Bruno Munari. The artist
For some time now, the multi-faceted figure of Bruno Munari has been known and appreciated beyond the confines of the countries he chose —Italy, Japan, Switzerland, the United States— on account of his personal and intellectual attitude of “traversing” different linguistic territories.
As a designer, artist, pedagogue, graphic designer, Munari is renowned for having helped to foster the permeability of the frontiers between artistic languages which during Modernism were regarded as academically separate. Now, after years of exhaustive research into his personality and his highly versatile work, the challenge could be to go against the tide and dive even deeper, considering each and every one of the disciplines to which Munari turned his hand.
This entire volume —published on the occasion of the exhibition held by the MACA Museum of Manantiales (Uruguay) under the curatorship of Marco Meneguzzo, one of the foremost experts on Munari— is dedicated to his activity as an artist. Not only are his achievements in the fields of futurism, concrete art, kinetic art and conceptual art —spanning more than sixty years—, covered, they are also compared to the historic context in which they unfolded and to his highly personal idea of “project”.