The collection is made of unique pieces – reproducible, but never identical. Vernissage finds its inspiration in the tension between a dream vision, childlike vitality and the pragmatism of the adult world, in the fascination of animals perennially conserved in their prime in the glass cases of any Natural Science Museum, in the pictures of Sarah Moon, portraits of a nostalgic, melancholy nature that got lost in time, creatures from faded 18th-century illustrations of botany and entomology books which survived a natural catastrophe.

Ilenia Corti created Vernissage in 2007 in collaboration with Matteo Mena.