03/10/2009 to 31/01/2010

TWISTER is a project implemented by ten museums in Lombardy working together, promoted by the Region of Lombardy with a contribution from the Cariplo Foundation, for production and acquisition of ten site-specific /site-related artworks and one internet art project.
The Stelline Foundation hosts a site-specific work in full light optic fibres by Mairo Airò entitled Loto, and a video installation of the network project Dreams & Dramas by Ofri Cnaani.

MARIO AIRÓ, “Loto”, 2009   

OFRI CNAANI, “Dreams & Dramas”, 2009

The project
The TWISTER project is an innovative model of a virtuous alliance between ten Lombard museums, and was created in order to select, exhibit and acquire contemporary site-specific /site-related artworks, specially designed and produced by an international competition.

The Museums
Ten Contemporary Art Museums in Lombardy: the FAI with the Villa Panza and its Collection, the Fondazione Stelline of Milan, the Galleria del Premio Suzzara (MN), the GAM Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Gallarate (VA), the GAMec Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Bergamo, the MAM Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (MN), the Museo Civico Floriano Bodini of Gemonio (VA), the Museo d’arte contemporanea of Lissone (MB), Museo del Novecento of Milan,and the Premio Nazionale Arti Visive Città di Gallarate (VA) created an operative network of encounter and collaboration to enhance their holdings, support young artists and foster a knowledge of contemporary art among the general public.

The artists
An initial selection of sixty artists (counting individuals and groups), was subjected to a further selection, producing ten names, whose work is being completed and will be acquired by the ten museums. They are: Mario Airò, Massimo Bartolini, Carlo Bernardini, Loris Cecchini, Madame Duplok, Chiara Dynys, Lara Favaretto, Maik and Dirk Löbbert, Marzia Migliora, Ottonella Mocellin and Nicola Pellegrini.
To them were added the Israeli artist Ofri Cnaani, who has created of a network art project titled Dreams & Dramas, involving the ten museums of the regional network.