Munari politecnico

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2014_Museo del Novecento, Milan

The exhibition Munari Politecnico – curated by Marco Sammicheli in collaboration with Giovanni Rubino – is the story of a multifaceted creator, who journeyed through painting, sculpture, graphic design, design and pedagogy. During his activities, his network of relations with many Italian and foreign artists also meat that his work could interrelate with the twentieth century’s panorama, with all its various conjoined components, of modernism. The works in the exhibition come largely from the collection of Bruno Danese and Jacqueline Vodoz, who in their alternating roles as friends, collectors, publishers and entrepreneurs, supported and encourage Munari to experiment with languages for decades, often acting as accomplices in important encounters and “trespassings”.

Munari is presented here as a restless investigator, having constantly developed and renewed solutions to diverse but at the same time contiguous problems. Our itinerary focusses on a number of “thematic” readings of Munari’s exprerimentation and his direct interfaces with the international artistic panorama. His personam and artistic life are therefore reflected in the works exhibited, which arrive from the aforementioned Jacqueline Vodoz – Bruno Danese Foundation and also from the Museum of the Twentieth Century and the archive of ISISUF (International Institute of Futurism Studies).

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