Boccioni: Continuity in Space
The exhibition Boccioni: Continuity in Space illustrates the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo way of working. It is based on a multidisciplinary and unpublished research developed by curators Ana Magalhães (MAC USP) and Rosalind McKever (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), who investigated the historical, aesthetic and technical aspects of Umberto Boccioni's (1882-1916) artistic production, in collaboration with national and foreign institutions: abroad, with the support of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro, in Roma; in the city of São Paulo, in partnership with FAB LAB Livre SP; at the University of São Paulo, in partnership with Institute of Physics and Polytechnic School; in the Museum sphere, with contribution of teams such as Collection (Cataloging, Conservation and Mounting), Research, Planning and Projects (Publishing, Design and Production); along with the necessary support of Administrative and Operational service.
In the present exhibition, the audience may experience the output of academic research through a visual path that allows it to follow the making and diffusion of Unique Forms of Continuity in Space - seminal work of international relevance on MAC USP collection. The sculpture marks the beginning of Italian futurism in the early 20th century and influences the course of later modern art.
In this way, the museum shares the material study of a work of its collection, in the interface between research and curatorship.
The International Conference Boccioni's Dilemma: In Search of his Sculptural Oeuvre, which poses a central reflection on MAC USP sculptures, object of the exhibition and intense research, enriches the exhibition and follows its developments.
We thank all collaborators and, in particular, the sponsorship of Consulate General of Italy and Institute of Italian Culture of São Paulo.
Carlos Roberto Ferreira Brandão
Director MAC USP
© 2017 Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo