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Cima Norma Art Festival 2023

Saturday 24th June - Sunday 3rd September 2023

Once again this year, the Blenese summer will be enlivened by the events promoted as part of the Cima Norma Art Festival, an interdisciplinary event now in its fourth edition, which offers an opportunity to engage with some of the most current expressions of contemporary culture, from visual arts to music, from theatre to literature. The Festival, which this year is entitled "Giving birh to the sky", will touch on the theme of the mother and motherhood.

This is the programme of events:

24 June - 3 September 2023
Giving birth to the sky: Vanessa Billy, Melanie Bonajo, Isabelle Krieg, Zilla Leutenegger, Valentina Pini, Pipilotti Rist


Ex Cima Norma - Torre/Blenio
Opening Hours:
Thursday to Sunday
On the occasion of evening events, opening hours are extended until 11 p.m.

The exhibition, presented in the spacious rooms of the Foundation La Fabbrica del Cioccolato within the former Cima Norma chocolate factory, is an invitation to reflect on the complex, articulated and often controversial implications that arise from a reflection on motherhood in contemporary reality, with particular attention to environmental issues and gender reflections. Through the works of some important representatives of the Swiss art scene such as Pipilotti Rist, Zilla Leutenegger, Isabelle Krieg, Vanessa Billy and Valentina Pini, and those of the Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo, the exhibition unfolds an investigation that, starting from the metaphors connected to motherhood, is proposed as an invitation to imagine alternative models of life and therefore also of social organisation, starting from the ancestral relationship that binds us to what is other than ourselves.

24 June 

  • 6 p.m.
    Official opening of the fourth edition of the Festival and exhibition vernissage with speeches by Elio Schenini, artistic director of the Festival and Giovanni Casella Piazza, president of the Foundation La Fabbrica del Cioccolato.
  • 6.30 p.m.
    Laura di Corcia with Zeno Gabaglio - Poetic reading
  • 9 p.m.
    Kety Fusco - Concert
  • 10.30 p.m.
    Béatrice Graf - Concert

7 July

  • 8 p.m.
    Sara Rossi Guidicelli with Delta Caroli Geiler - Reading

8 July

  • 9 p.m.
    Emilie Zoé - concert

12 August

  • 9 p.m.
    Billie Bird - Concert 
    Place: Castello di Serravalle

13 August

  • 8.30 p.m.
    Piera Giannotti
    Genalogie caprine - Theatre performance
    Place: Castello di Serravalle
    By and with Piera Gianotti Rosenber, directed by Emanuel Rosenberg
    Production: PLIM creations

2-3 September

  • 8 p.m.
    Lola Arias
    Archivo Madre - Lecture-performance
    Directed by Lola Arias with Laura Jimenez, Laura Santos, Anna Mariscal, Jasmine Bakalarz, Nicol Rivera
    Play in Spanish with Italian subtitles


  • CATEGORIES Exhibitions and fairs , Music , Get-togethers