High Culture in Valle Maggia, Ticino

Dimitri

Clown, Verscio

Dimitri, Switzerland’s best known clown, has died at the age of 80. (1935 - 19.07.2016)

Dimitri supports the Centro Internazionale di Scultura

An International Centre for Sculpture: This is good and important. A world without art, without imagination, is inconceivable for me. To pass on the art of sculpture is a wonderful responsibility. Sometimes I am almost wistfully nostalgic when I think that in our theatre art, as important as it is, all that remains after a performance are memories, whereas a sculpture survives for centuries. May this be a successful project.

 

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 in 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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