THE REDISCOVERY OF FUTURISM
“Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918–1943” is the evocative title of the exhibition currently showing at the Fondazione Prada. Curated by Germano Celant, the exhibition explores art and culture in Italy in the years between World War I and II. Over 600 paintings, sculptures, photographs, posters, architectural models and furniture shed light on the social and political context in which they were created, and subsequently interpreted by the public of that era. The vast exhibition space extends between the South gallery, the Deposito, the North gallery and the Podium, providing an immersive experience consisting of 24 partial reconstructions of public and private spaces. These full-size recreations from period photographs feature original works by artists such as Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carrà, Felice Casorati, Giorgio de Chirico and Giorgio Morandi.
Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918–1943. Fondazione Prada (Largo Isarco, 2) www.fondazioneprada.org
Left: © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti. Bottom: © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada