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Futurists:

A pioneering generation

From 18 March to 2 July 2023

Palace of Fears

Palace of Fears

Piazza XX Settembre, 22, Lecco

Open, closing soon closes at 18:00

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The exhibition " Futurists. An avant-garde generation " opens on Saturday 18 March, set up in the rooms on the first floor of Palazzo delle Paure.

The exhibition, curated by Simona Bartolena , produced and created by ViDi cultural , in collaboration with the Municipality of Lecco and the Lecco Urban Museum System , aims to investigate the presence of avant-garde languages in Italy in the first decades of the twentieth century, focusing on the futurist experience in its multiple expressions.


Through the works of its most famous representatives, from Giacomo Balla to Luigi Russolo, from Gino Severini to Enrico Prampolini, the initiative is part of the Percorsi nel Novecento program, designed to analyze the Italian cultural scene in the first six decades of the 20th century . The review tells, in its various forms, one of the most important avant-garde movements in Europe, Futurism , born and developed in Italy, and its relationship with the European scene and with the Italian society of the time.

The exhibition itinerary offers an engaging overview of the known and lesser known outcomes of the movement and opens with the section that traces the origins of the movement, and then continues with an in-depth analysis of the relationship between Futurism and the First World War.


A focus is also dedicated to the role that Futurism had in the birth of the new experimental languages of the beginning of the last century, in particular with Cubism, also through the figure of Gino Severini, a real trait d'union between the two worlds.

The exhibition in Lecco analyzes one of the most innovative instances of the Futurist language in painting, namely that of reproducing a moving object, placing the viewer in front of an evolving composition, soliciting dynamic sensations , through a series of works by Luigi Russolo, Roberto Iras Baldessari, Giulio D'Anna , in which the concepts of dynamism , simultaneity and interpenetration of visual planes emerge.

Furthermore, the Futurist movement opens up to a dialogue with multiple forms of expression , from cinema to literature, from music to theatre, from cooking to fashion, thus becoming a truly revolutionary phenomenon. The review concludes by examining the evolution of the Futurist avant-garde, as it developed in the 1930s where the new generations adapt to the new social and political climate, transforming historical futurism into a less coherent and certainly less utopian and revolutionary, but still capable of representing current events.

The exhibition is extended until 02 July.

The exhibition itinerary was enriched by a new work , "Mistero Cosmico" (1933), an oil on cardboard by Bruno Munari , which testifies to the deep bond and debt that the artist had towards Prampolini and Futurism.

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