Exhibition "Universo Futurista"

Exhibition's poster
Exhibition's poster

Where: via Emilia, 275, 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)

When: 04/21/2018 - 05/19/2019



The Fondazione Massimo and Sonia Cirulli will open its doors April 21 with the exhibition Universo Futurista, curated by Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Silvia Evangelisti. The exhibition focuses on the nucleus of artworks in the Fondazione’s collection that best represent the historical period in which Futurism thrived (1909-1939), a time in Italian history that never ceases to generate debates among scholars and the general public, through exhibitions and books.


The exhibition includes a selection of artworks from the collection of the Fondazione Cirulli, and seeks to highlight some of the central themes of futurist aesthetics: the futurist celebration of creative vitality, of playfulness, and the fantasy of an art that, to put it with the words penned by Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero in their 1915 Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe, “makes the world happy by recreating it integrally”.


Futurist aesthetics finds its origins in a novel approach to the conception of artistic creation, which moves beyond the boundaries of traditional fine arts and seeks to embrace daily life in its totality, in order to become a “total art” that might engender a new bond between art and life.

Universo Futurista illuminates this new aesthetic conception through an accurate choice of painting, sculptures, design objects, architectural projects, photographs and photomontages, advertising posters and original documents of all kinds that futurist artists created between 1909 and the end of the 1930s.


The exhibition inlcudes over 200 artworks which encompass a great variety of media, formal solution, and measures, created by artists such Balla, Boccioni, Bonzagni, Bucci, Casarini, Chiattone, D’Albisola, Depero, Diulgheroff, Guerrini, Korompay, Licini, Marchi, Marinetti, Masoero, Munari, Prampolini, Russolo, Schawinsky, Sant’Elia, Sironi, Tato, Thayaht.


During the Christmas holidays, the Cirulli Foundation will stay closed until January, 11, with two special openings on December 27 and 28.


>> Thursday, December 27th and Friday, December 28th


10am - 11.30am and 4pm - 5.30pm

Workshop: "Let's create a Futuristic book through the techniques of cut-up and collage. 
In the meanwhile, the parents have the chance to enjoy a special price guided tour to the exhibition.

Kids: workshop 5 euros + 5 euros (reduced entrance fee)
Adults: guided tour 5 euros + 5 euros (reduced entrance fee)




Info sull'evento

Timetable: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm | Saturdays-Sundays 11am-8pm
TicketsStandard 10 € | Reduced 8-5 €
: Fondazione Massimo e Sonia Cirulli
Infos: Fondazione Massimo e Sonia Cirulli
Tel. 0039 051 628 8300

Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Bracci 1 - 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)

Phone: +39 051 6228174   

Fax +39 051 6228283

Opening times:
Mon, Wed and Fri 8am-12.30pm

Tue 8am-1pm

Thu 8am-1pm, 2.30pm-6pm


Last update: 28-02-2019