Munari Bruno





Bruno Munari was born in Milan in 1907 His artistic training stems from his painting experiences within Futurism, from which he drew his visual research and interest in the object in its complex definition and identification of characters, attributes and meanings

In 1948, together with Gillo Dorfles, Gianni Monnet and Atanasio Soldati, he founded MAC (Movimento Arte Concreta), a movement whose aim was to demonstrate to industrialists and artists the possibility of a convergence between art and technique

In 1947 he created Concave-convex, one of the first installations in the history of art, while his Continuous Three-Dimensional Structures, his experiments on the Negative-Positive and then later those on polarised light for projections from matter, his numerous research films, the design of kinetic art objects and his famous Folding Cardboard Travel Sculptures date back to the 1950s

In the following years, he devoted himself to kinetic research and xerographic experiments He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Compasso d’Oro from the Industrial Design Association, an honourable mention from the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Japan Design Foundation award



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