Italian Futurism 1909–1944. Reconstructing the Universe
Exhibition, Guggenheim, New York, until 01 September.
The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the US, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines 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. Presenting over 300 works, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theatre, and performance. To convey the myriad artistic languages employed by the Futurists as they evolved over a 35-year period, the exhibition integrates multiple disciplines in each section.