One hundred years after the publication of the Futurist Manifesto, its reverberations still felt in Italy.
Claudia Palmira Acunto
Perhaps an anniversary tribute may not have been the preferred way to pass an evening with the Futurists, who despised backward glancing, but Rome’s homage to the 100th anniversary of Futurism was a work of art itself, an expression of contemporary ingenuity that added dimension and flavor to the historical reference.
Following the devastating earthquake in our home province of L’Aquila, supporters of the IAF from all over the world reach out to the Central Italian region, with an eye to join our plan to restore the Castle of Celano.
Puccini Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall photos by Vito Catalano The IAF concert “Puccini Intimately” paid tribute to the great composer on the celebration of his 150th birthday. The star-studded audience was treated to an inspired program of music, ranging from rarely-performed gems such as ‘I cristantemi’ to favorites such as the dramatic final […]
February 22, 2009 marked the day when Filippo Tomasso Marinetti first published his Futurist Manifesto 100 years ago. The 100th anniversary of the futurism movement, in Italy, was marked by an impressive, all night, festival that featured an intense array of passionate artist that only futurism could condone.
Where to see the art, poetry and history of the Futurists Aosta Futurismi Centro Saint Benin Bari La Puglia e il Futurismo: Parigi 1909-Bari 2009 Padiglione della Fiera del Levante Bologna Bologna avanguardia futurista Casa Saraceni Brescia D’Annunzio e Marinetti. L’arte al potere Santa Giulia Brindisi Collezionare il Futurismo Palazzo Granafei Nervegna Casale Monferrato Mafarka, […]
FUTURISM CELEBRATED ROME : Laser lights slash through atmospheric smoke, illuminating the crowd and creating a live futurist painting on Piazza del Popolo, while a sound sculpture evoked the cacaphonic and noise-filled poetry of Marinetti. Green, indigo and red, the preferred colors of painters Balla, Boccioni and Calle, made diagonals and sweeping stripes. Photos by […]
Extreme Painting, Rome The location: Piazza Colonna, Rome, 10 p.m. A man dangles from ropes in front of the facade of Palazzo Wedekind, illuminated by spotlights. Above him glows the neon sign “IL TEMPO” adjacent to an oversized clock. Below, a large crowd forms in the piazza, heads tilted to observe the extreme artist. He […]
by Michael DISABATO
Marinetti’s ideology was geared toward the youth, he spent his adult life urging the future generations to understand his philosophy.
by Karen PINKUS
In many ways, Italian Futurism could be considered an unacknowledged precursor to punk.
The Futurists were members of the Italian bourgeoisie. Punks were working class, but both movements shared a disdain for high culture, for detatched bohemian/hippie art, and for lethargy or nostalgia. Marinetti wrote his founding manifesto of the Futurist movement in 1909 and quickly found a following in a group of painters, sculptors, poets, dramatists, architects, and musical innovators– including Carlo Carra, Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, Antonio Sant’Elia, Fortunato Depero, and many others.
Who Was Who c. 1909 Giacomo Balla, painter Umberto Boccioni, painter, sculptor Anton Giulio Bragaglia David Burliuk, painter Vladimir Burliuk, painter Mario Carli Carlo Carrà, painter Ambrogio Casati, painter Primo Conti, artist Tullio Crali Luigi De Giudici, painter Fortunato Depero, painter Gerardo Dottori, painter, poet and art Critic Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, poet […]
Futurism Fashion Balla and Biagotti: Milan’s fashion week celebrates the centenary of Futurism with a collection of creations that seems to revive Giacomo Balla’s myth of the “Anti-Neutral Clothes” (1914). For her autumn/winter collection, Laura Biagiotti draws on Balla’s Futurist aesthetics, proposing outfits with avant-garde embellishments and agile, dynamic, playful and asymmetric forms. The “Anti-Neutral” […]
To capture the essence of Futurism in food, a restaurant must have a style, a sense of
humor and of course food that inspires and perhaps challenges the ordinary. It must transport, it must be fun, it must be visually exciting.
Architettura del sacro The Archdiocese of Milan has begun an initiative to populate the city periphery with spiritual centers that can also serve as community meeting and social spaces The Archdiocese of Milan along with the Commission for New Churches invited renowned architects to participate in the construction “l’architettura del sacro” (architecture for spiritual structures) […]
Urban Archaeology Giorgio Radicati combines elements found in natural and industrial environments in his new sculptural works by Genny DI BERT Since the start of 2009, Ambassador Giorgio Radicati is back in his home country, Italy living in one of the two cities in the world, along with New York, that has been an unforgettable […]
by Mauro BENEDETTI
by Laura GIACALONE
It happened almost by chance. A small Italian publisher handed me this little book called Paper Fish and told me to give it a read, to see if it was any good. The moment I opened the book I knew that something had happened inside of me. I was overwhelmed by a sort of interior smile, that kind of happiness that comes when you discover something really precious, something you didn’t even know you were looking for. That was the start of my love for Tina De Rosa and of my career as a translator.
After one Oscar, three Golden Globes and one Leone d’Oro, Al Pacino receives the Marc’Aurelio Acting Award from the Rome Film Festival and kicks off the retrospective dedicated to him. by Laura GIACALONE The third edition of the Rome Film Festival was opened by an exceptional guest: Al Pacino, who was called to Rome to […]