“From here, the Futurist Movement launches its challenge in the moonlight shimmering on the canal.” We are at Via Senato, not far from the headquarters of the giants of the fashion world, but it is the irreverent spirit of the Futurists we find along with the plaque affixed to house number “2” here - the home of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, the guru of Italy’s avant-garde who launched his revolutionary plans in this very building. Milan has a special tie with Futurism - the dynamism of this modern metropolis held an irresistible appeal to Marinetti and his comrades. And the movement left its traces in numerous parts of the city. On Corso Venezia, for example, the Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano is not merely a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces. In the early years of the XX Century, artists gathered in this historic abode to discuss poetry, art and politics, the evening often ending in brawls. Today, the Casa Museo is an unforgettable stop for getting to know the painting of the 1900s - throughout eleven rooms, there are 300 of the collection’s two-thousand paintings, sculptures and drawings on display, all the effort of the collecting couple of Antonio and Marieda Boschi Di Stefano, a prominent fixture in Italy’s art history. The adventure continues at the Museo del Novecento, which holds the largest collection of works by Umberto Boccioni in the world. Along with iconic pieces such as Elasticità and Forme Uniche della Continuità nello Spazio, are masterpieces by Giacomo Balla, Fortunato Depero and Gino Severini.
The Human Project brings us on an interdisciplinary journey which retraces the story of the relationship between humans and their artificial doubles, from the first automatons to cyborgs, from androids to the emotional robots of today.