Laura Biagiotti brings to London the futurist art by Giacomo Balla. The Italian designer has indeed made available 116 works from hers precious private collection for the show ‘Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future’, opened at the Estorick Collection from the 5th of April to the 25th of June 2017.
Curated by Fabio Benzi, scientific director of Fondazione Biagiotti Cigna, ‘Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future’ in London travels through the entir artistic career of the great representative of Italian Futurism. An important part of the exhibition is dedicated to Balla’s fashion studies. It comprises important items for the history of European avant-gardes, such as the sketches of the first Futuristic clothes and fabrics (1913-1914) and studies for every kind of fashion items and accessories (jackets and male and female suits, ties, shoes, bags, fans, foulards, scarves, pullovers, gilets, fabrics, embroideries and appliques), as well as other articles made between 1914 and 1930. There is space left to studies and creations of Futuristic applied arts as furniture, tapestries, lampshade, projects for furnishings, carpets, lamps and potteries.
Biella, 3 may 2017