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Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past @ Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

イズリントンにあるEstorick Collection of Modern Italian Artで12月23日まで開催中の「Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past」は、多彩な才能を発揮したイタリア人アーティスト&デザイナー、ブルーノ・ムナーリの、初期から戦後にかけての作品を集めた展覧会。

ムナーリは、「Futurist past」と呼び自身のルーツとする、未来派ムーブメントの中でキャリアをスタート。未来派は、絵画に留まらず、モンタージュ写真、彫刻、グラフィックス、映像、アート理論など、手法や分野を超えたムナーリの作品作りにインスピレーションを与えた。彼の作品は、未来派に留まらず、構成主義ダダイスムシュルレアリスムなど様々なアートムーブメントの影響も見て取れる。またムナーリは、イタリア抽象芸術の発展を促し、アートとテクノロジー、創造性、機能性を融合させる「synthesis of arts(アートの統合)」を希求するため、1948年にミラノで興ったイタリアの具体芸術ムーブメント・Movimento Arte Concreta(MAC)の創立メンバーの一人でもある。


Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past” (until December 23, 2012) at Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in Islington, is the exhibition that traces multi-talented Italian artist and designer, Bruno Munari‘s career from its early years up to the post-war period.

Munari began his career within the Futurist movement, and the roots of his work lay in what he termed his ‘Futurist past’. The movement inspired him to work across a range of media and disciplines from painting to photomontage, sculpture, graphics, film and art theory. Yet his influences were varied, also reflecting the aesthetics and sensibilities of movements such as Constructivism, Dada and Surrealism. He was also a founding member of the Movimento Arte Concreta (MAC), the Italian movement for concrete art established in Milan in 1948. This acted as a catalyst for new developments in Italian abstraction, and aspired to bring about a ‘synthesis of arts’, demonstrating the possibility of a convergence of art and technology, creativity and functionality.

The exhibition shows us that Munari’s multi-faceted creativity in diverse works from industrial-looking mobiles and sculptures to “Zizi the Monkey” child toys, from photomontages of war planes to biro or Rome olympic posters, as well as wallpapers, textile designs, and playful collages, and colourful paintings. And his works are modern, inspiring, fun and not obsolete still now. Recommended.

猿の人形Zizi(ジジ / 1952)。ポリウレタンのボディに針金が入っていて、手足を自由に曲げられてポーズを変えられる。

Zizi the Monkey (1952). It is made of polyurethane foam with a twisted wire core, and uou can change a posture as you like.

Concave-convex(「凹凸」/ 1946)。金属製メッシュを使用し注意深く形成した、ムナーリの最初の空間環境作品で、イギリス初公開。

Concave-convex (1946). Munari’s first spatial environment based around a hanging object made of carefully moulded metallic mesh, which is presented for the first time in the UK.