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 Cafè 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 he published Piedigrotta, 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 published Poesia Pentagrammata, in which poems are written directly on music sheets. From 1924 he moved away from Futurism and published a collection of poems Serate futuriste.

Het Overzicht

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

La balza futurista

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


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

Cabaret Voltaire

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