Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim – New York

Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim – New YorkItalian Futurism at the Guggenheim – New YorkItalian Futurism at the Guggenheim – New YorkItalian Futurism at the Guggenheim – New York

February 21, 2014 through September 1, 2014

– The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism ever to be presented in the United States, “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe,” is a multidisciplinary exhibition presenting 300 works encompassing not only painting and sculpture but also advertising, architecture, ceramics, design, fashion, film, music, performance, photography, poetry, publications and theater. Examining the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II, the display features works by all its major creators and proponents including painters Giacomo Balla, Benedetta, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Tullio Crali, Fillia, Ivo Pannaggi, Osvaldo Peruzzi, Ugo Pozzo, Luigi Russolo and Gino Severini, architects Mario Chiattone and Antonio Sant’Elia, decorative artist Fortunato Depero and photographers Mario Bellusi, Piero Boccardi, Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Filippo Masoero and Tato.

Broken down into seven themed sections including “Heroic Futurism,” “Words in Freedom,” “Architecture,” “Reconstruction of the Universe,” “Arte Meccanica (Machine Aesthetics),” “Aeropittura (Paintings Inspired by Flight)” and, “Photography,” the installation follows the evolution of Futurism beginning with the manifestos, free-form poems, novels and journals that were intrinsic to the dissemination of their ideas. But the Futurists quickly embraced the visual and performing arts, politics and even advertising, experimenting with the fragmentation of form, the collapsing of time and space and the depiction of dynamic motion from dizzying perspectives.

 

"The City Rises" (1910) - Boccioni

“The City Rises” (1910) – Boccioni

"Speeding Motoboat" (1923) - Benedetta

“Speeding Motoboat” (1923) – Benedetta

"Flying Over the Colosseum" (1930) - Tato

“Flying Over the Colosseum” (1930) – Tato

"Skyscrapers and Tunnels" (1930) - Fortunato Depero

“Skyscrapers and Tunnels” (1930) – Fortunato Depero

 

Official Exhibition Site

 

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

1071 5TH AVENUE (AT 89TH STREET)

NEW YORK, NY  10128

(212) 423-3587

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5:45 P.M.

OPEN SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 7:45 P.M.

CLOSED ON THURSDAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$22 FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$18 FOR A SENIOR TICKET.

$18 FOR A STUDENT TICKET.

FREE FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER.

PAY WHAT YOU WISH ON SATURDAYS FROM 5:45 P.M. TO 7:45 P.M.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE


 

 

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