Geneva, Switzerland - Artvera’s Gallery is pleased to announce “Monte Verità: Expressionist Utopia”, the first in a series of exhibitions presenting major artists whose work has been strongly influenced by their experiences on Monte Verità, the utopian colony founded at the beginning of the 20th century in Ascona, Switzerland. This inaugural show, launching the exhibition cycle, will display a selection of European and Russian Avant-Garde artists such as Marianne von Werefkin, Alexej von Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Arthur Segal. An exhibition featuring leading contemporary artists whose work draws inspiration from Monte Verità will follow in October 2016.
With the support of important institutions, private foundations, museums, libraries, archives and private collectors, this is the first monographic exhibition highlighting how the iconography of European artists in the first quarter of the twentieth century was influenced by the way of life on Monte Verità. Reproductions from the archive of the Fondazione Monte Verità in Ascona will be on view as well as loans from the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, the Kirchner Museum, Davos, and Merzbacher Kunststiftung, Zurich.
Artists in the exhibition include: Max Beckmann, Wladimir Burliuk, Vladimir Davidovich Baranov-Rossiné, André Derain, Kees van Dongen, Erich Heckel, Alexey von Jawlensky Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, August Macke, Edvard Munch, Otto Mueller, Max Pechstein, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Marianne von Werefkin, Georg Tappert and Arthur Segal.
"Nackte Natur. Die Wurzeln der Avantgarde: eine Ausstellung in der Genfer Galerie Artvera’s" by Christiane Meixner ( 23.07.2016)
"Genève/ Artvera's se penche sur le Monte Verità, de Jawlensky à Klee" by Etienne Dumont (04.06.2016 - in French)
"Monte Verità: Expressionist Utopia at the Artvera's Gallery" (23.04.2016 - in Russian).
"Exhibition of European and Russian Avant-Garde painting in Artvera's Gallery" by Alina Voynova (17.04.2016 - in Russian)
"Artvera's Gallery - Monte Verità Expressionist Utopia" (15.04.2016 - in Russian)