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EXHIBITION: ‘BRUNO MUNARI: MY FUTURIST PAST’ AT ESTORICK COLLECTION (ISLINGTON), 19th September-23rd December 2012

Estorick Munari Cosmic Map

‘Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past’ at the Estorick Collection explores the work of one of the most complex, creative and multi-faceted figures of Italian 20th century art, from Munari’s initial Futurist phase (c.1927) to the post-war period (up to 1950) when he became a point of reference for a new generation of Italian artists, as one of the founders of the Movimento Arte Concreta.

 

BRUNO MUNARI: MY FUTURIST PAST, 19th September – 23rd December 2012

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN (020 7704 9522)

Open Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12noon – 5pm, late night opening the first Thursday of the month until 9pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Admission £5, concessions £3.50, students and under 16s free – includes permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

 

Estorick Munari Useless Machine (Arrhythmic Carousel)

Curated by Miroslava Hajek in collaboration with Luca Zaffarano and the Massimo & Sonia Cirulli Archive, this exhibition will reveal the full richness of Bruno Munari’s playful, irreverent and endlessly creative career.

 

Estorick Munari Negative positive

This exhibition focuses on two aspects: an artistic one, in which the initial but conflicting relationship with Futurism is investigated; and a second one which, through sketches, graphic illustrations and advertisements, investigates Munari’s independent work as a graphic designer for the leading magazines of the day, contributing greatly to the modernisation of Italian culture.

 

Estorick Munari Aeroplanes and Archers

The exhibition also presents the Concave-convex installation for the first time in the UK. It will be accompanied by outdoor events involving examples of polarised projection on the façade of the museum.

 

Estorick Munari Misunderstood Poet

Images: from top: – Cosmic Map, Useless Machine (Arrhythmic Carousel), Negative positive, Aeroplanes and Archers and Misunderstood Poet.

 

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