Thinking beyond, Living beyond: Futurism

Lucio Giuliodori, Valentina Uliumdzhieva, Elena Notina, Irina А. Bykova

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Living in the future, constantly thinking over it, incessantly inventing it, anticipating it, more than a Weltanschauung, a state of consciousness. It is not about predicting if not living the prediction, experimenting with it, chasing the words to describe it, imagining the machines to produce it. The futurists‟ undertaking was fueled by an overwhelming desire to overcome their present time through art and influence, by dint of its momentum, the society, culture and life that thrived around it, shifting their current world and the one to come by virtue of an overflowing power of insights as well as an innovative and creative strength. This is what Futurism was, and its constant, compelling self-supersession was its ontological matrix as this movement was projected and installed in a dimension of time that had severed both the past and the present. This study aims to frame this avant-garde based on this chief cornerstone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-187
Number of pages12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Aesthetics
  • Avant-gardes
  • Futurism
  • Italian art
  • Italian culture
  • Italian Studies
  • Marinetti

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