TRAVELLING MEANS MAKING CULTURES COME TOGETHER.
Modus vivendi is an exhibition of 14 vehicles made famous by the incredible journeys they took part in. Some of them travelled around the entire world during several years, others crossed the continents from north to south, from east to west, in extreme weather conditions, setting time records. Each vehicle has a fascinating story to tell, the story of a journey leading to the discovery of worlds and cultures far away: these adventures will show us different Ways of Life, each told through different countries' habits, colours and fashions. But some other Ways of Life of great interest are those of the men and women who embarked on such journeys, facing such a challenge with courage. They sometimes chose a camera as their only companion, giving up every comfort to satisfy their curiosity.
TRAVELLING MEANS GETTING INSPIRED.
The exhibition is also a “catwalk” of cultural traditions from each continent: the vehicles display is complemented by a show of dresses inspired by ethnic costumes and realised by famous Italian stylists, such as Laura Biagiotti, Rocco Barocco, Mila Schön, Kristina T and more. Each item is surrounded by an evocative scenery whose visual, musical and olfactory hints invite the visitors to discover the faraway worlds here represented.
TRAVELLING MEANS HAVING STORIES TO TELL.
For the length of the exhibition, the Museum will host a series of events – all open to the public – inviting on this occasions some of the protagonists of the extraordinary journeys told by the exhibition. The events will be real travel diaries narrated by the authors themselves, the unifying theme being travel as a way of making different cultures come close together. While each event will have a flavour of its own, they will all be outstanding occasions to hear beautiful stories from the travellers – true modern explorers – and for getting to know their vehicles, be it a precious antique car or a rusty old wreck. (See the events calendar)
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