From September 8, 2010 to October 28, the National Art Museum of China
is to launch a large-sized exhibition named Road of Futurism, to exhibit the quintessence of the Italian futurism with 250 pieces of excellent works. This is the first global art movement at the beginning of 20th century, and its idea has influenced all art creation fields profoundly and lastingly, such as visual arts, literature, film, music, theater, fashion, cooking, practical art, advertising design, and photography.
The special exhibition, jointly organized by the National Art Museum of China, City of Alexandria, and the Beijing Cultural Office of Italy, is to exhibit painting masterpieces, and other works like declaration, posters, books, photography, design and furniture of futurism representatives, such as Balla Giacomo and Carrà Carlo, on all sides at the National Art Museum of China for the first time.
The exhibited works lasted for a hundred years, to illustrate how contemporary artists elaborate the experiences and strategies of the futurism in the current environment after the "Futurist Manifesto" was issued in 1909.
City of Alexandria organized a similar exhibition last year, exhibiting the futurism collections of the city art museum.
This is a part of the exchange plan between the National Art Museum of China and City of Alexandria. In the coming China Culture Year in Italy, as an exchange exhibition, the National Art Museum of China is to hold a Shadow Play exhibition in City of Alexandria in 2010, to exhibit treasures of Shadow Arts collected by the National Art Museum of China.