Archipenko and the Italian Avant Garde aims to introduce the British public to an alternative history of modernism by retracing the many moments of exchange and confrontation between Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) and the masters of modern Italian art.

The exhibition explores the role of the artist in the creation of a modernist Italian tradition - both within and outside of the Futurist movement - as well as the impact that Archipenko's work had on the development of Italian sculpture in the 20th century. Focusing on these two themes, the show also casts new light on the history of Archipenko's collectors and on the role played by his drawings in his critical reception.

The exhibition is curated by Dr Maria Elena Versari, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at Carnegie Mellon University, and is supported by The Alexander Archipenko Foundation, New York.

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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

39a Canonbury Square, London, Greater London, N1 2AN

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