|Fortunato Depero: The New Babel, 1930|
And I was glad to learn about it. The Futurists has been driven by pushing Italy from the huge cultural history to the future and they influenced art and design in all Europe. But the biggest innovation was the integration of music, sounds and poetry. Examples are to be found in the installation here too.
|Tullio Crali: Cityscape, 1939|
More adventurous visitors find a plane to fly and to practise 3D Aeropainting. To paint aeroplanes was a special range in Futurism, starting with a manifesto in 1929. An exhibiton with the same name has been shown all over Europe.
|Fortunato Depero: Skyscapers and Tunnel, 1930|
But there was more...a forgotten feeling came up: The believe in future and the glorification of the modern times. The times when we all believed in a better future to come up, when he have been reading books of Jules Verne, Stanislav Lem, Isaac Asimov and Hans Dominik. These times when we believed that the future will bring an easier life for everyone. I recently was reminded by a philosphers talk that during these decades politians has been influeced by philosophy and social science to work on visions for the future. The party started to be over for me by reading the report of the Club of Rome: The Limits to Growth. Since then the believe in future changed step by step to a fear of future which stayed until today. All big social utopias died without replacements and politics are influended by technocrates who are in charge of lobbyists.
|Fortunato Depero: Campari advert.|
I highly recommend Citta' Futurista. The installation provides lot's of note cards and other information about the works in case of interest. But even without that it is really fun to explore. For the visit please make sure to have Advanced Light Model, Ambient Occlusion and sounds enabled.
Opening September 13th 2013 at 01:00 PM SLT