Opera Competition

from 11 December 2021 to 13 December 2021, from 18 December 2021 to 20 December 2021, from 25 December 2021 to 27 December 2021, from 01 January 2022 to 03 January 2022, from 08 January 2022 to 10 January 2022, from 15 January 2022 to 17 January 2022, from 22 January 2022 to 24 January 2022, from 29 January 2022 to 31 January 2022, from 05 February 2022 to 07 February 2022, from 12 February 2022 to 14 February 2022, from 19 February 2022 to 21 February 2022, from 26 February 2022 to 28 February 2022, from 05 March 2022 to 07 March 2022, from 12 March 2022 to 14 March 2022, from 19 March 2022 to 21 March 2022, from 26 March 2022 to 28 March 2022, from 02 April 2022 to 04 April 2022, from 09 April 2022 to 10 April 2022, 16 April 2022, 18 April 2022, from 23 April 2022 to 25 April 2022, from 30 April 2022 to 01 May 2022

The exhibition is organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Alessandria-Asti, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Alessandria and Regione Piemonte. The curators are Maria Luisa Caffarelli and Rino Tacchella.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 11 December 2021 and stay open to the public for the entire Christmas period and until 13 March 2022. Extended to 1 May. The focus of the event of Palazzo Monferrato will be the significant contribution that the artists of the entire province of Alessandria have made to the history of Italian art in the last century.
The names of Pellizza, Morbelli, Bistolfi and Carrà would be enough to indicate a leading role in giving life to the most important and innovative movements of the national and international artistic panorama.
However, alongside those extraordinary figures, the area of Alessandria also gave birth to several hugely significant artists absolutely worthy of being included next to masters or school heads. Some transferred to centres like Milan, Turin or Rome, others undertook journeys throughout Europe, and continued to work. They each contributed to interpreting the new expressions of art which were taking hold, weaving on the territory a network of relations that gave life to a dense web of creativity and research.
The exhibition aspires, in other words, to create an unprecedented tale of a century in which new forms of expression and revolutionary cultural situations emerged in the space of a few decades, without neglecting as being of central importance the extraordinary season of architecture which in the 20th century saw figures like Marcello Piacentini, Piero Porcinai, Franco Petrucci, Ignazio Gardella, Paolo Portoghesi, work in the area of Alessandria. This is a theme on which the project includes a catalogue text and multimedia and photographic references along the exhibition route, which will be justifiably enriched with links, also multimedia and immersive, to the artistic movements and to its founders and protagonists within a comprehensive project carried out by Giorgio Annone of Line.Lab - Alessandria.

Opening: Saturday and Sunday, 10.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00.
Free admission, access according to anti-Covid regulations.

Guided tours Saturday and Sunday, 16.00

Closed: Sunday 17 April 2022 - EASTER. Exceptional openings: 18 April (Easter Monday), 25 April (Liberation Day) and 1 May (Labour Day).
Extraordinary openings: 26 December, 2 January and 6 January.

Information and contacts
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Telephone: +39 0131 313.400
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