«pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 7, 2016, pp. 27-37

Przemysław Strożek

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Panorama di collaborazioni internazionali. Enrico Prampolini e i suoi contatti con gli ambienti dell’avanguardia polacca

An Overview of International Cooperation. Enrico Prampolini and His Contacts with Polish Avant-garde

ABSTRACT. The article focuses on the reception of Enrico Prampolini’s work in Polish Avant-garde circles in the 1920s and 1930s. It shows Prampolini as a central figure in “networking” between artists and illustrates how such “networking” phenomena resulted in the popularisation of Italian Futurism in Poland and Polish Avant-garde in Italy. It highlights the range of Prampolini’s contacts with Poland, especially with the «Zwrotnica» circle, Jalu Kurek and Jan Brzękowski, who promoted his theatrical productions and paintings. The outcome of these contacts was most of all a good knowledge of Futurist scenography in Poland, an invitation for Polish scenographers to take part in the “Triennale” which Prampolini organized in 1936 in Milan, and his cooperation with the “a.r.” collection of Modern Art in Łódź. The painting entitled Tarantella (1920), which Prampolini offered to Brzękowski and was installed in Łódź in 1931, testifies to this important collaboration.

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