Boccioni, ESPOSIZIONE DI SCULTURA FUTURISTA, Galleria Futurista, Rome, 1913

Opening: December 5, 1913, 5 p.m.

Dimensions: 16.4 x 13.3 cm

Event: Marinetti speaks about Futurism during the opening of Boccioni’s sculpture exhibition.

Further Information: Run by the art dealer Giuseppe Sprovieri, Galleria Futurista in Rome presented sculptures of the painter and sculptor Boccioni. F.T. Marinetti was invited to speak about futurism during the opening event, and to advertise its ideas and its manifesto (which you can read in the invitation to the Futurist exhibition at DER STURM, in Berlin).

Further Links: Access the exhibition’s catalogue via issuu.com/memofonte/docs/

Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents shown on this page are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Carlo D. CarràF.T. MarinettiGino SeveriniHerwarth WaldenLuigi RussoloNell WaldenUmberto Boccioni


Below you can see an invitation card to a lecture that F.T. Marinetti held at Teatro Eden Padua in 1926 on the subject of FUTURISMO E FASCISMO. The lecture, according to Willard Bohn, author of the book, The Other Futurism: Futurist Activity in Venice, Padua and Verona was extremely crowded and Marinetti was able to move and activate the audience immensely.


F.T. Marinetti, "Futurismo e Fascismo", Teatro Eden Padua, 28.02.1926 (Invitation) Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
F.T. Marinetti, Futurismo e Fascismo, Teatro Eden Padua, February 28, 1926 (Invitation) Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

There are several catalogues from the early Futurist movement in the collection of the Archiv der Avantgarden, including this important first show of the futurist painters in Naples. Titled Prima Esposizione di Pittura Futurista the 1914-show, at Galleria Futurista included the artists BOCCIONI, CARRÀ, RUSSOLO, BALLA, SEVERINI and SOFFICI. The gallery was run by Giuseppe Sprovieri.


PRIMA ESPOSIZIONE DI PITTURA FUTURISTA, 1914, Galleria Futurista, Napoli (Catalogue) Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Prima Esposizione di Pittura Futurista, 1914, Galleria Futurista, Napoli (Catalogue) Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
PRIMA ESPOSIZIONE DI PITTURA FUTURISTA, 1914, Galleria Futurista, Napoli (Catalogue) Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Prima Esposizione di Pittura Futurista, 1914, Galleria Futurista, Napoli (Catalogue) Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden