Pippo Rizzo's futurist art on display at Villa Zito

From July 12 to September 16, 2018, Villa Zito in Palermo will host Dialoghi futuristi, an exhibition dedicated to Pippo Rizzo, a great exponent of the Sicilian Futurist Movement.

Villa Zito from July 12 to September 16, 2018, in the year of Palermo Italian Capital of Culture, pays homage with an exhibition to one of the most significant masters of the Futurist movement in Sicily: Pippo Rizzo.

With"Futurist Dialogues," after nearly 30 years, more than seventy works, including drawings, paintings, applied art objects, furniture and documents, return to acquaint the public with his artistic production, highlighting the relationships and intellectual exchanges that developed in Sicily from the late 1910s to the late 1920s.
Pippo Rizzo was in fact in those years a great exponent of Sicilian Futurism, as well as a refined intellectual of the first half of the twentieth century in Sicily.

Curators Giulia Gueci and Sergio Troisi said, “The idea is to tell the story of the path taken by Pippo Rizzo in the aftermath of his first and crucial stay in Rome (1919/1921), during which he met Balla, Depero, Bragaglia and others, up to the last years of the decade, in which the emergence of a different sensibility, already imbued with the suggestions connected to the twentieth-century movement, appears evident. In particular, the aim is to restore the cultural atmosphere of those years, highlighting the important contribution made in the field of applied arts.”

The artistic journey visitors will embark on will include works by Rizzo exhibited in the most important exhibitions in which he participated: theAutoritratto Futurista (1921), Nomade (1929), Il treno notturno in corsa, the Lampi, and the Schermidore Salafia (1928).

There will also be works by Giacomo Balla, Fortunato Depero, Renato Guttuso, and Paolo Bevilacqua to create keys to Rizzo’s journey.
Pippo Rizzo’s famous futurist salon will also be present.

For info: http://www.villazito.it/

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Tickets: Full 10 euros, reduced 8 euros. Free for children under 6, accompanying teachers, disabled, accredited journalists, tour guides.

Ticket includes a visit to Villa Zito’s permanent collections.

Image: Pippo Rizzo, Futurist drawing room (1927). Ph.credit Archivio Pippo Rizzo

Pippo Rizzo's futurist art on display at Villa Zito
Pippo Rizzo's futurist art on display at Villa Zito

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