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Veranstaltungen Monte Verità

Der Monte Verità bietet der einheimischen Öffentlichkeit und den Touristen ein Programm an kulturellen Treffen und Veranstaltungen.
Die behandelten Themen und Bereiche zielen darauf ab, das historische und kulturelle Erbe des Monte Verità und der Region Ascona aufzuwerten und wissenschaftliche, künstlerische, philosophische sowie ganz allgemein humanistische Kenntnisse zu verbreiten. Viel Raum wird der Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Institutionen wie Museen, Stiftungen und Kulturvereinen eingeräumt.

01 Apr 2021

ELISARION PAVILLON - WIEDERERÖFFNUNG!

Nach umfangreichen Restaurierungsarbeiten durch Petra Helm und Christian Marty kehrt das Rundgemälde von Elisàr von Kupffer ans Licht zurück. Der Elisarion Pavillon beherbergt "Die Klarwelt der Seligen", und vervollständigt den Museumskomplex Monte Verità.

Ursprünglich im Sanctuarium Artis Elisarion in Minusio aufgestellt, wurde es von Harald Szeemann in seine berühmte Monte Verità Ausstellung integriert.

Weitere Informationen: www.elisarion.ch www.minusio.ch/elisarion

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02 Jul - 31 Okt 2021
18.30

Golden Age - Fabrizio Dusi

LIBERI, ANARCHY and UTOPIA: These words, spelt out in light and ceramics, punctuate the space at Monte Verità, evoking the iconic themes of the place’s century-old history. Visual artist Fabrizio Dusi has designed a trail running through the gardens and the indoor areas of the Bauhaus-style hotel featuring mantras and symbolic images: for example, a shining sun — a symbol of rebirth — and the naked bodies of the members of the ancient vegetarian colony, devout practisers of natur-ism and sun baths for maintaining a healthy body and mind.
In the centre of the gardens, the site-specific installation Eve and Adam refers to the desire to return to a life close to nature and links to the Golden Age in the Balint Hall, a vast series of fresco-like paintings. Here, the long narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a pristine landscape, featuring scenes of love and people holding hands in a ring: a poetic homage to the Clear World of the Blissful, a historic circular painting on display in the Elisarion Pavilion. The same Edenic vision is de- picted on a large vase with gold inserts added in the third firing, the subjects of which are inspired by the ideal garden of a new golden age. The exhibition is curated by Chiara Gatti.

Opening: Friday 2nd of July at 6.30 pm

19 Nov 2021 - 10 Apr 2022

Monte Verità. Back to nature

A journey in search of freedom, in a place where you can breathe true utopia and dream of a different world. At the dawn of the twentieth century, the colony of Monte Verità settled among the luxuriant woods and the gentle hills overlooking Lake Maggiore prophetically anticipated themes that are vital today, between the ecology of living and the ecology of the soul. Its founders were absolute pioneers of organic and eco-friendly living, vegetarian culture and natural body care. Since then, this history and this journey to the origins of a regenerated relationship between man and creation has been nourished by an extraordinary force of topicality.

The Museo Novecento, in collaboration with the Monte Verità Foundation (Ascona Canton Ticino), presents Monte Verità. Back to nature, the first exhibition in Italy dedicated to the famous hill of utopia, its founders and the illustrious guests who frequented it. From the anarchist Bakunin to the Hungarian choreographer Rudolf von Laban, from the Dadaist Hugo Ball to the Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius, from the artist Hans Arp to Paul Klee, from the great writer Hermann Hesse to Carl Gustav Jung, many intellectuals saw in this place a good a retreat suspended in time and away from the drama of wars and from the ideological clash between capitalism and communism that was going through Europe. Cradle of an existence based on primitive rhythms, Monte Verità became the laboratory of a new culture, a counter-culture born in response to bourgeois conformism and dominant thought, which attracted thinkers and anarchists, philosophers, theosophists, writers, artists and architects from every country.

The exhibition, curated by the director of the Museo Novecento, Sergio Risaliti, with Nicoletta Mongini and Chiara Gatti, is divided into three stages, which move from the philosophical origins of the Monte, to the development of its architecture and the art of dance, to arrive at sink into the memory of a remote place, where a community of free men has given birth to an anarchist paradise, a magnetic center of culture and spirituality that has marked an extraordinary chapter of modern history. Set up in the cloister spaces, the exhibition narrates, thanks to a long timeline, one hundred years of utopia and ideals, virtuous encounters and aesthetic research, from vegetarian practice to Lebensreform sunbathing, from the birth of theosophy to the free expressions of human genius through the harmonious exercise of the body, painting, poetry.
Vintage images, testimonies, virtual reconstructions, clothes and symbolic objects punctuate a journey at the dawn of this multidisciplinary cenacle, the fervent cradle of European counterculture, dotted with memorable figures.

The exhibition is enriched by a program with film screenings, conferences and book presentations and by a book-catalog dedicated to the history of Monte Verità with contributions by Sergio Risaliti, Nicoletta Mongini, Chiara Gatti and Luca Scarlini, complete with an iconographic apparatus that includes numerous historical images, reconstructions, projects and a summary of all the personalities who, in a hundred years, have inhabited, populated, animated, described, known, studied or even just caressed what the great architect Mario Botta defined “the laboratory of one of the most radical artistic and social utopias of the time ».

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