High Culture in Valle Maggia, Ticino

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.


Sculpture in Time
Since the dawn of human history, men and women have shaped everyday objects into special forms and, in so doing, they have left behind traces of their own lives and the world of their imagination. All cultures known to us, on any of our continents, have thus created sculptures in which past, present and future are intertwined in forms of everlasting beauty. They will continue to generate significant expressions of mankind’s own perceptions in the future. As part of our wholehearted commitment to this tradition, we strongly believe in the potential for development that is offered by three-dimensional art.
With the aim of promoting the artists working in the field, we are committed to the creation of the International Centre for Sculpture as a place where this tradition is developed and will be celebrated further in the years to come.

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