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Ivo Pannaggi

Italian, 1901–1981

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Ivo Pannaggi

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Italian, 1901–1981

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While primarily associated with the Futurist movement in Italy, Ivo Pannaggi’s practice was far too diverse to be attributed to a single movement. At once a painter, sculptor, and architect, as well as graphic, industrial, furniture, costume, and set designer, he was a part of the early Modernist movement that fiercely resisted specialization. Motivated by a combination of Marxism and the machine aesthetic, Pannaggi believed that art not only was capable of capturing the new and revolutionary relationship between man and machine, but also could lead to a reconciliation between the classes, by overcoming the remoteness of art history and scholarship from the life of the everyday person. His work emphasized movement, dynamism, utopic visions of bionic man, and subtle political messages.

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Biography

While primarily associated with the Futurist movement in Italy, Ivo Pannaggi’s practice was far too diverse to be attributed to a single movement. At once a painter, sculptor, and architect, as well as graphic, industrial, furniture, costume, and set designer, he was a part of the early Modernist movement that fiercely resisted specialization. Motivated by a combination of Marxism and the machine aesthetic, Pannaggi believed that art not only was capable of capturing the new and revolutionary relationship between man and machine, but also could lead to a reconciliation between the classes, by overcoming the remoteness of art history and scholarship from the life of the everyday person. His work emphasized movement, dynamism, utopic visions of bionic man, and subtle political messages.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition