While unquestionably autocratic, Mussolini did not oppose the proliferation of unofficial artistic styles.
Originally published in 1927, ‘Depero Futurista’ holds the revolutionary visions of its creator, the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero, from his dynamic typographic experiments to his sketches of costumes meant for a ballet without humans.
As we dig through our Mail Art Bulletin submissions, our participants have taken to constructing a history of Mail Art through correspondence. We received three envelopes with references to Ray Johnson, the godfather of mail art.
MoMA photography curator Roxana Marcoci knows that we are experiencing a “renaissance of performance”. The show she has curated in collaboration with Eva Respini, Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, will explore the role of the photographic image in this surge of performative work, both as a document of the performance and as art work on its own. The MoMA exhibition, which opens this Friday January 28, begins in the 1960s at a time when performance began to emerge as a singular field of art based on the carrying out of specific art actions.