Opening of the Centro Internazionale di Scultura

Former Federal Councillor Flavio Cotti

President of the CIS Patronage Committee

I am committed to the realization of the Centro Internazionale di Scultura because I feel very strongly about both the valley’s future and the promotion of international three-dimensional art. There are several good reasons to support the development of the Centre: the important commitment of the artists who have been working in Peccia for many years, as well as the quality of the marble, unique in Switzerland, which will allow the establishment and management of the Centre in the future.


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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