The Museum of Avant-garde

Francesco Cangiullo

Italy (1884—1977)
After irregular music studies, Cangiullo started his career as a songwriter, playing in the ever popular Caffè Concerto. In 1910 he met Marinetti, who introduced him to Futurism. From 1913 he started to collaborate with Lacerba magazine, as well as producing paintings and sculptures. Soon after Piedigrotta, he published Verde Nuovo, Caffè-Concerto: alfabeto a sorpresa, and Il mobilio futurista. He was also Creative Director of the Compagnia del Teatro della Sorpresa, collaborating with Depero and Prampolini. In 1923 he created Poesia Pentagrammata, in which poems are written directly on music sheets. From 1924 he moved away from Futurism and published the collection of poems Serate futuriste.

Cabaret Voltaire

Recueil littéraire et artistique / Magazine / Letterpress / 20.9 x 29.6 cm / Zürich, 1916


La balza futurista

Futurist bi-weekly / 17 x 24 cm / Messina, 1915


Het Overzicht

Half-Maandelijks Tijdschrift: Kunst, Letteren, Menshei / Bi-monthly periodical / 23.9 x 32 cm / Antwerp, 1921-1925 / SABAM Belgium 2020



Col manifesto sulla declamazione dinamica sinottica di Marinetti / Book / 17.7 x 25.6 cm / Milan, 1916


Esposizione libera futurista

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Rome, 1914