Opening of the Centro Internazionale di Scultura

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.

 

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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