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Bruno Munari on Exhibition
- 16 June 2017
- Posted by: editor
- Category: Events
At the museum Ettore Fico in Torin, the exhibition of the creator Bruno Munari documents his complex creative activity as one of the most important characters in the international artistic culture of the twentieth century.
The exhibition highlights his multiform research and the originality of his experimentation through a vast and creative path including drawings, projects, collages, paintings, sculptures, illegible books, new techniques of image reproduction, objects of industrial design, experience in editorial graphics, architecture, as well as new proposals in pedagogy, just to name the most significant disciplines within the synthesis of the project.
“Art and continuous research”, Munari wrote “assimilation of past tendencies, together with new experiences within the shape, the content, the materials, the techniques and the methods” This approach allows for the collection of the dialects between experimentation and teaching, between the ideas of fantasy and creativity, between innovation and its playful character, above all the awareness of a universe of possible choices and the constant tension created when always interpreting the images in different ways.
“Conserving the spirit of childhood within yourself for your whole life,” Munari also wrote “means maintaining the curiosity for knowledge, the pleasure of knowing and the desire to communicate”. Munari sees, in the role of the designer the desire to experiment with more adaptable materials to obtain the maximum results with minimum costs as a method of working, able to satisfy the functions of objects in relation to the needs of the collective.
In this sense, Munari has declared that his activities are done in two directions, experimentation and training, perusing ideas developed in the simplest and essential ways in order to care for, not only the expression of the message, but also its reception according to indications derived from the experience.
Through the significant choices of works from the 1930’s to the 1990’s, paying homage to Bruno Munari’s creative genius, it covers the initial phase that preamble futurism in the “tactile tables” and develops the irony of rationalistic logic in a provocative way. The pictorial research documented through the works of Abstractism of the thirties lead to the importance of the Negative-Positive Cycle of the fifties. Interest in the lucid dimension of communication brings Munari to practice with the language of fantasy with a strong sense of irony and humor towards the object, transforming the everyday perception to a new morphology.
Experience in the field of “applied” art with examples of printed material, soft materials with abstract compositions, plates, jewellery and constellations, is added to the typologies. The role the exhibition assumes is considerable in the documentation of the book.