Giuseppe Terragni, Rivoluz Fascista, Via Nazionale 194, Roma, Italy, 1932
PURPOSE OF THE EXHIBITION | An exhibition was an instrument of fascism propaganda. It was meant to create curiosity in order to attract international tourism in Italy. The exhibition as a work of art was aimed to express fascism as a civilization.
MATERIALS. Photography led a fundamental role. Images of masses of people, often cut and enlarged, creating a thrilling mosaic. The exhibition was visually enriched with a shine of copper and aluminum sheets. It created a modern feeling by the use of bright colors and shining metals.
ESTETHICS. After a decade from its revolution, fascists needed to expose their history. They made it in a modern style, full of young energy of sharp shapes, which were not appreciated even a few years before. This exhibition is a very big step forward, a trial by fire for the modern ideas and the beginnings of Italian avantgarde.
Authors: Patrycja Wesołowska, Filip Pawłowski, Anna Szefer