High Culture in Valle Maggia, Ticino

Dr. Hanna Gagel

Aesthetics and Art Historian, Berlin, Zurich

Dr. Hanna Gagel supports the Centro Internazionale di Scultura

Sculpture is not necessarily a part of today’s mainstream art production. Many ask themselves: What is the point of sculptural activities in today’s world? This question has been convincingly answered by, for example, Louise Bourgeois. To give sculpture a fresh stimulus, a new international centre for sculpture is waiting to be created in the Ticino where international exchange will be promoted. This is good news indeed. Dr. Hanna Gagel supports the Centro Internazionale di Scultura.


Great news for a mountain valley in the Ticino! The village of Peccia, situated right at the head of the Valle Maggia, can now look forward to a new cultural beacon: the Centro Internazionale di Scultura (CIS). This culture-promotion project, supported by the Canton of Ticino with some 3 million francs (50% of the total), will open its doors on 2nd of May 2020 to artists from all around the world, who will be granted scholarships for stays of several months in Peccia. The large exhibition space will play host to contemporary exhibitions curated by the Foundation’s Artistic committee. The organisation behind the project is the Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura; its purpose is the construction and management of the CIS. Peccia, with the Centro Internazionale di Scultura CIS, will become a cultural hub where artists and an international audience have the opportunity to meet.

Follow the current construction progress in photos here

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