Centro Internazionale di Scultura

2008 

The CIS project is presented to the Governing Council of the Ticino

2010

Feasibility study and Business plan for the CIS

9/2011

Setting up of the Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura (FIS) by private individuals, the municipality of Lavizzara and the ‘Fondazione Vallemaggia’.

3/2012

 The Ticino Parliament (Granconsiglio) decides to support the CIS with five million Swiss Francs provided that an equal amount can be raised from private benefactors and donors

5/2012 

Former Federal Councillor, Flavio Cotti is chosen to be the first Chairman of the Patronage Committee.

5/2013

 Guido Magnaguagno is chosen to be the first president of the Artistic Committee.

6/2013 

Significant promise of support by the Ernst Göhner Foundation.

8/2013

Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard visits the Comune Lavizzara on 1st of August and talks, among other things, about the activities in Peccia.

10/2013 

The Lavizzara Council supports the construction of the International Centre for Sculpture  by agreeing unanimously to a financial contribution of 500'000 Swiss Francs.

8/2014

Honorary Reception for around 160 Ambassadors, Politicians and VIP-Guests of the Film Festival Locarno.

7/2015

The CIS in the Swiss Pavilion, Presentation of the CIS in Milan on Sunday, 12th July, from 10.00am to 4.00pm

8/2015

CIS is honorary guest of the Rotonda del Festival. During the festival Centro Internationale will be showcased in Locarno.

to 12/2015

Numerous Supporters, 'Brick' Donors and Friends are ready to support the building of this beacon of culture.

2016

Redimensioning of the project

2017 

Building application

2018

Building permit and ground-breaking ceremony, current pictures of the construction site can be seen here.

11/2018

Former State Councillor, Christine Egerszegi is chosen to be the Vice President of the Patronage Committee.

2019 

Selection of the first five Artists in Residence. Mexican artist Jose Dávila is chosen to set up the inaugural exhibition.

2020

End of construction works.

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