Avant Garde

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures  By Peter Tracy What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori — lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock. Peter Tracy explores the ambitions behind Italian Futurism’s experiments with noise… Read More

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

‘In a flower, in a beetle, every line, every form, every color has arisen from a deep necessity.’ Sophie Taeuber-Arp ‘Like music this art is tangible inner reality. She was already dividing the surface of a watercolor into squares and rectangles which she juxtaposed horizontally… Read More

Avant-garde and Modernist Magazines

What is the relevance of avant-garde magazines printed on aging paper to a society which views the world in real time and through networked digital lenses? There are two common answers. Regardless of their age, the art they carry can be looked at anew since it is only its techniques… Read More