November 1, 2008 – March 1, 2009
Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia – Museo Correr
Curated by Maurizio Scudiero
The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia are opening the celebrations marking the centennial of futurism – that will have its climax in the great exhibition at the Correr in June 2009 – with an invaluable foretaste, dedicated to Fortunato Depero (1892-1960).
The exhibition was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Fedrizzi family, who not only agreed to the collection, belonging to Giuseppe Fedrizzi (1918-1979) and amassed over the years during his friendship with the artist and his wife Rosetta, but who have also agreed to leave it to the Venice Civic Museums, as a long-term loan to Ca’ Pesaro.
It includes over eighty works created between 1914 and 1956 – oils, temperas, ink and charcoal drawings, collages, advertising sketches, intarsia in wood and coloured fabrics, furnishing projects – with famous masterpieces such as the Bolted Book (1927) or Nitrito in Velocità [Speeding Nitrite] (1922), and unpublished works that document Depero’s multimedia approach, in a completely absorbing vision of artistic expression and in a context of global opening to all kinds of experiences, within and beyond futurism.