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Italian Futurism, 1909-1944


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'Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe' aims to examine paintings and sculptures that have long been recognized as modernist masterpieces alongside works of architecture, design and pure public spectacle that fueled the dream of a total Futurist art.--Kenneth E. Silver "Art in America "
'Italian Futurism, 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe' traces the history of the multidisciplinary movement, which celebrated all things fast, robust and mechanical, from its founding manifesto in 1909 to its end after the Second World War.--Julia Halperin "The Art Newspaper "
'Italian Futurism'...provides a refreshingly expanded view of the movement's trajectory.--Ara H. Merjian "Artforum "
An enormous exhibition of the Italian Futurist movement occupies the snail-shell of the Guggenheim Museum this spring and summer. The Futurists were dedicated to motion--but not the meditative pace that Frank Lloyd Wright's ramp imposes on the viewer; more the revving of a Lamborghini, or better yet a Ducati motorcycle, relentlessly powering up, up, up and away, its engine knocking, spewing exhaust, mowing down everything in its path. The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world.--Jonathan Galassi "The New York Review of Books "
Italian Futurism was one of the most dynamic, controversial and unpredictable movements in early modern art. The artists of Futurism celebrated the revolutionary furor and breakneck technological pace of life in the nascent 20th century, embracing its contradictions and its frequent descents into violence. This expansive overview is the first undertaking of its kind in the United States, and should prove an eyeopener.--Howard Halle "Time Out New York "
The Italian Futurists saw themselves as soldiers of speed and mechanics, fighting in the name of progress.--Charles Curkin "W "

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