Virgilio Marchi. Futur-Classico-Razionale

curated by Elena Pontiggia

The exhibition, curated by Elena Pontiggia, offers an extraordinary itinerary through the production art of Virgilio Marchi, presenting a vision of architecture in which the use of curves and geometries visibly tends “toward thrust, shear impact, resistance, and agitation in space,” as defined by the artist himself. Among the works on display are the series of works created for the Competition for the Palazzo del Littorio and for the E42 building in Rome, EUR, a district with a profoundly directional profoundly directional urban planning with a strong classical matrix, still constantly admired internationally: a district not by chance used by many filmmakers for its strong scenic impact, a subject of work deeply rooted in the whole artistic path of Marks since his early work. In addition to displaying a selection of architectural drawings, the exhibition offers a series of works that allow us to read Marchi as one of the leading exponents of the second Futurism and as one of Italy’s leading set designers. An exhibition itinerary that is an opportunity to get a general and analytical picture of the artist, within a period of great ferment where human events, within two wars, are reflected in all their influence in the imaginary, technical and creative work of the visionary artists who passed through it.