The Remo Rossi Foundation aims to preserve and promote the work of the Locarno sculptor Remo Rossi (1909-1982), also through the relaunch of the artistic community he conceived in the 1960s. The venue is located in the artist's house, where exhibitions related to the figure of Rossi and his artist friends are set up and where it is possible to consult the rich art library and archive documentation.
The exhibit "In viaggio. Remo Rossi. Appunti di uno scultore" (While on the Road. Remo Rossi. Notes of a Sculptor), which remained open to the public during 2017, has been the appropriate occasion to inaugurate the new headquarters of the Foundation, located in Locarno, Via Rusca 8 in the original house of the sculptor Remo Rossi (1909-1982). The mansion has been carefully and conservatively refurbished between 2012 and 2013. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote and preserve the Work and the Memory of the highly recognized artist Remo Rossi through the scientific cataloguing and study of the various works and of the paper and photographic documents linked to this peculiar character. The opening of the house Remo Rossi to the public will permit on one side the access to the reordered paper-and photo-archiveand to his art library, items thatwitness both the private and the artistic life of RR. On the other side, the refurbished headquarters will permit the organization of temporary exhibits and other cultural events. The Remo Rossi Foundation enters with this step into the circle of institutions and foundations that host historical memories of the "case d'artista" (artists' houses),while following the purpose of maintaining, valorizing and promoting the Work and the cultural legacy of those who lived and worked in those particular places.
Opening hours (May - October):
Wednesday-Thursday-Saturday: 09.00h - 11.30h
Friday: 14.00h - 17.30h
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday: closed
More info: www.fondazioneremorossi.ch