Thursday, July 13, 2017

Day job - Italian Futurist edition

I am delighted and honored to find a short essay of mine in the magisterial catalog that accompanies the exhibition, Enrico Prampolini. Futurism, Stage Design and the Polish Avant-garde Theatre. at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. The exhibition is curated by Przemek Strożek, a brilliant scholar of avant-garde culture at the Institute of Art Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The show highlights the numerous points of contact and overlap between Italian Futurism and the Polish avant gardes.

My contribution to the catalog focuses on Prampolini's architectural projects. These include the Padiglione futurista (Futurist Pavilion) at the 1928 Esposizione Nazionale Italiana in Turin’s Parco del Valentino, the “Ristoratore Italia” pavilion at the 1931 Colonial Exposition in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris, the Futurist pavilion at the 1933 Milan Triennale (which took the form of a model airport terminal), and the Monumento ai Caduti di Como (Monument to the Fallen of Como) which was completed by Giuseppe Terragni.

1 comment:

  1. So while it's true that the people make an event (and the people definitely made any event!) this space definitely adds a different dimension to it. Went to venues in San Francisco for an evening event and I was really impressed.