ni is a partner for a major exhibition entitled Cubisti Cubismo on the work of Picasso, Braque, Léger and the international language of Cubism, from 8 March to 23 June 2013, at the Vittoriano Complex in Rome.
The exhibition examines Cubism as a revolutionary international language, created in France between 1907 and 1914 by Pablo Picasso and George Braque and carried forward immediately after by Fernand Léger and Juan Gris. Spreading rapidly in the space of three years, Cubism won the enthusiasm of artists in Spain, Holland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Mexico, Italy and the United States, becoming synonymous with modernity until the end of the First World War and beyond.
As well as being modern artistic style not only the Cubists, but Cubism too, became also new paradigm of a changing world, rocked by rapid political and social upheavals. As a revolutionary language it was able to transform not only painting, but also architecture, literature, theatre, music, cinema, design, interiors and fashion. Consequently, in addition to works by known and unknown cubist artists, the exhibition also highlights the expression of Cubism in all its various facets.
Organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the Lazio Region and the City of Rome, and with the patronage of the President of the Republic, the exhibition boasts the collaboration and support of many prestigious museums, including the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld Gallery in London, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, and the Fundacio'n Coleccio'n Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.