Futurism examined in Der Sturm exhibition

Der Sturm: Center of the avant-garde

March 13 – June 10, 2012
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
Catalog (x 2)

In 1912, the Futurist Manifesto was published in Der Sturm, a periodical founded by Herwarth Walden and Alfred Döblin. Soon afterwards (12 April – 31 May 1912) the first Futurist exhibition in Germany was held in Walden’s eponymous gallery at Tiergartenstrasse 34 a. It had previously been on view in Paris at the Galerie Bernheim Jeune (5 – 27 February 1912) and in London at the Sackville Gallery (1 March – 4 April 1912) and showed in Berlin 35 pictures by the Futurists Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo and Gino Severini. This was followed by further Futurist appearances in Walden’s periodical and gallery. (link)

For more information on the relationship between Der Sturm and Futurism, consult John White’s essay “Futurism and German Expressionism” in International Futurism in Arts and Literature, ed. Günter Berghaus, 2000 (Published by de Gruyter).

Included in the 2 catalogs for the show are the essays “Der Strum und der italienische Futurismus” by Irene Chytraeus-Auebach and “Die italienischen Futuristen” by Antje Birthälmer

Interview (in German) with Andrea von Hülsen-Esch, head of the research project

One Reply to “Futurism examined in Der Sturm exhibition”

  1. I am trying to learn if Carlo Carra’s Woman on Balcony 1912 was shown at February Bernheim-Juene Gallery. If it was then it predates Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase 1912. I am trying to figure out if Carra influenced Duchamp or was it the other way around. These two painting seem similar to me.

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