Two pivotal moments in twentieth-century art revisited through two historic editions of the Rome Quadriennale.
Two pivotal moments in twentieth-century art documented by revisiting two historic editions of the Rome Quadriennale. The works exhibited are by Balla, Casorati, Dorazio, Martini, Scipione, Prampolini and Wildt. The “Retrospectives” section of the 14th Rome Quadriennale is devoted to two important moments in the history of this institution: the 1931 and 1848 exhibitions, respectively the very first edition and the first to be mounted after World War II, which was held at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna. The 1st Quadriennale saw the participation of the most representative artists and a group of Futurists. The 1948 exhibition was a synthesis of and an opening up towards the new and very new avant-gardes through the inclusion of the abstractionists.