Sberbank of Russia

10/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2021 09:26

Sber acts as general sponsor of “Free Art. Italian Futurism from the Gianni Mattioli Collection” exhibition at Pushkin State Museum

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will open an exhibition titled "Free Art. Italian Futurism from the Gianni Mattioli Collection" on October 19, 2021, that will run through January 16, 2022. Sber is the general sponsor of the exhibition.

Visitors will be able to take in the exhibition at the Gallery of Art from the countries of Western Europe and America of the 19th and 20th centuries at Volkhonka St., 14. Twenty-six pieces from the collection of Gianni Mattioli will be displayed in the exhibition. The Mattioli collection is one of the most famous private collections of 20th century Italian art and includes works by Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carrà, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo, Ardengo Soffici, Ottone Rosai, Fortunato Depero, Mario Sironi, Amedeo Modigliani, and Giorgio Morandi painted between 1910 and 1921. Through his collection, Mattioli strove to demonstrate the fundamental value of futurism to the future development of Italian art and its important role on the early 20th century international art stage.

As part of its support for the exhibition, Sber will collaborate with the Pushkin State Museum on an audioguide, playlist, and podcast for the exhibition on the SberSound audio service.

The exhibition at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will demonstrate the creative dialogue between the Italian avant-garde and the leading trends in European art at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. It will reconstruct the situation on the French art scene when, just over a century ago, young Italian painters stormed Paris, freed from the cult of the past and daring to "challenge the stars."

Gianni Mattioli's exceptional collection has already been displayed in the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. After the completion of the global exhibition tour in Moscow, it will become part of the permanent exhibition of the Brera Modern, the contemporary art collection of the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.