Bruno Munari he had that lightness of someone who flies high. Far from being superficial, his playful spirit can be felt in all the projects exhibited at The Juan March Foundation Of Madrid, on the occasion of the first Spanish retrospective dedicated to the painter, sculptor, designer, illustrator, graphic designer, writer, director and pedagogue (and professor in many universities, including Harvard). In summary, a true visual and communication artist, told through more than 300 works on display until May 22, 2022. Whether they were Useless Machines, Illegible Books or Talking Forks, Munari sought the essence of art and design in the balance between rigor and levity, using play and irony, addressing himself almost as a wizard of the imagination to the most receptive interlocutors, children first and foremost. A “Leonardo of our time” defined him by Pablo Picasso, one who knew something of creative genius, and there is no doubt that Munari has marked the history of creativity of the twentieth century with his light and profound imprint.
WHEN SOMEONE SAYS: “I CAN DO THIS TOO”, IT MEANS THAT HE CAN DO IT, OTHERWISE HE WOULD ALREADY DO IT BEFORE
The exhibition with a simple title Bruno Munari it is curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Manuel Fontán del Junco Director of exhibitions and museums of the Juan March foundation, and by Aida Capa. On stage, the expressive transformism of the Italian master, told with paintings and drawings, sculptures and magazines, design objects and children’s books from public and private collections and institutions. A mass of work governed by the concepts of time, method, lightness, experimentation and contemplation which, together, makes up a prolific career favored by a long life – Munari died ninety in 1998 – progressively influenced by the Futurist style, passing through Modernism and up to the experimental Minimalism of the 90s. A treat for fans: the catalog accompanying the Madrid exhibition is one of the most complete publications ever made on the Italian artist’s work. Worth buying.
dove: Juan March Foundation, Castello 77, Madrid
When: until May 22, 2022
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