for the first time in Italy
"La formule du prolétariat de Pétrograd ", 1920
''Russian Futurism: the challenge of the Avant-Garde''
Location: Regional Archaeological Museum, P.za Roncas, 1, Aosta.
Tel: 0165 238680 - 238685 -238674 Until April 7 2002
vast retrospective exhibition of Russian futurism, one of the most important
artistic experiences of the 1900s, has been staged for the first time in Aosta.
The exhibition inside Aosta Archaeological Museum contains about 200 works, on
loan from Russian public collections and in particular from the Russian State
Museum of St. Petersburg.
The exhibition presents the various aspects of a movement which, "contrary
to Italian futurism, has not been sufficiently studied". Indeed the first
exhibition put on in Russia and dedicated specifically to this theme dates from
Paintings, sculptures, books and etchings by the leading artists of the Russian
movement, among them Kazimir Malevic, Natalija Goncarova, Mikhail Larionov,
David Burljuk, Ol' ga Rozanova, Vladimir Baranov-Rossine, Aleksandra Ekster,
Ljubov Popova and Pavel Filonov are on display on the two floors of the museum.
The exhibition also includes a section dedicated to applied arts featuring
pottery, plates, tapestries and everyday objects made at the beginning of the