Depero Futurist Art House
The Depero Futurist Art House , second home of the Mart - Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto , is the only museum founded by a futurist - Depero himself, in 1957 - based on a desecrating and prophetic project: innovation, irony, demolition of any hierarchy in the arts. Depero, a true pioneer of contemporary design, personally took care of every detail: the mosaics, the furniture, the painted panels . He died in 1960, shortly after it opened.
On 17 January 2009, on the occasion of the centenary of Futurism , the Mart gave a second life to Casa Depero. A complex restoration, signed by the architect Renato Rizzi , has recovered the original areas designed by the artist, completing them with two new levels directly inspired by the taste of Fortunato Depero. Inside you can admire, exhibited in rotation, the objects left by the artist to the city, including paintings, drawings, cloth inlays, graphics and toys .
Casa Depero also hosts a rich exhibition program that reinterprets the original vocation of this place in a contemporary key.