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My Futurist Past documents the full richness of Italian artist and graphic designer Bruno Munari’s creative career, including Futurism, kinetic sculpture, abstract painting, and projected light installations

  

Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past

Edited by Miroslava Hajek, Luca Zaffarano. Text by Pierpaolo Antonello, Jeffrey Schnapp.

Bruno Munari: My Futurist PastArtist, graphic designer and polymath extraordinaire, Bruno Munari (1907–1998) first found fame as a member of F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist group in the late 1920s. His earliest paintings and drawings show the influence of comrades such as Boccioni and Balla, but even at this time, Munari’s art drew on a much more diverse range of avant-garde idioms, from Constructivism to Dada and Surrealism, as his collages and photomontages indicate. The aspirations of these movements to transform everyday life inspired Munari to work across a range of media and disciplines, from painting and photomontage to sculpture, graphics, film and art theory. For the first time, My Futurist Past documents the full richness of Munari’s playful, irreverent and endlessly creative career, from the artistic research of his Futurist phase and early investigation of the possibilities of kinetic sculpture--the first “mobiles” in the history of Italian art--to the immediate postwar years during which he became a leading figure of abstract painting, and his subsequent experiments with projected light and installation-based work (reflecting his belief that technological advances only expanded the artist’s expressive vocabulary). The catalogue includes 280 reproductions in color alongside scholarly texts, and reveals Munari as one of the most complex, creative and multifaceted figures of twentieth-century Italian art.

Featured image is reproduced from Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/17/2013

New Release: 'Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past'

New Release: 'Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past'

Featured image, "Ginevra" ("Geneva"), from the Atmosfera 1933 series (originally published in the early- and mid-century Italian contemporary art annual, Almanacco Letterario) is reproduced from Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past, just published by Silvana Editorale. In her catalog essay, Miroslava Hajek writes, "The use of paradox was central to all aspects of Munari's activity, not only that of an artistic nature. He employed it in order to undermine banal stereotypes and to stimulate mental agility. In visual terms it was reflected in his juxtaposition of geometric shapes and organic forms." continue to blog


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