Il Modo Italiano - Italian Design and Avant-garde in the 20th Century
Directed by Giampiero Bosoni
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
2891922980 (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal)
The exhibition at the Musée
des Beaux-Arts in Montreal presents some 400 of the most representative
objects of art and design made in Italy throughout the twentieth century,
including furniture and glassware, textiles, ceramics, and of course
paintings, sculptures, photographs and architectural designs.
The impresive catalogue (also available in French)is
divided into four sections optimism without limits, monumentality
and rationalism, reconstruction and the economic miracle, and postmodern
experimentation that define the various periods of philosophic, economic
and aesthetic thought that together created the recent history of Italian
art and design.
The exhibition will also be at the
Royal Ontario Museum (October 21, 2006 to January 7, 2007) and in
Italy at the Museo
di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (March 3 to
June 3 2007).