• JUN 25, 2014
  • MARY LIKES
  • Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim

To be a Futurist in the Italy of the early 20th century was to be modern, young, and insurgent. Inspired by the markers of modernity—the industrial city, machines, speed, and flight—Futurism’s adherents exalted the new and the disruptive. They sought to revitalise what they determined to be a static, decaying culture and an impotent nation that looked to the past for its identity. 'Italian Futurism', the first comprehensive overview of the movement in the United States, is now on at the Guggenheim in New York City until September 2014.