Wolfsonian Exhibition Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Italian Futurism

By Daisy Olivera….
The Wolfsonian Museum launched their latest exhibit, Speed Limits, with an invitation-only cocktail party for members and Wolfsonian Visionaries.

The exhibition, which is on view through February 20, 2011, explores the role of speed in modern life and also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Italian Futurism. The exhibit was co-organized by The Wolfsonian and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and is curated by Jeffrey T. Schnapp, the Rosina Pierotti chair and professor of French and Italian and comparative literature at Stanford University.

Speed Limits, presents more than 200 works from the collections of The Wolfsonian and the CCA and features a variety of media, including posters, books, paintings, and video installations. Talk about current and what we deal with every day. Unimaginable decades ago. It probes the powers and limits of the modern era’s cult of speed in five key areas: circulation and transit; construction and the built environment; efficiency; the measurement and representation of rapid motion; and the mind/body relationship.

And coming up on November 11, 2010, a fabulous formal event celebrating the museum’s glorious fifteenth anniversary! For more information and tickets call (305) 531-1001 or visit www.wolfsonian.org.

The Wolfsonian 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

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