Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art opens Bruno Munari. My Futurist Past

. September 19, 2012 . 0 Comments

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art presents Bruno Munari. My Futurist Past, an exhibition on view from 19 September to 23 December 2012.

Bruno Munari (1907-1998), Projection slide with polaroid filters, 1950. Courtesy Miroslava Hajek

Bruno Munari was one of the most complex, creative and multi-faceted figures of twentieth-century Italian art. This exhibition traces his career from its early years up to the post-war period when he became a point of reference for a new generation of artists and designers.

Born in Milan in 1907, Munari lived and worked there until 1998, the year of his death. He began his career within the Futurist movement, and was considered by F. T. Marinetti to be one of its most promising young artists. The roots of Munari’s work lay in what he termed his ‘Futurist past’, and the movement’s ambitious scope certainly informed his kaleidoscopic career, inspiring him to work across a range of media and disciplines from painting to photomontage, sculpture, graphics, film and art theory. Nevertheless, his influences were extremely varied, also reflecting the aesthetics and sensibilities of movements such as Constructivism, Dada and Surrealism.

Curated by Miroslava Hájek in collaboration with Luca Zaffarano and the Massimo & Sonia Cirulli Archive, New York, this exhibition reveals the full richness of Munari’s playful, irreverent and endlessly creative career.

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Category: Fine Art

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