22 August, 2006

Italian Futurists -Getty Center

Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists
August 1, 2006–January 7, 2007
The Getty Center

Words become machines, dancers, and explosions in the visual poetry of the Italian Futurists. Dedicated to freeing language from the bonds of the old order—syntax, punctuation, the horizontal—these polemicists of the new unleashed their "words-in-freedom," broadsheets and prints meant to scandalize, incite, and amuse.

See their tumultuous typography in this exhibition in the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery.

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