High Culture in Valle Maggia, Ticino

Prof. Dr. Iso Camartin

Publicist, Writer and Television Presenter

What I admire the most in artists is their ability, when looking at just a pile of stones and blocks of raw material, to visualize the future beauty, and then later to actually see beautiful forms and figures. The Centro internazionale di Scultura is set to become a place where you can experience both the genesis and eventual liberation of such creations.


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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