Futurism 1909-2009 / Exhibition at the Palazzo Realo in Milan





Palazzo Reale, Milano

Futurism 1909-2009
Speed + Art + Action
Mostra: 6 February > 7 June 2009




Milan, the rising city: the city where Futurism was born and where it lived out its exhilarating early years, is dedicating a dazzling exhibition to the centenary of this rebellious, visionary avant-garde movement. Staged by the Comune di Milano and Skira Editore, the exhibition will take over the whole of the ground floor of the palace on this occasion, and represents the premier event in a packed programme of initiatives staged by the Comune di Milano, including theatre, film, dance and fashion happenings, making the city the capital of Futurism for the whole of 2009.


Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Irredentismo, 1914
Inchiostro, pastello, collage su carta; 21,8×27,8 cm
Lugano, collezione privata
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The exhibition presents a total of around four hundred works, more than 240 of which are paintings, drawings and sculptures, while the others range from paroliberismo to architectural drawings and designs, set design and theatrical costumes, photographs and book-objects, to elements from the realm of daily life: furniture, decorative art items, advertising and fashion, all bearing the innovative hallmark of Futurism.

Among the many exhibitions commemorating the centenary of the movement, this unique show documents the entire, vast operative scope of Futurism, highlighting its generous, to some extent utopian desire to redesign the full spectrum of human activity in an innovative vein. Examining Futurism in terms of painting and sculpture alone would present a distorted vision of the movement, obscuring what remains its unrivalled, defining trait.

Non solo, ma poiché il Futurismo non operò nei soli, più celebrati, anni Dieci, ma fu vitale per almeno un trentennio, la mostra ne rileggerà l’intera estensione, fino allo scadere degli anni Trenta, ampliando poi ulteriormente il suo orizzonte temporale per evidenziare da un lato le eredità che raccolse, dall’altro i lasciti che seppe affidare alle generazioni future: il percorso si avvia infatti nell’ultimo decennio dell’Ottocento, documentando la cultura visuale entro cui il Futurismo si formò e si inoltra nella seconda metà del Novecento, con alcuni dei protagonisti di quella stagione (Fontana, Burri, Dorazio, Schifano, i poeti visivi) che al Futurismo guardarono o resero un esplicito omaggio.

Così come i futuristi volevano porre lo spettatore “al centro del quadro”, un allestimento fitto e incalzante porrà il visitatore “al centro del Futurismo” in una mostra vitale, esuberante e polifonica come fu quella straordinaria e irripetibile avanguardia, che da Milano si irradiò nell’intera Italia e di qui in Europa, coinvolgendo una vera folla di artisti.


Giacomo Balla

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Giacomo Balla
La Guerra, 1916
Olio e collage di carte colorate su carta, 64×94 cm
Unicredit Group Collection
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Giacomo Balla

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Giacomo Balla
Feu d’artifice (Fuoco d’artificio), 1917
struttura in legno, tela, pittura vinilica, lampade in metalicrato, pittura acrilica, luce, sonoro
Azione astratta di luce e colori su musica di Igor Stravinskij per i balletti russi di Sergej Djiagilev, Teatro Costanzi, Roma, 1917
Ricostruzione in scala di Elio Marchegiani nel 1997 dai progetti autografi di Balla; esecuzione tecnica di Mariano Boggia e Luisa Mensi; circuito elettronico, luci e sonoro di Massimo Iovine; coordinatore, Maurizio Fagioli dell’Arco
Rivoli, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
© Paolo Pellion, Torino

Tato

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Tato
Il Giorno (bozzetto di scena), 1928
tempera su cartone; 41×55,5 cm
Roma, collezione Ventura
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Fillia (Luigi Colombo)

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Fillia (Luigi Colombo)
Superamento terrestre, 1930-1931
olio su tela, 128×100 cm
Collezione Giardini
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Umberto Boccioni

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Umberto Boccioni
Forme uniche della continuità nello spazio, 1913
bronzo, 112x40x90 cm
Milano, Civico Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
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. Nicolaj Diulgheroff (studio del decoro) e Tullio Mazzotti detto d’Albisola (esecuzione)

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Nicolaj Diulgheroff (studio del decoro) e Tullio Mazzotti detto d’Albisola (esecuzione)
Grande vaso con doppia ansa e decoro futurista, 1932 circa
terracotta maiolicata con decorazione a smalti semiopachi, h
manifattura Ceramiche Mazzotti Giuseppe, Albisola, marcato in nero: “MGA”, firmata in nero: “TULLIO”.
Genova, Wolfsoniana
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Fondation Custodia

From Abildgaard to Hammershøi has been organized in cooperation with the Fondation Custodia. This institution is in charge of the Frits Lugt Collection and the related scholarly research, the publishing programme and for the organization of exhibitions. Fondation Custodia is also a partner of the Institut Néerlandais in Paris, founded in 1956 on the initiative of Frits Lugt together with the Dutch government.


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  3. hi…i wanted to buy tickets for attending d event…im a student at domus academy….will i get any students discount??or is it for 10,50 euros??will d ticket b valid to see on all d days or is it per day wise??and which artist wud b d best to see??till wen is d event gonna go on in milan???i want to know d dates n timings of the best ones tht u suggest…im doing my masters in fashion design…thank u….

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