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Bruno Munari. I colori della luce - Fondazione Plart. Naples - Italy (ph: Polarized light slide, 1953 - courtesy Miroslava Hajek)

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runo Munari. I colori della luce is the title of the exhibition held at the Plart museum in Naples, promoted by the Donnaregina foundation for the contemporary arts.

Overseen by Miroslava Hajek and Marcello Francolini, this exhibiton shines a light on the unreleased work of the artist, designer and writer Bruno Munari, one of the top personalities of twentieth century art and design. Here, Bruno Munari’s “projections with fixed lighting” and “projections with polarised lighting” take centre stage. This group of work was made in the fifties and put on display for the first time in 1953 in Milan and subsequently (in 1955) at MoMa in New York, before travelling around the world.

The main aim of these pieces was to explore a new type of special concept that transcended the bi-dimensional reality. Bruno Munari worked on dematerialising art by employing slides named “direct projections”: organic materials, transparent and colourful plastic films, paints, screens, cotton threads sandwiched between two slides, all these components helped to conquer this new spatial concept.

This research illustrates a different side to Bruno Munari that we seldom see: this is why you need to find time to visit this exhibition. Here, you find the artist’s other important pieces such as the Macchina Inutile (1934), the Tavola Tattile (1938), the Macchina Aritmetica (1947) e Concavo-Convesso (1947).

This is an essential visit whether you want to better understand Bruno Munari’s thought process or open yourself up unreservedly, as he has taught us, to new perspectives.


Where: Museo Plart, via Giuseppe Martucci, Naples

When: until 20 March 2019


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