An illustrated compendium of more than 100 Futurist manifestos and various other publications, dating from 1911 to the 1940s. A tribute to the main tool of Futurist communication which was direct and immediate "with a strong promotional message".
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s first manifesto was a violent explosion into an Italy that was still immersed in the legacy of late-Romantic, 19th-century culture. Speed, dynamism, action, modernity, together with a disdain for tradition and conventionality were the values behind the shout of the Futurist movement, which called for the renewal of Italian society. The weapon they used for their fight was a special kind of manifesto, to which the exhibition and the catalogue Futurismo Manifesto 100×100, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, are dedicated. The authors of the interesting contributions to the catalogue come from different walks of life. Along with the curator, the many-faceted and multi-talented Achille Bonito Oliva, they include historian Lucio Villari, musician-cum-artist Daniele Lombardi, art historian Alessandro Masi, video artist Vincenzo Capalbo, architect Marilena Bertozzi and art historian and curator Francesca Barbi, who is also the grand-daughter of Martinetti.