Guggenheim to Debut Italian Futurism Exhibit
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City announced an upcoming exhibit opening in February, entitled “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe,”
The exhibit will showcase the works of more than 80 writers, photographers, designers, and artists, featuring more than 360 works in different mediums, including many rare pieces. Mediums range from theater, music, performance, film and poetry to publications, photography, fashion, design, ceramics, architecture, and advertising.
The works will depict the evolution of Italian futurism over the 35-year span, following the leaders of the futurist movement including Giacomo Balla and Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, and the resulting works of art. The exhibit will be arranged in chronological order to guide the spectator through each stage of the movement, from abstract cubism to interpretations of technology, machines, and modern city architecture.
“Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe” will be open from February 21 to September 1, 2014.
(Photo: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation)