Presentation Title

Futurist Immersion and Scholarly Contributions

Advisor Information

Adrian Duran

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 112

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 9:15 AM

End Date

6-3-2015 9:30 AM

Abstract

My area of focus as an Art History major is Futurism, an early twentieth century Italian cultural movement. The FUSE grant allowed for me to travel to New York City to see the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum’s Futurist retrospective, Italian Futurism 1909 - 1944: Reconstructing the Universe. I also toured the Center for Italian Modern Art, a new foundation dedicated to the study of Italian modern and contemporary art, to see their inaugural exhibition highlighting the career of Futurist artist, Forunato Depero. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick libraries, I sought out primary source material pertaining to Futurism, and focused specifically on finding original exhibition catalogues. I met with Jessica Palmieri, the founder of italianfuturism.org, to discuss ways that I could contribute to her website. We concluded that my efforts would be best spent compiling resources for students interested in Futurism and Italian Modernism in general, and also to write an article on a topic of my choosing. Since then, I have been researching grants and fellowships applicable to Italian Modernists, as well as aggregating Futurist literature resources all to be published on the site. Additionally, I am using my research material from New York to write my article. Last semester, I relied heavily on that material to write my senior thesis, which harmonized my two major research interests - classical elements in Futurist artworks and the various intersections of continental philosophy and the Italian avant-garde. This is the direction I intend to take my article for italianfuturism.org.

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Mar 6th, 9:15 AM Mar 6th, 9:30 AM

Futurist Immersion and Scholarly Contributions

UNO Criss Library, Room 112

My area of focus as an Art History major is Futurism, an early twentieth century Italian cultural movement. The FUSE grant allowed for me to travel to New York City to see the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum’s Futurist retrospective, Italian Futurism 1909 - 1944: Reconstructing the Universe. I also toured the Center for Italian Modern Art, a new foundation dedicated to the study of Italian modern and contemporary art, to see their inaugural exhibition highlighting the career of Futurist artist, Forunato Depero. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick libraries, I sought out primary source material pertaining to Futurism, and focused specifically on finding original exhibition catalogues. I met with Jessica Palmieri, the founder of italianfuturism.org, to discuss ways that I could contribute to her website. We concluded that my efforts would be best spent compiling resources for students interested in Futurism and Italian Modernism in general, and also to write an article on a topic of my choosing. Since then, I have been researching grants and fellowships applicable to Italian Modernists, as well as aggregating Futurist literature resources all to be published on the site. Additionally, I am using my research material from New York to write my article. Last semester, I relied heavily on that material to write my senior thesis, which harmonized my two major research interests - classical elements in Futurist artworks and the various intersections of continental philosophy and the Italian avant-garde. This is the direction I intend to take my article for italianfuturism.org.