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MART - Italia nova. An adventure of Italian art, 1900 - 1950

  • 05

    April 2006
  • 03

    July 2006
Paris - Galeries nationale du Grand Palais  

From 5 April to 3 July 2006, the Grand Palais in Paris will host an important exhibition dedicated to Italian art of the first half of the 20th century.
Entitled "Italia nova. An adventure of Italian art, 1900 - 1950", it has been produced by the Réunion des musées nationaux (RMN) and by the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (Mart), together with three other prestigious Italian museums: the Civiche Raccolte d'Arte di Milano, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Torino and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna di Roma.

Under the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli, director of Mart, and of Guy Cogeval, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Montreal, consultant for the exhibitions programme and Board Member of the RMN, the exhibition explores Italian artistic creativity during the first 50 years of the recently-ended century. It identifies its most significant innovative components and problems, making it possible to discover - or rediscover - a part of the history of European art that is anything but minor.

In the first 50 years of the 20th century, great changes took place in Italian art. Italy found itself in a prominent position in the panorama of European art, thanks to the development of futurism, but also to the original contribution made by Italian artists with regard to the rediscovery of that "classical measure" permeating the whole of Europe in the years following the experiments of the early historic avant-garde movements.
The exhibition explores the two opposite poles of Italian artistic research of those years: futurist anti-tradition on the onehand, and the new development of the classic movement on the other.


Per maggiori informazioni:

call center: 800 397760
Museum: 0464 438887