Opening of the Centro Internazionale di Scultura

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.


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 in May 2021. In the meantime, you can subscribe here to our newsletter to stay tuned with the CIS news.

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