but not complete.

Download the list (pdf in italian)

For further information

library@mart.tn.it
 

 
Adalberto Libera papers
(documents dating from the second half of the 19th century to 1989)

This architecture collection is made up of materials documenting both Libera’s designs and his personal and family life, graphics reproductions and around 700 photos bought for the 1988 catalogue of his work. This was supplemented in 2014 and then in 2020 by over 200 photographs, a few dozen letters, notices, diplomas and a number of panels and design sketches, a file of youthful designs and four original models dating to the late 1950s-early 1960s.

For further information
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Library

A small nucleus of books including two volumes from the Bauhausbücher series and work by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Adalberto Libera himself supplements the archive papers. Some of these contain notes and additions.

Dowload the list (pdf in italian)

For further information
library@mart.tn.it

 
Living Theatre-Argento Papers
(documents from 1977 to 1987)

The collection principally consists of correspondence between Julian Beck of the Living Theatre and Argento, an actor. It also includes photographs, drawings for stage costumes, a script and a series of 27 audio registrations of performances at the Living Theatre.
For further information
archives@mart.tn.it

 
Tania Lorandi Library
 
Library

Donated in 2016 by Tania Lorandi following on from a conference held on the occasion of the exhibition Tra nucleare e ‘Patafisica. Libri e riviste dalla donazione Baj – From Nuclear to Pataphysics. Books and Journals from the Baj Donation – the book collection comprises a few dozen volumes bound up with ‘Patafisica e perlopiù edited by Collage de 'Pataphysique and promoted by Lorandi.

For further information
library@mart.tn.it
 

 
Giovanni Lorenzi archive
(documents from 1919 to 1960)

The holding consists of a remarkable number of drawings on tracing paper, heliographic copies, mixed media panels and land registry maps, which allows the reconstruction of the œuvre of the architect Giovanni Lorenzi.
Explore the archive (Italian)
 

 
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