Fondazione Remo Rossi
Via Nessi 22b
6600 Locarno
Tel : +41 (0)91 751 2166
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Calendar 2017

We are open at following times
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- Wed, Thur, Sat : 0900-1130
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NB the FRR Headquarters are closed
from June 17th through June 27th

  • Inaugural exhibit of headquarters, via Rusca 08
    RR on the road. Notebook of a sculptor
    - from 1.10.2016 to 05.03.2017
    - wed, thu, sat. : 0900-1130
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- Mostra inaugurale 2016

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Whom we are / contacts

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The Foundation Remo Rossi (FRR Locarno) is a non-profit association with the purpose of promoting and valorising the Work and the artistic heritage of the famous sculptor of Locarno.

The Foundation council (Board) is currently composed of four members including representatives of the Cantone Ticino and the Commune of Locarno.

The official address of the Foundation is:
Fondazione Remo Rossi
Via Rusca 08
6600 Locarno,
Tel : +41 (0)91 751 2166

The e-mail addresses of the FRR is:

info@fondazioneremorossi.ch

fondazioneRR@gmx.ch

Languages:
you can correspond with us either in English or in one of the official Swiss languages (Italian, French, German)

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Purposes of the Foundation Remo Rossi

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The statutes of the FRR foresee the following general purposes:

The promotion and conservation of the work of the sculptor Remo Rossi, born in Locarno on September 27th 1909 and deceased in Bern on December 30th 1982.

The fundation has the purpose of protecting, conserving, disclose and spread, promote and develop the Work of Remo Rossi, by undertaking any necessary action therefore.

Among the scopes of the Foundation, there is also the intention to offer to young artists who have been granted fellowships and to Ticino's students who have accomplished their studies at the Brera's academy (or with analogous training), the possibility of residing and working in the ateliers of the Saleggi, once these latter will be conveniently restructured.

The intent is to revive the ancient "Via dei marmi" (today "Via A. Nessi") where Ettore Rossi (father of Remo) had built his own laboratory. With this, one should be able to recapitulate the artistical-cultural ambiente who had been originally generated by Remo Rossi, who had given life to the ateliers towards the beginnning of the sixties.

It is a project that relaunches the idea of creating an artistic community analogous to the one of which Remo Rossi had been the initiator, thanks to his wide net of friendships with internationally known artists, and thanks to his commitment to foster young talents through the federal commissikon of fine arts, of which he had been president along over ten yerars.

The opening of one of these ateliers on the occasion of the Exhibit "l'energia del luogo" (may 2009) has been a unique occasion to begin rediscovering on one side the Work od RR and on the other side his passion for the promotion of junior artists. This will be done to honorably celebrate the great artist, in the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth and in honour and memory of his son Giancarlo who died in 2008 and had just the time to put together the first pieces of the Foundation.

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The beginnings of the Foundation Remo Rossi

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The Foundation Remo Rossi has officially seen the light by January 10th 2009 , in full accomplishment of the Last Will of Remo's son Giancarlo, prematurely deceased on May 2008.

The idea of creating the foundation was getting around already since several years, but various circumstances made the realisation of this vision impossible, until the first steps could be undertaken towards the end of 2008, in accordance with, and with the full collaboration of the heritage -managment lawyers (Avv. Salvioni).

The initial members of the Foundation Council (Board) had been designated by the main Founder Giancarlo, while the following members and the honorary members have been subsequently named by the Board itself. Therewith the foundation had rapidly acquired its structure.

Already after opening the doors of the Ateliers of Via Nessi and of the apartments in Via Rusca the Board members had to realise the immense amount of work that was ahead of them.

An impressive collection of plaster casts, disorderly piled up in the ateliers , the majority thereof in a rather precarious state, sculptures and casts spread all over in the depots of Via nessi and in the apartments of Via Rusca, an immensely rich collection of paintings, drawings, sculpures, documents, photographs and books piled up in dust covered cardboard boxes.

We started immediately to prepare a primary catalogue and inventory and to to bring the most precius items into security. This was rather complicated due to the amount and to the precarious conservation status.

The more precise catalogation is still ongoing and will require long time a big skills. The same will be needed for putting order and for refurbishing the plaster casts in view of their final placing in a dedicated space (gipsoteca). 

Diana Rizzi

President of the Fondazione Remo Rossi

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Foundation Council of the
Fondazione Remo Rossi

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The Foundation council inlcudes the following members:
  • Diana Bettoni Rizzi, Cavigliano (President)
  • Eros Bergonzoli, Ascona
  • Sandro Rusconi, representing the Cantone Ticino
  • Tiziana Zaninelli, Representing the Comune di Locarno

    Have been furthermore designated
    honorary members of the FRR:

  • Avv. Sergio Salvioni, Locarno
  • Arch. Gianfranco Rossi, Lugano

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