Fortunato Depero Study Day


February 21, 2014

As part of its opening festivities, the Center for Italian Modern Art hosted a Study Day dedicated to the artist Fortunato Depero – the subject of the Center’s inaugural installation. The day featured a series of presentations, discussions, and tours of the Depero exhibition, presented by a distinguished group of scholars of modern Italian art.


Depero and Gianni Mattioli
Laura Mattioli, President and Founder, Center for Italian Modern Art

Depero and Futurist Theatre
Günter Berghaus, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Depero and Avant-garde Dance
Nell Andrew, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Georgia

“Spaccherò le Alpi dell’Atlantico”: Depero and Americanism
Raffaele Bedarida, Fellow, Center for Italian Modern Art

Depero’s Technique  A Scientific Study
Gianluca Poldi, Conservation Scientist; Visual Art Centre, Università di Bergamo

Depero and Modern Textiles
Virginia Gardner Troy, Associate Professor of Art History, Berry College

Depero’s Posthumous Reputation
Fabio Belloni, Fellow, Center for Italian Modern Art

Not just Campari! Depero and Advertising (1924-1939)
Giovanna Ginex, Independent Art Historian, Milan

Depero and Futurist Publishing
Melania Gazzotti, Hilla Rebay International Fellow, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Italian Art in 1919
Flavio Fergonzi, Professor, Università degli Studi di Udine