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Lecture Series

Futurism and Depero

21, 23 October 2014
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The participants summarise their talks

  • The Two Lives of Futurism
    Juan Bonilla

    The Two Lives of Futurism will review the intense life of the Italian avant-garde movement, from its foundation in 1909 to Mussolini’s rise to power, and subsequently from this point in time to the death of Marinetti. The legendary and decorative periods. In spite of the inseparable nature of the history of Italian futurism and the life of its founder, this lecture will look at essential figures of the heroic period –some of whom gave up futurism after some occasional dealings with it, as was the case with Soffici and Papini from Florence– and the essential documents in which the futurists laid the foundations of their main ambition: to conquer spaces using an artistic movement, in principle, prohibitted to art, like politics.

  • The Theatrum mundi of Fortunato Depero: The Futuristic Reconstruction of the Universe
    Llanos Gómez
    Fortunato Depero’s output consists of different manifestations, including painting, posters, stage and costume design and puppet-making, which completely converged on stage. Thus, the Italian artist undertook a voluntary reconstruction of the world, which translates into the creation of his own creative universe, whose magnitude leads us to consider him an essential artist of the historical avant-garde.
Ver vídeo: Octubre-diciembre 2014
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