October 20, 2020
David Cronenberg’s multimedia installation Red Cars opens on 4 September at 6.30 pm. At the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lissone (viale Elisa Ancona 6). Free admission.
The Director David Cronenberg will be presented at the opening.
The project, curated by Domenico De Gaetano, is promoted by the City of Lissone for the 90th Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix and is organized by Volumina, Clarart and Solares.
The exhibition traces in 200 images – rare photographs taken from the Ferrari archive, sections of engines, original photos, engine designs and models, portraits, dialogues, versions and creations of the icon of planetary fame, the Prancing Horse, symbols and other suggestions that refer to the Monza Grand Prix of 1961 and to the duel between the two Ferrari drivers vying for the title of Formula 1 world champion: the American Phil Hill and his teammate Wolfgang von Trips.
The exhibition is accompanied by a new video – reassembled for the occasion – with the voice of Cronenberg who introduces the exhibition with period clips, dialogues, sounds and the inevitable roar of Formula 1 engines.
The Mayor of Lissone Concettina Monguzzi underlines from the press release: “The proposal for this exhibition is part of the will of our Administration to offer the citizens of Lissone, the large number of people arriving in the area on the occasion of the Grand Prix and all those who will be able to come and visit it, a high-level, international cultural initiative linked to Formula 1. The Brianza area, known to the world for the presence of the racetrack, deserved such an important proposal. ”
Is the curator Domenico De Gaetano that ideally introduces us to the exhibition: “Cronenberg has always loved engines. He follows the Formula 1 Grand Prix like an avid fan and has never had any doubts about who cheer on: Ferrari, the racing car for excellence. The Red Cars project was born from that passion: a script for a film that was never made, a story that really happened in the golden age of motoring, told with his ironic and cutting style, which takes shape in a book of artist and in a multimedia installation that will fascinate both Formula 1 enthusiasts and cinema fans. ”
Pietro Benvenuti, General Manager of Monza Eni Circuit explains: “We are happy to include David Cronenberg’s Red Cars exhibition among the initiatives that will enrich the week of the 2019 Heineken Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Monza Eni Circuit has always been attentive to enhance the projects of the territory that know how to grasp the importance of the tourist flow originated by the competition and are able to develop quality proposals, making the undoubted cultural and sporting value of this innovative museum project recognizable to thousands of fans.
The initiative makes use of the partnership of EniCircuit, 90th Italian Grand Prix, Solares Foundation for the Arts, Hotel The Square Milan, Zenit Turin.
The exhibition will be open from 5 September to 24 November at the following times: Wednesday and Friday 10.00-13.00; Thursday 16.00-23.00; Saturday and Sunday 10.00-12.00 and 15.00-19.00. Always free admission.