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  • Allestimento della mostra "Ricostruzione futurista".
  • Allestimento della mostra "Ricostruzione futurista".
  • Allestimento della mostra "Ricostruzione futurista".

Futurist Reconstruction


he exhibition takes its name from one of the main Italian avant-garde texts of the twentieth century and the famous manifesto Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe, signed by Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero where in 1915 the Futurists proposed the idea of Total Art. When the First World War broke out the Futurist movement abandoned its initial aggressiveness, to lean towards a second phase characterised by the need for a Total Art which would invade every field of knowledge: art, literature, poetry, theatre, music, dance, cinema, photography, architecture, scenic design. Using modern advertising and communications techniques, with energy and passion, what was later called “second Futurism” formed the basis for contemporary art which, a century later, gathers a dynamic and kaleidoscopic legacy. The results are concrete and multiple: from furnishing to fashion, from cinema to theatre, from music to dance, from the advertising poster to the design object, from publishing to photography arriving at self advertising materials like correspondence.

Balla and Depero, but also Tullio Crali, Enrico Prampolini and Thayaht are among the protagonists of an exhibition which shows how the roots of the Futurist Reconstruction are still a source of inspiration and creation. The exhibition opens symbolically with Salvatore Scarpitta's Sal's Red Hauler Special, the 1966 racing car is exceptionally placed in dialogue with the reconstruction of Depero's 1917 stage design for Le Hant Du Russignol. In this way the visitor enters the dynamic Futuristic universe and loses himself along a path marked by seven thematic sections: Scenery, Movement, Flight, Self advertising, I/shadow, Robot. A series of sketches and studies is part of the exhibition path, in the scenic space of Depero, Crali, Prampolini and Veronesi which is related to Alain Arias-Misson's installation Teatrino anni '70. The paintings, sculptures and sketches by Depero, Balla, Crali, Spallanzani, Camuzzi can be compared with Tato's and Montacchini's photographic experiments, with Edmund Kesting's photographs and works by Franco Vaccari and Luca Quartana.

Giacomo Balla
Compenetrazione iridescente
Giacomo Balla
Feu d'artifice
Gino Severini
Ritmo plastico del 14 luglio
Fortunato Depero
Rotazione di ballerina
Fortunato Depero
Copertina Vanity Fair