Monte Verità offers its regional audience, and tourists, two seasonal cultural calendars (spring and autumn) which aim to explore:
This programme is underpinned by partnerships with organisations and institutions which have benefitted from the positive energy of Monte Verità's "genius loci" in different ways and in different periods, and continue to do so: Ascona itself, with its Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; the Eranos Foundation; the Teatro San Materno; the Museo Epper; the Ascona Public Library; the Brissago Islands; the Sanctuarium Artis Elisarion in Minusio; as well as the Palazzo "La Barca" in Valle Onsernone, the Museum Rietberg in Zurich; the Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, and many more with which the Foundation is developing projects of cultural significance.
17 July 2020
For this solo exhibition, Marco Scorti has created a series of large-and small-format acrylic paintings and gouaches with a mnemonic function: The various landscapes depicted evoke transit areas, or “border areas”, in which the dichotomy between nature and artefact fades and the traces of human presence reveal a landscape created and shaped over the course of time.
Borders are the central theme of the exhibition and represent geopolitical boundaries while also evoking the concept of forced detachment as symbolised by the mediation between the act of painting and the artist's eye, whereby the artist depicts and interprets the landscape from the specific viewpoint of the observer.
The landscape is rendered in a variety of formats, from vertical to exaggeratedly horizontal, and from a range of different perspectives. The artist portrays a sequence of terraces, cliffs, woods and shores that appear to tell a story, drawing in the viewer as a casual observer of landscapes depicting the meeting and clash between nature and artefact.
Date of exhibition: 18 July to 18 September 2020
Balint Room, Monte Verità
Free admission, open from 9 am until 9 pm
Special thanks to the Daniele Agostini Gallery, Lugano
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25 September 2020
Palme d'Or at Cannes in '46, Golden Globe for Peace in '47, Leopold Lindtberg's film tells of two allied prisoners trying to cross the Alps to reach neutral Switzerland together with a group of civilians, including some Jews. The film was restored by Cinémathèque Suisse and Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.
The film will be introduced by Raphael Rues, a historian and member of Insubrica Historica and of the Antenna Ticinese dei Verbanisti.
01 - 31 October 2020
The Monte Verità Foundation offers brief insights into its history (in Italian only).