Brazil pays tribute to the Italian painter, writer, sculptor and graphic designer Fortunato Depero by bringing to Latin America for the first time in the exhibition “Depero, Futurist and Global Artist”. It will be held in Sao Paulo from Jan. 30 to March 27, and features 65 works by the artist, a major member of the Italian Futurist movement and a precursor of Pop Art. A selection of graphic work will be on display, mostly advertising. For example, he made the posters for the Italian liqueur brand Campari.
“Depero, Futurist and Global Artist”
He participated in the Futurist movement in 1914 and a year later launched the manifesto “Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe,” with Italian artist Giacomo Balla. The document defended the idea of total art: modern man surrounded by futurist objects (“The street will be our gallery,” he said). The exhibition, curated by Maurizio Scudiero, will be hosted by the MAC USP Museum of Contemporary Art Sao Paulo, an ideal setting due to its collection of Italian modern art. The event is organised by the Italian Cultural Institute of Sao Paulo with airline Alitalia, and is one of the events in the Year of Italy in Latin America.