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WASISTDAS? + Display of GEO CHAVEZ’s sketching project
06 July 2012 - 26 August 2012

We present the Italian preview of the exhibition WASISTDAS? in the main area of the Musuem. This exhibition is curated by Francesca Appiani in collaboration with the Omegna Alessi Museum.

The well-known design firm presents a unique exhibition of prototypes, twenty-two pieces that represent unknown, unexpected, and maybe even surprising aspects of what goes on inside an Italian designer factory. The Alessi Museum’s collection, with its 23,000 pieces, provides some fascinating insight into contemparary design. It gives visitors a formidable point of view into the myriad approaches through which the world of the design process expresses itself. Visitors to the exhibit will be transported to a this world via a marvelous journey through the history of the Crusinallo firm and its collaborations with some of the biggest names in international design, including Alessandro Mendini, Salvador Dalí, Richard Sapper, Ettore Sottsass, Achille Castiglioni, and Philippe Starck.


The international sketching project exhibition, dedicated to Geo Chavez, is set up in the side rooms.


An outdoor route filled with contemporary art runs from Switzerland to Italy. It is dedicated to Peruvian aviator Geo Chavez, who was the first to fly across the Alps in 1910.

The project, which is curated by Asilo Bianco and the Ossola Museum Association, held a competition among 19 different artists, who presented ideas for 13 outdoor works of art that would be placed along the ancient Sempione road from Domodossola to Briga.

This project is unique in the entire world: an outdoor trail between two very different nations that is dedicated to contemporary art. Some of the artists whose work was selected: Love Difference-Michelangelo Pistoletto, Piero Gilardi, Mario Airò, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Isola Norzi, and Etienne Krähenbühl.

The exhibits are open from Thursday to Sunday, from 3:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

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