Monte Verità is a place of extraordinary cultural significance. Few other places in the course of the 20th century played host to such a large number of alternative figures, artists, writers and dancers: they were drawn here by the mild climate and beautiful views of Lake Maggiore, in the hope of finding likeminded souls with whom they could share their artistic and spiritual journey.
In preparation for this refurbishment operation, the 975 objects on display in Casa Anatta were catalogued in a database with detailed descriptions. During the preparation for the Montevisione project, the objects were subdivided into various categories, each of which will be handled with specific measures. The architectural renovation is being overseen by architects Carlo Zanetti and Gabriele Geronzi.
An exhibition to complement Szeemann's installation is mounted in the free spaces available in Casa Anatta, Casa Selma, Casa dei Russi and the Elisarion. This exhibition is a supplement and explore Szeemann's display, and provide details about Szeemann himself. It act as an introduction and accompaniment given that Szeemann's installation, with its dense collection of materials, could prove intimidating for first-time visitors who know little or nothing about the subject matter. This additional exhibition must make clear to its audience why an exhibition from 1981 is being remounted in 2017.
The additional exhibition features a modern style which is completely different from that used by Szeemann, so as to avoid any confusion between the two. Screens, audio stations and multimedia presentations of documents creates a contrast to Szeemann's installation, providing a context for it and highlighting different elements. Given the exceptional wealth of materials in Szeemann's exhibition, only a small number of original objects is displayed in cases; instead, the emphasis is multimedia elements.
10 June - 1 November
Wed - Sat | 14:00 - 18:00
Sun and public holidays | 10:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 18:00
Full: CHF 12.00
Reduction 1: CHF 8.00 (AVS/AI, over 65, groups (min. 10 persons), students 17-25 years)
Reduction 2: CHF 4.00 (IOstudio Card)
Free (≤ 16s, Museumspass, Swiss Travel Pass, Membership Card Raiffeisen, ICOM, VMS)
Ticino Ticket: 30% reduction on admission fee (group price excluded).
Cultural Pass: 20% reduction on admission fee (group price excluded).
App my Ascona-Locarno: 10% reduction on admission fee (group price excluded).
April - October| 09:00 - 19:00
Open during temporary exhibitions
Due to the world health emergency, the restoration work has been interrupted and the planned reopening in Summer 2020 has been postponed to Spring 2021.