Opening of the Centro Internazionale di Scultura

Guido Magnaguagno

Art Critic and Exhibition Curator

The CIS represents a vision. It will bring marble from Ticino back to the valley and artists from across the world to Peccia. The CIS has the creative energy to move mountains, born out of the place itself and the hearts and hands of its school of artists.


Following the measures taken by the Council of State of Ticino and the Swiss Confederation to deal with the COVID-19 emergency, the Centro Internazionale di Scultura has decided to postpone its opening until May 2021. This very difficult decision was considered necessary to guarantee the health of the artists, visitors and collaborators of the CIS.

Despite the difficulties, the CIS team continues to work with passion and tenacity. Jose Dávila and the resident artists have already confirmed their desire and availability to participate in the start of the CIS activities in 2021. The Centre will take advantage of this period to plan and prepare all its cultural offers in the best way possible. Creativity and enthusiasm will allow us to organise an even more memorable opening year!

We look forward to see many of you at the opening on May 2nd 2021. In the meantime, you can subscribe here to our newsletter to stay tuned with the CIS news.

Follow the current construction progress in photos here

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