Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

An enormous exhibition of the Italian Futurist movement occupies the snail-shell of the Guggenheim Museum this spring and summer. The Futurists were dedicated to motion—but not the meditative pace that Frank Lloyd Wright’s ramp imposes on the viewer; more the revving of a Lamborghini, or better yet a Ducati motorcycle, relentlessly powering up, up, up and away, its engine knocking, spewing exhaust, mowing down everything in its path. The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world.

Read Jonathan Galassi’s full review of this exhibition in the June 19, 2014 issue of the New York Review. For more information and tickets, visit

Category: Exhibition
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY