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25 - 26 March 2023
Villa Ciani, Lugano
Piazza Indipendenza 4

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

YouNique - Fine Craft Art & Design is a market exhibition of excellence dedicated to fine craftsmanship, and to contemporary art and design held at the charming location of Villa Ciani in Lugano on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.

Master artisans, artists and international designers of exceptional skill will create an exhibition itinerary where beauty, style and uniqueness triumph. Mosaics, sculptures, haute couture, refined footwear, precious jewellery, fine fabrics, furnishings and accessories, all unique pieces of art that visitors can admire and purchase to make their lives and environments even more “YouNique”.

New for 2023: The YouNique Fine Art District, an entire floor dedicated to contemporary art, with the presence of international galleries and a selection of works created by artists they represent, and the presence of the Michelangelo Foundation, at YouNique with its Homo Guide Faber and the “Rising Stars” project, dedicated to the future faces of the high crafts scene.


CHF 20.-

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25 - 26 March 2023
Monte Tamaro – Piazza d’armi, Monte Ceneri
Via Monte Ceneri 20

25.03.2023: 07:00 am – 6:00 pm
26.03.2023: 08:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ticino once again protagonist of a major international sporting event.

After the success of the ÖKK Bike Revolution Tamaro Trophy 2022, the Velo Club Monte Tamaro has decided to confirm its presence in the increasingly exciting Swiss circuit that has gone from 3 stages last year to 5 this year.

The ÖKK Bike Revolution Tamaro Trophy 2023 is a spectacular event where high-profile sport is combined with many events specially designed for the Bike Community.

The greatest champions in the world are already ready to challenge each other on a circuit that, in the world of MTB, is universally recognized as one of the most spectacular.

More than 500 athletes are expected, including Elite, U23 and juniors, in addition to hundreds of amateur bikers who will come to us to discover our region.

Ticino becomes an international showcase, thanks to the organization of three amateur rides (the Velo Gusto long, medium and brunch), scheduled for Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March, through the most beautiful views of our territory, with the opportunity to make known the main entrepreneurial realities, the gastronomic excellences and the breathtaking views of our region.

More information.


Free entry

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Rita Ackermann Hidden

12 March - 13 August 2023
Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana – sede LAC, Lugano
Piazza Bernardino Luini 6

Rita Ackermann’s exhibition titled ‘Hidden’ will focus on a selection of recent paintings in relation to the artist’s early works from the 1990s.

The exhibition will encompass nearly fifty paintings and drawings developed over the past 30 years in New York City.

Rita Ackermann was born in 1968 in Budapest, Hungary and lives and works in New York City. She studied at the University of Fine Arts in Budapest and The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture from the years of 1989 to 1992.

Ackermann invented images that became instant sensations, perturbing young girls that are now part of the universe of global imagery. Her drawings and paintings between 1993-95 (which will be included in the exhibition “Hidden”) depict compositions of adolescent female figures of clonelike multiples engaging in various self-destructive and hazardous activities. Her early works with their ambiguous presence serve as bridges between high and low culture, just as the myths and folk tales which often serve as merits to Ackermann’s compositions.

Twenty years later she would abandon the figure, erasing the very matter of her own work. In her ‘Mama’ series, a complex layering of visual language oscillates between abstraction and figuration into a subconscious unfolding of form—concealed deeply in the abstraction of the omnipresence. In early 2022 Ackermann began her latest series of paintings titled, ‘War Drawings’. Oil, china maker and acrylic are heavily worked into the surface of raw linen. Figures are lost, lines are scraped away to reveal shattered compositions. Each of the paintings subjugated by disaster as a purifying element for inevitable harmony.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual catalogue published by Mousse Publishing.



The complete list of prices, reductions and opening hours is available on
the Museum website.

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L’Asilo Ciani si presenta alla popolazione dopo i lavori di restauro

A day of open doors will be held at the Ciani kindergarten: a unique opportunity to visit the renovated spaces of a historic building very dear to the people of Lugano. For the occasion, the Culture Division has curated an exhibition that will allow for an in-depth look at the history and the restoration project promoted by the City to protect and enhance the structure. The Town Hall cordially invites the population to participate in the event.
There are places, buildings and monuments that have profoundly marked the cultural and social history of a city, becoming part of the collective memory of a community. The Ciani kindergarten rightfully falls into this category: an iconic building, rich in history, anecdotes and transformations, it has accompanied the life and daily life of the people of Lugano. The structure was built between 1890 and 1892 to give a new home to the first kindergarten in the Canton of Ticino built thanks to the generosity of Filippo Ciani, and thus satisfy the need to accommodate the young students in healthier, more spacious and bright spaces . The building was purchased by the City in 2004: since then it has become a highly appreciated and requested destination for holding various types of events.
In 2018, the Ciani kindergarten showed some signs of deterioration and the City decided to intervene with maintenance and restoration works, with the aim of safeguarding this prestigious structure and offering modern and functional spaces for events and shows. To mark the conclusion of the works, the City of Lugano has decided to organize an open day during which it will be possible to visit the new renovated spaces and admire the suggestive pyramid-shaped skylight that covers the internal courtyard, built in 1907 and restored to its original splendor after restoration.

Saturday 18 March at 11:00 - 17:00, opening of the Ciani kindergarten to visitors.
The collaborators of the Events and Congresses Division will be available to offer information, curiosities and anecdotes on the history of the building and the restoration project.
At 11.00 there will be a presentation by the architect. Mary Mazza.
These themes can be explored in depth thanks to an exhibition curated by the Culture Division which will be open until 23 April 2023.

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The story of a voice within that is an omen of death and destruction. It is the story of a painful motherhood, faced with originality, where history blends with invention and the real with the supernatural.

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